Friday, January 4, 2013

Thank You Notes in Black and Gold

This set three cards, have a classy yet childlike look, created with original mixed media on 4 by 5.5 black paper.  Each comes with a coordinating envelope.  I am asking $12.50 for the set of three on Etsy.  Go to my Daisy Bumbershoot page there.

Sets of Cards

You can go to my Etsy site: Daisy Bumbershoot
to see my collections of handmade cards I am slowly putting up.  I will also post some of the paintings found in my gallery for sale there.

Here is my undersea collection.  You can purchase this set of three 4 by 5 1/2 cards for $10.50 on Etsy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Walking the Dog

Pooches are almost as interesting as their masters.   

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


This painting on rice paper is using a wax resist method much like batik is done on silk.  This one is of a flock of terns of course!  Below is a segment of the painting.  Intentionally wrinkled, it cracks the was creating those nuances that Oriental paintings often has.  This copy is not very true to detail or color, but i did want to show the interesting torn edges of the rice paper finish in the lower picture.  

Friday, June 22, 2012

Suspicious Looks from a Robin

Standing Guard on a Branch

A big fat robin often comes and sits on the railing of the second story porch, and then, noticing that I too am there, flies off to a near wire or branch to look at me suspiciously.  I don't know what he could be so suspicious of, as it truly looks as if he had eaten all of the worms and insects on the acre that he seems to be king of.   Truly, he doesn't know that my taste for such tidbits had long ago retired in childhood after a few tries of various garden wigglies.  I soon learned that the peas that grew along the fence and the apples that hung on low branches were the better culinary choice.  No, I think he really isn't thinking about what I'm eating, though I might be enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with my book.  I know those unknown delights don't interest him. Still, this bird's curiosity of me is no less than my own for him. It is this mutual inquisitiveness that has inspired a book that I am in the middle of writing and illustrating. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Woman With Basket

I've been reading a lot about Africa lately and in my exploration, I cannot help but have prayer rise up in me for this large continent with so many people, with so many different backgrounds and cultures, some with unbelievable hardships.  Woman and children are the weakest ones in tragedy and my heart is going out to them all, but especially these, and so I began a drawing of a woman with a basket on her shoulder.  As you can see, the basket is not there yet.