Monday, April 14, 2014

A Little Grey

Couldn't resist taking this picture of the sunlight breaking through the clouds behind the barn next door. The rain clouds were rolling in this morning leaving us with more grey.
 The hedgerow of osage orange trees looks a little menacing in the morning light.
October or April - you decide

Friday, April 4, 2014

Polyclay Faux Taxidermy

I have been working on making some polymer clay animals for faux taxidermy this past week, and a few blanks for buttons.
 The fox, hedgehog, and badger are small but hefty. I needed to make a something sturdy to mount them on.
 The critters - they seem to be in need of a little color. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

FIRST in Cincinnati

This past weekend my family and I attended the FIRST Robotics Competition in Cincinnati Ohio. It is amazing to see these robots in action. The event was held at Xavier University. Congratulations to the members of team 4683 and the coach and mentors. 

 The programming group working away on scouting other FRC Teams.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Signs of Warmer Weather

 This little possum came visiting our porch after the last snow storm ended. He may have been hanging around under the porch for a while and eating up any leftover bird food. His fuzzy face is worthy of an animal portrait.

My paintings have been featured in an Etsy Treasury. You can find them here. -

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A new adventure-- archival prints of my watercolors

I recently opened an Etsy shop -TinkersHeart- featuring archival art prints of my watercolor paintings. I am very happy with the results of the printing process. The color reproduction is quite good and the texture and feel of the paper gives prints the same appearance as the original watercolor. The print of the bird above is available in the shop and below is an image from an earlier post of the squirrel, owl, and bird in progress. 
The raven in progress and the finished print

Wednesday, January 8, 2014