Tag Archives: nature artwork

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

sketch of junco


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


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.


Unique Block-printed, Hand-painted T-shirts!

Yes? block print t-shirt


For the animal lovers among you, especially cats and wildlife, I’ve created several t-shirt designs made from linoleum-block prints hand-painted with cold-set fabric dyes.

I print them myself using waterproof inks, then hand-tint each one individually.

At left, you see “Yes?”, the female leopard who wonders why you are staring at her.

All shirts are printed on heavyweight white 100% cotton, fabric and shirt Made in the USA. I carry them in S, M, L and XL and can custom-print other sizes (but not in time for holiday shipment). shirts are $25.00 each plus shipping. I’ve stocked in all sizes now, but if I run low it’s a little too close to the holidays to ensure I can print and deliver unless you are in the eastern United States, so try to order soon.

Other designs include two Tortie Cats: The Goddess and The Roundest Eyes, Puget Sound/Whale’s Tail and Near and Far Away.

The Goddess block-printed t-shirt

"The Goddess"

The Roundest Eyes block-printed t-shirt

"The Roundest Eyes"

At left are “The Goddess” and “The Roundest Eyes”.

You can read about these two cats on my website.

Visit my Marketplace for more details!

Below are “Puget Sound”, “Whale Tail 1” and “Whale Tail 2”, inspired by friends’ tales of whale-watching on the west and east coast.

Puget Sound block-printed t-shirt

Puget Sound

Whale Tail 1 block printed t-shirt

Whale Tail 1

Whale Tail 2 block-printed t-shirt

Whale Tail 2

And finally, there is “Near and Far Away”, simply inspired by comparing two scenes in the sky, day and night.

Near and Far Away block-print t-shirt

Near and Far Away

Woven Cotton Blankets, Cats, Dogs, Wolves and Nature

For those who’ve been visiting this post, these blankets are on clearance! See “Clearance on Woven Cotton Blankets”.

These blankets have been pretty popular this fall, and I’m down to just a few left. I’m not sure an order to have more made could be done in time to ship for the holidays, so this is it!

I found a company that converts my artwork to a tapestry-style weaving, not an imprint, and the blankets are made in the USA of 100% USA-grown cotton. All blankets are fringed with black and white fringe on the sides and multi-color fringe on the top and bottom. They are so soft and comfortable that I’ve been using some of my samples.

These blankets are 36″ x 50″, large enough to cover you on the couch. They come with a zippered bag for storage.$50.00 each, plus shipping, available in my Marketplace.

Dusk in the Woods: 7 blankets left

Dusk in the Woods woven blanket

Dusk in the Woods, woven blanket

The Goddess: ONLY 1 LEFT!

The Goddess, woven blanket

The Goddess, woven blanket


Cassie and Tyler, woven blanket

Cassie and Tyler, woven blanket

Wolf Howl: SOLD OUT! I’ll be ordering more, though, so if you are interested, please send an e-mail.

Wolf Howl, woven blanket

Wolf Howl, woven blanket

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