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and gorgeous deep purple shibori tie dyed mohair, w/ some blue flecks. i am working on 2 little bears from this material. it's been a busy week, but i do promise they will be ready in time for Trick or Treating! will post more sneak peeks this weekend. have a great one!
inspiration for today: life-size topiary ellies!
imagine a whole herd of these with some trees, a bamboo grove and a pond/watering hole... that's what i would do :)
this week i've been working on special order bears and packing up print orders.
i will be doing a little Halloween update with *new* bears next week!
check back here for sneak peeks. ✭
the story about mr. orange tabby is that neighbors (known and unknown) are feeding him, so he's not seeking out food thus not attracted to the fish baits i set in the humane trap. finally last month, by chance, i discovered a kind neighbor on the other block, Pam, who is feeding him daily. we had a nice chat about King Henry (that's what she named him) and she filled in some details about his origins. apparently a few years ago, a car pulled up in the alley and poor King Henry was simply "dropped off", letting out a loud miaow as they shut the door and drove off. sadly, many people don't bother to neuter/spay their animals and abandon them when they start howling, spraying, and other effects of primal urges. Pam had also tried to TNR Henry, but unsuccessfully. so working together, she and I -the two "Ps", coordinated a trap day, made the appt at the cat clinic, and she withheld Henry's food....
but, Henry never showed up. frustrating since i see him with great regularity. he has a routine that cuts through my yard- i've seen him snoozing under our butterfly bush in the morning, sunning himself belly up in our wildflower patch at noon, napping behind the boxwoods in the early evening (pictured above). Pam is pretty sure that another neighbor is also leaving food out for the cats! which means coordinating with them also to withhold food before trapping day. it's easy to let days, weeks, months slip by...it can feel overwhelming trying to do it yourself. good thing is, a dialogue is happening and there is moral support. a lot of work to nab this guy but i am ever confident we will. you hear me, Henry?
October charity: 10% of each sale of Halloween Kitty Cat Witch print on eBay goes to Alley Cat Allies, helping cats like King Henry nationwide.
Each print is on a unique 1930's dictionary page, no two are alike. pigment ink and real acrylic hand painted eyes. this mixed media art print makes a lovely gift for animal-lovers and for a good cause!
viola! healthy, vegan, better-than-nutella! i substituted with almonds. made in a matter of minutes. recipe via chocolate covered katie. it is heavenly spread on multigrain or sourdough toast, with a lot less guilt.
the ladies swooned over the macarons at Laduree. the rose & caramel were my favorites. i never had a macaron before, so where a better place than Paris to try my first!
which inspired my new print: elephant eating macarons! there are a few more fun elephant prints now available in my etsy print shop.
enjoy the weekend! it's rain, rain, rainy here. ☂
see the full listing here. SOLD
~Lilac Bunny Carrot Dreaming~
~ Mint Bunny Strawberry Dreaming~
back to the topic of moons...above are my "bunny dreaming.." on antique moon map prints, available in my art print shop. you will find them under category archival art prints. i just love the surrealist quality of these.
web site friday! just 1 giraffe and 1 bear are in need of forever homes, possibly yours? i'm taking good care of them in the meantime, ie: many pots of tea, ginger cookies, tucking them in at night while they say a Shirley Temple-esque bedside prayer "one day soon we will find our new homes".
have a lovely October 1st. ❦