Artist for May
the Auburn Old Town Gallery
For 2010, the Auburn
Old Town Gallery (in Auburn, CA) is featuring three artists each month. I'm one of the three
featured artists for May, along with Mary Prantil (fiber art) and Anita Posey
artists are asked to bring in some new art for their display
space, so I've come up with 4 new paintings on the ArtBoards Cold
Pressed Watercolor Panel that I've been raving about. For these paintings, I used ink (a black Micron
pen), watercolor and color pencil. Two of the four are the pig and
pug above. The only ink-work on the pig is a little bit on his eyes, the pug
has quite a bit.
I've also put up a few framed ACEOs, that aren't exactly
new, but they're new to the gallery. "Hey
Kid", a vibrant color
pencil drawing of a pygmy goat, is one of them. ACEO stands
for Art Cards, Originals & Editions and they're always 2.5" x
3.5". I've been creating ACEOs since I discovered them in late
2006. Click here to find out more and see plenty of samples of these mini artworks.
Summary of Our April Trip
My husband and I are birders (birdwatchers) and in April, we decided it was time
to return to the Texas coast to check out the migrant
action. At this time of year, birds are migrating from
the Yucatan Peninsula across the gulf and up the east
coast to their summer nesting locations. As they cross
the gulf, they'll stop along the
Texas coast to rest and refuel. Warbler species (a
big draw to this part of Texas during migration) come
in to the forested areas and provide some amazing birding.
We'd been to
coastal Texas a few times in the past and it
This was a 6-day trip, but days 1 & 6
were travel days, so we had 4 days to take in the
bird life. In those 4
days, we saw 158 bird species, 26 of which were
warbler species. You can read the full account
on my blog
- I made four posts about our trip, starting with this one. There are photos on my blog,
and additional ones on Flickr.
Custom Business Cards
Text, My Art or Photos
now offering custom business cards through my Zazzle shop.
The cards feature my art or photographs, but you can edit
the text to suit your needs - with the option to change the
font and text color as well. I've ordered plenty of the cards
myself and they're nice - with a good weight and a slightly
shiny finish - almost matte, but not quite. I have a selection
of about 20 card options, but if there's art or a
please contact me to make a request.
Pomeranian Photo Template
card front is full color, the back is a greyscale version
of the image
you're in my neck of the woods in the Sacramento/Auburn region of
CA, you can stop by the Auburn Old Town Gallery to see and purchase my work. But if not,
you can still find my work at plenty of on-line venues, and you'll
also find items I don't have at the Gallery. Some of the shops feature
items I make myself - such as originals & reproduction prints,
cards and earrings; others are "print on demand (POD)" sites where you can purchase
merchandise featuring my art (magnets, coffee mugs, tote bags, postage, etc). I recently
revamped my on-line shop portal to include widgets showing samples
of some of the items you'll find at the assorted venues.
That portal is PetArtGiftsByAnn.com
one of the many POD items available in my Zazzle Shop
of course, you can always contact me with requests - depending on the
art, I'm able to put an image on most any item.
art. Reproductions on note cards, prints, magnets & earrings.