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[sticky post] Find me here, there and everywhere! [Oct. 17th, 2015|06:40 pm]
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Just a good old fashioned sticky post :-) I will have to update it later with Instagram and Pinterest.


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Budgie coloring fun! [May. 12th, 2016|08:49 pm]
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I get so behind on blogging sometimes - the comic expo took up so much time! Somehow I managed to finish this before the comic expo and actually sold the first paper copy there. The buyer was thrilled. What can I say except that budgies are awesome! It's so rare to see the little guys get their own calendar. Now they have their own coloring book starring my budgies past and present.

It can be purchased as a PDF from my Etsy shop. Print as many times as you like for personal use. It's 13 pages of budgie coloring fun :-)

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Counting down the days... [Apr. 23rd, 2016|06:47 am]
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I have been in super biz mode for the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. This is my last weekend to wrap up all the things! Last year my to-do lists had to-do lists, but I am much more organized this year. I just have to print some prints, package some art and make sure all the little things are taken care of. It's going to be a fun time, I can't wait. My friend and I are sharing a table.

Thanks to Mike Rieger for the nifty graphic!



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New Horse Artwork [Apr. 1st, 2016|09:37 pm]
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Whew, I am always moving at the speed of life! Here is an 8.5x11" papercut that I did earlier in the month. It was inspired by a friend who reshares a lot of feathered horses on Facebook! Adding some horses within a horse made for a more interesting picture than just pinto coloured. It's for sale on Etsy too!

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Summer memories for winter days [Jan. 23rd, 2016|08:43 am]
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Like most creative people, I'm sitting on a pile of images and sometimes those images take longer than usual to see the light of day! I finally sat down and uploaded 20 of my favourite pictures from a 2010 visit to Lougheed House, a historic home and museum here in Calgary. It was a beautiful summer day, and my Mom and I headed down there to see what was new in the garden. I took along a piece of frosty plastic from an IKEA box and Mom patiently held it higher or lower behind the flowers. The effect worked well - a sort of fake selective focus which my old Canon PowerShot lacked. In pictures of the irises, it added a sparkly effect. A few of the irises and the violas have made it on to cards and magnets and now that I'm looking at them again, I'll probably pick out a few more for craft sales this year :-) Click through to see the whole album.


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New Year, New POD [Jan. 2nd, 2016|05:33 pm]
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Happy 2016 peeps! I started on a new print on demand site, Society6 which has a lot of old favourites on it at the moment. I love print on demand sites because the customer gets what they want and can get it at a reasonable price. Shipping from Canada is long and expensive and it saves me from having to keep inventory even if it doesn't mean as much money going into my pocket. Society6 is a fairly new site and I hope it improves! Some problems I have noticed with it are:

  • Deleted images cache and changes don't show up right way

  • There's no editing tools, not even a simple rotate for photos that are the wrong orientation

  • The site is a little disordered compared to other print on demand sites - listings are called "posts"

  • There's a constant problem with "upload limit reached" errors, so trying to replace an image is impossible

  • The seller backend doesn't work well or at all with Android/mobile, which is a bummer as I hoped to be able to edit the photo descriptions after uploading


Still, I hope the site grows and gets better - we all have to start somewhere!
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2015 Holiday Horse [Dec. 26th, 2015|11:51 am]
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Happy Boxing Day! I didn't have time to touch this picture yesterday and getting a good photo proved impossible day, so I simply scanned it. Hoping you all had a lovely Christmas and are excited for the new year!



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Free Printable Colouring Page - Holiday Horse [Dec. 6th, 2015|08:46 am]
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I turned my 2003 holiday horse into a colouring page! You can download it for free from my website. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print it. Have fun!





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Christmas Card Call [Nov. 14th, 2015|11:05 am]
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Hi friends, would you like a Christmas card? It's also possible that you might get a New Year's card :-D If it's been a while since I have mailed you something, please leave your current address (all comments are screened) or message me. Everyone is welcome to get a card from me!
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100 Etsy sales! [Oct. 25th, 2015|08:55 am]
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I just happened to be on my cellphone that the Etsy seller app went cha-ching! It's silly, but worth celebrating :-D If I had more items in my shop, I would offer a coupon, but...





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