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Bee and Bird Song video 

My Ceanothus is in full bloom at the moment and the bees love it. So thought I’d share a video.

I managed to get some bird song in it too, although the 5th attempt with previous versions having neighbours talking, traffic noise & whistling!

Video is now available to download here  https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-video-bees-blossom-bird-song-video-honey-buzzing-around-ceanothus-bush-full-bloom-s-spring-purple-flowers-birds-video93313828#res18445732

See my Zazzle store for products featuring Ceanothus and bees.

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New candle holders and a cute dog!

Spotted this doggy in the window from the bus. He’s so cute I had to share!

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Art wise kingfisher’s have been popular and I’ve started some new candle holders. Thought the blue glass would work well with both kingfishers and dragonflies.

Planning on painting some fish on them next.

Offers

With Christmas not too far away and many of us trying to keep costs down thought I’d start a series of posts highlighting special offers.

Today Zazzle UK are offering 40% off clocks & watches, 24% off anything else until the 17th with code WATCHTHISNOW.

Here are a selection of watches for animal loving men and women.

 
Wolf on the Prowl Sketch
Pleased to say I’ve sold a few clocks, here are just a few from my zazzle stores 
Zazzle.com has other offers with up to 50% off a variety of products, using code

LOVEZGIFTS50

New Zebra reverse glass painting

Every now and then I feel the need to do something different, as my regular readers know! This time I decided on semi abstract wall art, which you may have seen if you’re following me on Instagram.

Keeping with glass painting I painted this zebra on a windy plain, streaking the glass paint for a semi abstract effect.

What you see is in reverse, having painted on the inside of the glass. It is signed but not in reverse, I couldn’t get my head around that! 

Experimenting 

The difficult thing with painting on glassware is to stop the paint from running. To prevent this I paint in stages letting the paint dry in between.

Today I decide to experiment on a chipped bowl, which I can’t sell, and paint quickly without waiting.

With gravity the vertical zebra stripes are generally ok with the odd wobble here and there but it does look messy! However the horizontal striped legs are a different matter but I’m quite liking the running effect for reflections or an abstract piece.

I painted a frog too but he lost an eye, has elongated toes and speckles that grew to blobs! I’ve been meaning to do a frog wine glass though, so think I’ll stick to the usual way of waiting for the paint to dry before adding more.

Birds Flying

My bird paintings are flying out the house lately with a few commissions!

It started with this primrose vase and a barn owl.

 Another customer requested a hummingbird on a bowl 

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Thank you so much for the hummingbird bowls which arrived safely today. I think my nieces will love them! The reason I chose hummingbirds is as a result of this saying which I found “Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation”.

Then my most quirky custom order so far has to be for tealight holders with chorister ducks!

They loved them, as did we, even more so as they were such personal gifts. We are extremely grateful to you for your skill in transferring a mad idea into such lovely keepsakes! 

These have been fun to do and I have such lovely customers who gave me great feedback.

Sales have been good on Zazzle too with various bags including this owl, a kingfisher hat and my dragonfly shoes are flying around the world.

Tawny Owl Art Tote Bag

Flying Kingfisher Trucker Hat

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Pink Dragonfly Art Printed Shoes

All these orders have happened when local shop sales have been slow, due to the weather I think, so very glad I’ve diversified. The saying ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ is so true!