Tag Archives: black and white note cards

“Eye on the Sparrow”, note cards inspired by birds, nature and winter

sketch of junco

Snowbird

I feed birds at feeders all year, but in winter have many more feeders to enjoy, and as I travel around on foot or on bike I carry a little 5” x 8” sketchbook and small drawing paper scraps plus various pens and pencils, charcoal and ink. The stark light of winter, branches and shadows etched on fresh snow and the quick movements of birds make me leave the complications of my pastels behind in favor of quick sketches.

This set of notecards was compiled from years of little sketches I did for enjoyment and kept in the sketchbooks.

Eye on the Sparrow logo

birds in snow sketch

Birds in Snow

sketch of junco on snowy branch

Snowbird

charcoal sketch of chartiers creek in snow

Creek Study in Snow

pen and ink sketch of bare trees in snow

Light Woods

charcoal sketch of bare trees

The Path of the Elves

charcoal sketch of tree on hillside

The Sentinel

pen and ink sketch of an iron fence and bare tree

Wrought Iron Fence

pencil sketch of bare tree branches

Tree Study

charcoal sketch of small stream in heavy snow

Stream in the Snow

charcoal sketch of sparrows in a spruce tree

The Sparrows in the Spruce

Cards are 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, blank inside with matching envelopes, printed in soy-based ink on 25% cotton fiber stock with a 35% recycled content.

They are available in packs of 12 with three cards in each of the four images. Packs or boxes of individual images or different combinations are available on request.

Writing Paper and Memo Pads

In addition, I also offer these images on 5.5″ x 8.5″ writing paper with second sheets matching envelopes and on 2.75″ x 8.5″ memo pads.

  • twelve sheets of writing paper, twelve blank sheets, twelve envelopes in a clear, resealable plastic sleeve
  • memo pads with 25 sheets

And Prints

I also offer these images as 4″ x 6″ prints centered on 8″ x 10″ paper.

Visit the Marketplace on my website for more information.

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Tired of e-mail? Write a letter or send a notecard!

After Dinner Nap notecard

After Dinner Nap notecard

A gift for yourself to correspond with friends–or a gift for friends to correspond with you!

I get a little tired of e-mail, partly because I get a little tired of being at my computer. And a generic-looking e-mail message isn’t always what I want to send to a friend as congratulations, condolence, or just a “thinking of you” note.

A set of notecards or a package of notepaper is a perfect way to keep in touch. I began printing my original cat paintings on notecards years ago because I love to write little notes bearing images I know the recipient will love. I carry both feline notecards and wildlife notecards; in this post I’ll cover feline images.

My Cats in the Sun, 4 designs

After Dinner Nap A Warm BathA Rosy GlowThe Little SunflowerBright sunshine on anything will inspire me, especially when it’s illuminating one of my cats…and so I’d like to share that inspiration with other feline fans. These four designs are printed from my original artwork, each of them cats who’ve shared my life past and present.

Cards include a border as shown, and are printed in black, brown or rust on various natural color cover stocks in coordinating earth tones. They are blank inside, 4-1/2” x 6-1/4” and come with ivory envelopes. See below for samples of cards.

They are available in packs of 12 with three cards in each of the four images. Packs or boxes of individual images or different combinations are available on request. Visit my Marketplace to order.

Kitties Being Kitties, 4 designs

Kitties Being Kitties Images

Pansy, They Miss You When You're Gone, I Like Your Spots, Big Game Hunter

Sometimes the simplicity of a single color line or tone on a beautiful paper stock tells the story more expressively than a full-color, scenic rendering. The expressions, coat patterns and close-cropped scenes of cats just being the individuals they are inspired me to create these little cameos.

These drawings are printed in black on natural recyclable cotton 80 lb. cover stock and are blank inside. Cards are 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ with matching envelopes.

They are available in packs of 12 with three cards in each of the four images. Packs or boxes of individual images or different combinations are available on request. Visit my Marketplace to order.

Feline Sketches Notecards and Notepaper, nine designs

Conversation With a Daisy notecareIn the BagReady for PlaySleeping Beauty My ever-inspiring family of felines causes me to carry both my camera and a sketch pad around the house. Quick, simple pencil sketches catch them hanging around the house and are my favorite warm-up to creating larger pieces of artwork. While I could live three lifetimes and never be finished with the images I can create from my group, friends also give me photos that are too good to pass up. Pencil can be challenging to reproduce, and I’m happy to introduce a new series in addition to my pen and ink and my full-color fine art notecards series.

All products are printed in soy-based ink on 25% cotton fiber stock with a 35% recycled content. In addition, the paper was manufactured in the USA using windpower using no bleach from trees in a managed woodlot. Cards are 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ with matching envelopes.

They are available in packs of 12 in various combinations. Packs or boxes of individual images or different combinations are available on request.

Writing Paper and Memo Pads

I also offer these images on 5.5″ x 8.5″ writing paper with second sheets matching envelopes and on 2.75″ x 8.5″ memo pads. Visit my Marketplace for details and ordering.


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