Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Autumn Hike

 The leaves have all fallen here in Pennsylvania, but technically it is still autumn.  I took these on a hike a few weeks ago, when the weather was a little warmer and the afternoons were golden.  Truly, I like that part of autumn.  I'm still learning to like this part, when everyday you look to make sure it hasn't snowed, and you walk outside and then right back in again to get mittens and a hat.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in America and I want to wish all of you a lovely holiday.  Even if you are visiting the blog from abroad, I hope your life is filled with things to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

2016 Wall Calendar

I'm so excited to share my new calendar with you.  It's the first I have ever made.  I worked with a printer here in Pittsburgh to make it a reality, and I'm so pleased with how they came out.

This limited edition calendar (only 40 made) was inspired by the joy we can find in nature's pleasures.  Here are the details:

Dimensions - 11x18

Seven pages, perforated at the top so you can tear them off and save them.

Hand-numbered (by me) on the front.

Includes two metal grommets at the top so you can hang it on your wall.

It's available in my shop and you can pick one up in person this weekend at the Wings and Wildlife Art Show at the National Aviary here in Pittsburgh.  I'll be by the penguins!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

McLeod Plantation

In June I visited McLeod Plantation in South Carolina with my daughter and my mother.  It is newly opened, and it is the first plantation I have been to where the majority of the narrative was about the Africans who had been enslaved there.  We had a really fantastic tour, and enjoyed a picnic lunch on the lovely grounds.  I'm afraid I didn't get the best pictures, since it was midday, but I think you  can get the idea from this single shot what a stunning place it was to spend a day.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Clouds and Lines

I found this image while rooting through some old files and I loved the simplicity of it.   You can find it in my shop

Monday, October 19, 2015

Wings and Wildlife Show

Hello everyone!  I am excited to announce that I have been chosen as one of the artists for the Wings and Wildlife Art Show at the National Aviary here in Pittsburgh.  If you are feeling fancy, join the artists (and the birds) for the opening black tie soiree on November 6th.  Ticket sales benefit the aviary, and you'll have the chance to bid on one of my works during the silent auction.  You can get your tickets here.

My work will also be available during the marketplace, November 7 and 8, with admission to the aviary.  I can't think of a more fun place to exhibit, so come on by!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Scenic Overlook

On our way back from Cacapon we traveled lots of curvy roads through the hills of the Laurel Highlands, stopping often to enjoy the beautiful views.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Raindrops on Leaves and Pods

We did get a good bit of rain on our vacation, but it just made everything that much prettier.