The equal day and night, the angle of the light, cooler days and nights, shadows deep and colors bright, autumn has arrived.
In this newsletter I’ve included my annual specials on original artwork just in time to start your holiday shopping, plus seasonal gift items, featured photos, and a seasonal story and poetry.
This newsletter is published to subscribers on the first day of each season so they can enjoy the offers and information first. I share it a month after it’s first published to the rest of my followers, including my readers on The Creative Cat because I know that many of you enjoy nature and wildlife, and because there are special offers in this and all newsletters that you can take advantage of even with feline artwork and gifts.
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Save on original art from the Autumnal Equinox to the Winter Solstice.
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25% Off Original Art
any original painting on Portraits of Animals
ALL MEDIA • ALL SUBJECTS
Use the coupon codeSPLENDOROFAUTUMN25 in your shopping cart.
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Visit my gallery of Available Original Art to browse.
My Panhandle Trail exhibit brought out new products and designs for my nature and wildlife inspirations including jewelry, decorative dishes and coasters, keepsake boxes and household items. Click any image below to read more about the item, and scroll down to read more about my sixth annual exhibit.
~A SPECIAL DISCOUNT~
Maybe you want a set or it’s hard to choose just one, this special discount applies all the time on all designs of gift items, nature and cats.
Visit Buy 2 for $25.00 on Many Gift Items for details.
Wildflower and Butterfly Votives
Nearly all votives are made from upcycled non-recyclable jars from pickled items, sauces and more. I etch the inside or outside on most of them, then print my artwork on a clear vinyl label and burnish it onto the flat area of the jar, embellishing the rest of the jar with alcohol inks in solids or patterns. All votives come with LED tea lights. Read more here.
Found Along the Panhandle Trail Cube Keepsake Boxes
This set of cube-shaped papier-mâché boxes range in size from 9″ x 9″ to 3″ x 3″. Each box has five images, one on the top and each side, and is trimmed in a complementary color.
Decorative Wooden Trays With Art and Wildflowers
These decorative trays are 10 x 14 and 8 x 12, made of lightweight unfinished wood and feature a favorite painting and photos of scenes along the trail.
Wildflowers and Butterflies of the Panhandle Trail Pendants
The cabochon pendants I’d made for my Seasons of the Panhandle Trail exhibit sold so well the first day that I made another set the next morning! Sunflowers and sweet peas, daisies and St. John’s Wort, and butterflies.
Right Around the Corner
I also have a selection of sets of holiday cards featuring scenes from nature in photos and art.
Backyard Birds • Cardinals on a Snowy Day • Unexpected Berries
Winter Walks • Winter Beauty
Browse my full selection of Holiday Cards.
Visit all my photo galleries for gift ideas on Portraits of Animals. Here are a few galleries with seasonal themes, and stories to accompany.
When I saw the snow that morning, just an inch or two carefully blanketing each branch and twig in the tree outside my window I knew what my destiny would be if the snow stopped and the sun came out.
It did, and I headed for the Panhandle Trail, on foot just planning about an hour of photos in the first half mile of the trail. Mission accomplished.
Visit my writing website, PathsIHaveWalked.com
Short Story: Foretold
The morning’s brilliant sunshine belied the cool air, but the bumblebee, sluggish at breakfast on the spent seed head, foretold the change to come. The season had been awaiting the moment and the moment was here, and even as the day warmed and the bees efficiently bumbled on their way, grand and beautiful clouds appeared on the horizon,… Read more…
I paddled the canoe around the bend,
and was faced with the effortless beauty of the panorama,
the trees in all their colors, the sky with changing clouds,
the water moving and reflecting simultaneously,
all perfectly arranged,
I realized that my creations are but raindrops in a puddle,
wisps of cloud that change and dissipate…
Sixth Annual Exhibit:
Sun Shadow Ice & Snow
Seasons along the Panhandle Trail
featuring poetry inspired by the trail & woods
Paintings, sketches and photographs
Each month I choose an image to feature and design a wallpaper calendar for computers and mobile devices. That image is also available as a free matted print when you sign up for an account on www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net. I alternate between a painting and a photo, and subject matter, medium and style changes all the time.
Go to the article and read about the artwork, then choose your size for your device.
and Get A Free Matted Print
You get your choice of a matted print just for signing up!
I will add you to the “New Member” group and send you a coupon code and a link to the page to view and purchase your free print.
Thanks for reading, and for following my art and design!
Until the Winter Solstice I hope you find something beautiful in every day.
All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.
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Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters Tuesday: Rescue Stories Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork Thursday: New Merchandise Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!