Twelvetide Holiday Sale- Day 4

Welcome back! Today’s special item is my California Quail Artist Trading Card. This is the state bird of California.  We are fortunate to have flocks running around our farm in the Napa Valley.  Normally $5, Mr. Quail is on sale today only for $4.  Visit my Etsy store to take advantage of this bargain. Enjoy,… Continue reading Twelvetide Holiday Sale- Day 4

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Twelvetide Sale- Day 3

Today’s sale item is my Lavender Wand with purple picotee satin ribbon. Normally $10, this item is on sale today only for $8.50.  Visit my Etsy store to cash in on this bargain! Enjoy! Ann

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Twelvetide Sale- Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of my Twelvetide Holiday Sale! Yesterday I featured a discount on this Quail Strut Fine Art Luggage Tag.  Today I’m adding a Lavender Print Lavender Sachet. Normally I will set the previous days sale item back to normal price, but just for today, both items will be on sale. So visit… Continue reading Twelvetide Sale- Day 2

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Twelvetide Holiday Online Sale

Happy Holidays Art Lovers! It’s been an exciting year and I want to thank you for supporting the arts in our community; more specifically me!  To that end, I would like to offer you a Twelvetide Holiday Sale. For each of the next Twelve Days, I will be putting a single item on sale in… Continue reading Twelvetide Holiday Online Sale

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White-Breasted Nuthatch

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern The largest nuthatch, so named for the habit of jamming an acorn into a tree and then whacking it with its bill to “hatch” out the nut.  A frequent visitor to my feeder.  I enjoy the soft peep or yink call in the oak trees above my head that signals… Continue reading White-Breasted Nuthatch

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Barnyard Rooster

Barnyard Rooster, watercolor batik You would think that the domestic chicken, which has been bred and loved by human kind for centuries would not be endangered, but the Livestock Conservancy tracks breeds that are in danger of extinction. The much-loved Rhode Island Red, for example, is on their Watch list. My Barnyard Rooster was actually… Continue reading Barnyard Rooster

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Grosbeak for Open Studios

Only 12 days to Open Studios Napa Valley One image I’ll be sharing there is the Black-headed Grosbeak. As we lived in a trailer for 7 years while building our home, I became more and more interested in the birds visiting my feeder out the back window. I joined our local Audubon chapter and went… Continue reading Grosbeak for Open Studios

Challenge Yourself with Plein Air Painting

The following article is an expansion for the Art Association Napa Valley on one of my earlier posts Many artists will tell you that gaining experience painting en plein air is essential. They insist that experiencing the light when painting out of doors is unmatched. Historically, the act of outdoor painting from observation became popular in… Continue reading Challenge Yourself with Plein Air Painting