Newsletter Issue #4, August 2009 

In This Issue:

- Artistic Collaboration

- On-line Interview

- Scratchboard Art

- August Discount Coupon



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Artistic Collaboration
Team effort with Polarity on Etsy

Recently on Twitter, an artist posted a link to a locket featuring her art on Etsy (an on-line site for art/crafts). I took a look and thought my Petzazz style art would be a good fit, so I contacted the shopkeeper (Polarity) to see if she was interested in a collaboration. She has collaborated with a number or artists and agreed to add my art to her collection. She's come up with a wonderful locket set featuring 3 of my critter paintings and a word definition. The locket is made of recycled metal. It's magnetic and the images and word definition are interchangeable. Click here to see the locket set in Polarity's shop.

On-line Interview
Thanks to Twitter

There are many opinions about Twitter, but I happen to like it and have found it a great way to promote my work and interact with other artists and interesting people from around the world (see above collaboration!). Sometimes I do post about what I had for lunch, but most of the time I post about my latest art, something interesting I found on the web, a neat quote, things like that.

Being on Twitter and posting links to my art resulted in an on-line interview with Paige (aka TheEquinest). Paige e-mailed a list of questions which I answered and she then posted on her blog. She also included a number of images of my work, and a photo of me and our border collie Magpie. Click here to read the interview.

Scratchboard Art
Snow Leopard and Pinto Filly

I've just completed a new scratchboard drawing of a snow leopard. I took the reference photo at the Sacramento Zoo. This 4" x 4" drawing is framed (5" x 5") and available at the Auburn Old Town Gallery for $125, or you can purchase it directly from me.

"Snow Leopard" - 4" x 4" Scratchboard Drawing

I was recently notified that my drawing of a pinto filly
has been accepted in the 2009 Draft Horse Classic's "Art at the Classic" art show. The Classic (and the art show) runs September 24 - 27. If you love horses, the Classic is a must see. You can get up close and personal with these gentle giants. Seeing them all decked out and pulling wagons in the performance ring is a real treat too.

"Pinto Filly" - 5" x 6.5" Scratchboard Drawing

   Click here to go shopping!
Original art. Reproductions on note cards, prints, magnets & earrings.

Thank you for your interest in my work and your support!

- Ann