Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Vote for Tamayo {{{Pretty Please}}}

My handsome cat nephew Tamayo is famous!

Etsy.com has chosen his handsome mug for their weekly poll featuring Pet Items this week. Please vote for him at http://www.etsy.com/voter_list.php?ref=voter&room_id=44 (he is the Custom Cat Portrait item). If you aren't already a member of Etsy, it's easy to sign up! Voting ends early Monday morning...

You'll notice that Tamayo is extra special, because he is an Odd-Eyed Cat (one blue eye, one green)!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bee Nice To Your Planet...Your Earth-Mates Will Thank You

Some beautiful earth-mates I had the pleasure of meeting over the past few days:

At the Woodburn, Oregon, Tulip Festival: A Picture-Perfect Pollinator

At the Tualatin River National Wildlife Preserve: A Handsome Bald Eagle

Also at the Tualatin River: A Flirtatious Pair of Tree Swallows

All photos copyright 2009 Susan Faye. Do not reproduce without permission. Thanks!

Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Illustration Friday...Bird Brain No. 6

Illustration Friday
"impossibility" )

It seemed a complete impossibility to Ferguson, and yet, this was the second time in one day that a bird had landed on his head.

Bird Brain 6 can be found on tote bags, tees, note cards and more at my Cafepress Shop.

It is also available as a matted print and as an original ACEO at my Etsy Shop

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Illustration Friday...Fleeting Moments

Illustration Friday
(theme: "fleeting")

My bear cub will be celebrating his 22nd birthday on Easter Sunday.

A million fleeting moments have gone by in 22 years, many still fondly remembered, many more simply gone forever from the memory banks...

(Happy birthday son, from your loving mama bear.

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This Mama Bear image is available on clothing and gifts at my Cafepress Shop: www.cafepress.com/SusanFayeNature

Illustration Friday is a wonderful website that presents a different theme each week, then encourages illustrators to submit an illustration about that theme.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Spring, On the Wing

I'm always happy when one of my creations finds its way to a new home. Sometimes it takes a while to find just the right person. "Crown Jewels" was one of those paintings that was "oft admired, but not acquired" for two years...But I'm happy to report that this watercolor of two white-crowned sparrow finally flew away last month !

Another creation that is waiting to fly away is this original watercolor painting called "Two Days 'Til Spring", available at my Etsy Shop:
Spring Robin

To celebrate spring, I am offering a 10 percent discount/rebate on any of my original paintings through the end of April. Just put the code AprilShowers in the Notes to Seller when you purchase the item, and you will be refunded the 10 percent.

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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Illustration Friday...Lucky Charms

Illustration Friday
(theme:"talisman" )

Having possibly used up seven of his nine lives to date (the incident with the shi-tzu is still unconfirmed as actually having been a life-threatening situation...), Clancy never leaves the house now without wearing his Good Luck Talisman around his neck.

Bird Brain 3 can be found on tote bags, tees, note cards and more at my Cafepress Shop.

It is also available as a matted print at my Etsy Shop: Bird Brain 3 print

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Communing With Nature...

Bertram just loves communing with nature, and it loves communing with him!

This is a
n ORIGINAL miniature pen/ink with watercolor painting and is No. 1 from my "Bird Brain Series". It is in ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) format, which means that the artwork size is 2.5" x 3.5".

It is is hand-painted on super-heavy Arches 300-lb. acid-free cold-press watercolor paper with professional quality watercolor paints. These mini paintings are adorable when matted and framed!

Thanks for visiting!

This original ACEO pen/ink with watercolor illustration is currently for sale at my Etsy shop: BIRD BRAIN ACEO

"Bird Brain No. 1" is also available on giftware and t-shirts for Kids and Grownups at my CafePress Shop: