Archive for April, 2009

Flopsy Chooses to Fly, Greeting Cards!

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

  Fresh from the printers!  I now have greeting cards featuring the artwork, Flopsy Chooses to Fly!  Check it out!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24409677

A Trip to the Sea.

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

  My Husband and I went up the California coast to go hiking.  One of our favorite places to go is Montana de Oro near Moro Bay.

  This picture shows the trail up to Valencia Peak. And, yes, we hiked up to the peak of that small mountain.

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The Magic Swan

Friday, April 17th, 2009

  After a lot of false starts on several other quilts,  I have finally completed a new quilt.  I think I was trying to work too big to suit my sensibilities.  This quilt is little.

  I have been wanting to do a swan quite for a while.

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I love history.

Monday, April 13th, 2009

     I love history.  For the last few years I have been studying the History of North American.  Because I get bored easily I prefer books that not only have great information but their writers are good storytellers.  Here is a list of my 4 favorite history books and why I like them.

I   Albions Seed by David hackett Fischer.  Ever wonder why your Grandma is the way she is?  Well this book might help.  This book covers 4 british cultural types and explains their customs, clothing, relationships, religion and what societies they created when they became Americans.  This is a big thick book, but I wish is was bigger because I was intrigued by all the information.

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The High Road

Monday, April 6th, 2009

   When I am not doing art, bear research, or thinking about things that freak me out, I hike.

  It’s spring where I live.  The flowers are blooming.  These are Monkey Face flowers, but I call them Monkey Butt flowers.  I think it’s better.

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King of the Hummingbirds

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

  I have wanted to do a hummingbird print for quite a while.  Anyone who has had dealings with hummers knows what the crown is all about.   A couple years ago I went to Grey Feather Lodge in New Mexico.  Grey Feather is a bird watcher’s haven.  They have a large porch from which they hang a ton of hummingbird feeders.  There must have been a hundred or more Hummers.  It was somewhat terrifying.  It was like being swarmed by a hundred really large, angry bees.  Luckily, they don’t sting, but there were a few times that I thought that I might leave the lodge with new piercings.  If you are ever in this situation don’t get between a hummer and his feeder.   You have been warned.

For best view click on the images.

Limited Edition Print: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23262598

 

April’s Embroidery Pattern. No Foolin’.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

  A lot of people requested a boy themed embroidery pattern.  I went into my sketch books and found this little guy.  Hope you enjoy him.

Click on image to get the full size pattern.