Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Etsy Asks "Which Item Colors You Beautiful?"

I was pleased and excited this morning to discover that Etsy.com has included my "Peaceable Kingdom" print in their weekly poll asking "Which Item Colors You Beautiful?" Please vote for me at


...and if you don't mind, please ask all of your cat-dog-bird-butterfly lovin' friends to vote too {{{pretty please with sugar on top }}}! If you aren't already a member of Etsy, it's easy to sign up! Voting ends early next Monday morning...


This print is available with or without text in my Etsy shop: Matted Print

And is also available as a mini poster in my Cafepress shop: Mini Poster

Monday, June 29, 2009

A Beautiful Day

I had the pleasure of hiking up the Cascade Head trail for the first time on Friday with Dave, Mary, and Scott. It was one of those perfect, windswept, shining, glorious days along the Oregon coast. God bless the Nature Conservancy for preserving, developing and maintaining a beautiful trail winding upward through a fairy garden forest.

We enjoyed flora...

and fauna...

and the VIEW!

For more information about Cascade Head visit this link: Cascade Head

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Illustration Friday: Cloud Drifting

"drifting" )

Summer is a lovely time to climb to a dreamy mountain lake filled with clouds--upside-down and
drifting in tandem with those in the perfect blue sky above.

Thanks for visiting!

"Drift With The Clouds" is an illustration from my Mother Nature Series. These designs are available on an assortment of Nature Lover clothing and gifts at my Cafepress Shop: www.cafepress.com/SusanFayeNature

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Illustation Friday: Unfold

Illustration Friday
(theme:"unfold" )

A watercolor from the archives...a delicate yellow cactus blossom beckons a honeybee while tightly-closed buds await their turn to unfold...

Thanks for visiting!

This limited edition giclee print, called "First Blush" is available as a matted print in my Etsy Shop

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Orange Tulip

Alas, the tulips are gone now, but I have plenty of photos to remember them by, and some will hopefully become the subject of paintings over the next year.

This little orange tulip was an experiment with using watercolors on clayboard. It was my 3rd or 4th attempt and it takes a little getting used to, as the paint moves around differently than on paper. The advantage is that it does not need to be framed under glass!

I'm happy to report that my experiment was a success, as this painting has made its way to a new home, thanks to Hidden Treasures Gallery in McMinnville, Oregon.

Look at these beauties! These were some specialty tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in April. I feel a painting coming on....

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Goldfinch Invasion

I'm happy to report that my watercolor painting called "Delicate By Nature" has flown the coop and landed in a lovely home in Portland, Oregon! It features a pair of American Goldfinches enjoying a spring day. On the same day that the sale was confirmed, a little goldfinch flew into the Lawrence Gallery and Margot was able to rescue it and hold it in her hands for a few moments before she set it free.

Dave and I have been enjoying a record number of goldfinches at the feeders. Dave found this wonderful rock with many holes at the coast and it makes a perfect goldfinch feeder--some holes are filled with water, and others are filled with nyjer seed.

Aren't these birds just the prettiest little things?
Thanks for visiting!

This limited edition print is a giclee reproduction of another watercolor painting of mine called "Such a Pretty Day". Prints may be purchased at my Etsy online shop:

Monday, June 01, 2009

And The Winner Is......DoodleGirl!

Thank you to all who participated in my May Giveaway! A winner was chosen by a random drawing and the winner of the Bird Brain magnet set is The Doodle Girl. Please drop by her website and enjoy her whimsical artwork:

The Doodle Girl - Confessions of an Obsessive Doodler