Wednesday, November 25, 2009

more miniatures

I sold out of my little wreath paintings a few days ago- but now have more to display in my shop. I'm trying to mainly focus on North American forest animals right now- though I'm sure I will start expanding geographically soon...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Moss Paintings

I have a couple of new pieces up in the store- Hand crafted frames of moss surrounding original paintings of animals. I love the forest and these little paintings remind me of my favorite wanderings through the woods. I think they have a bit of a fairytale quality to them and I'm thinking this year of doing a fairytale Holiday tree- lots of woodland animals, maybe even a few fairies, witches and other curious characters mixed in..

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Isabellas Art

There are so many wonderful artists out there- too many to name. I just found another one that I love:
Isabella is an artist inspired by myth and fairytale- she creates unique illustrations and (very cool) shadow puppets. I want one!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Texas- who knew?

McKinney Falls State Park
I recently moved to Central Texas from Portland, OR. Portland is a wonderland for me- lovely and mysterious- I love the way nature still overtakes the city in all of the beautiful parks and neighborhoods. I have spent many days and evenings in Portland, just walking around under the canopy of trees- feeling a connection with nature within the town.

I didn't imagine that TX could create that same feeling for me- but I was wrong! I bought a State Park pass shortly after moving here and have spent quite a lot of time hiking with my sweet friend (and dog) Tinker- exploring various parks in the hill country. There are so many beautiful parks here- and so many different types of geographical environments- from partial desert, to shrub covered hills, to forests- it's really quite amazing!

Guadalupe River State Park

Though I do miss my beloved Portland, I have found a home here in the wilds of Texas- and am happy to explore this beautiful land.

Colorado Bend State Park

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Holiday Miniature Art Show- Seattle

I have work up in this show-

If you are in the Seattle area- please check it out! There will be another show in December- more details to follow...

The Path Through The Woods- Oil on Board, 4"x 4"

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Holiday Ornaments

I have new work up on Etsy! These miniature paintings can be hung on the wall or on a Holiday tree. Measuring only 2.5 inches in diameter, they are composed of a tiny acrylic painting of various animals and birds- framed by a small grapevine wreath.

I have a strong love of all animals and a huge concern about environmental destruction. This issue is very important to me. Because of this, I have decided that 20% of proceeds from sales of my work will go to the World Wildlife Fund. This organization has been working for many years to assist in conservation of natural areas and animals, promotion of sustainable approaches of natural resources, and promotion of more efficient resources in order to reduce pollution. (

Monday, November 2, 2009

My Favorite Time of Year

Every year at this time- in honor of Dia De Los Muertos, I create a special altar. I like being able to honor those who have crossed to the other side- it is a wonderful tradition. This year, as the dead pass by, I will honor them with sweets, coffee, liqueur, candles, pictures, flowers, and a specially prepared dinner.
In remembrance of those special ones- Happy Dia De Los Muertos!

The Baron