13. May 2013 · Comments Off on Goslings · Categories: birds

2013 goslings

 

Now to put some weight back on my sweet girl – they lose a lot of condition brooding on the nest.

01. May 2013 · 2 comments · Categories: art

You can see the videos I illustrated for Socratica on their kids’ videos page. The animals videos, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and The Princess and the Pea are all illustrated by me. Enjoy!

Socratica Kids

 

01. May 2013 · 2 comments · Categories: art

I can finally share a recent painting. I had to wait for the recipient’s birthday to occur. I had a lot of fun with this one.

Commissioned portrait 2013. Painted digitally, produced as a heavyweight archival print sized 14" x 11".

Commissioned portrait 2013. Painted digitally, produced as a heavyweight archival print sized 14″ x 11″.

Information on custom commissioned art can be found here.

 

27. April 2013 · Comments Off on Broody girls · Categories: birds
Narragansett Turkey and American Buff Goose, sitting on eggs.

Narragansett Turkey and American Buff Goose, sitting on eggs.

A couple of my ‘big girls’ are nesting. The ducks are too busy playing on the water, they’ll get broody later. I didn’t really expect a turkey to take up right beside the goose, but if they’re happy I’m happy. Oddly enough, the gander was a lot more high strung about chasing others away before the turkey settled in. Now he seems much more relaxed – someone can help keep an eye on his girl? I don’t know.

nesting goose peek

A mixed batch under each of them – goose, turkey, and duck. Guinness is really tolerant about me getting all up in her business.

 

nesting turkey peek

 

Gentle girls let me peek. Cameo is a sweetie too. A bit of hissing, but no pecks. Quite a nice surprise – the turkeys have not been cuddly pets. I was expecting to get my hand shredded!

22. April 2013 · Comments Off on Musicians · Categories: art

This past weekend was the first time I’ve had a booth in the crafts room at the New England Folk Fest. All-Ireland Bones Champion Steve Brown is a family friend and suggested my art might be a good fit. Andy’s the musician in the family, so I wouldn’t have had the idea to go, myself. But Steve knows his stuff and I listen to him. Boy was he right! What a fantastic atmosphere. The crafts room has excellent vendors – instrument makers, jewelry makers, clothing, and all sorts of lovely goodies. Here is the list of vendor links.

I was happy to debut two musician prints for the event! Meet the guitarist and the mandolin player.

goat guitarist - available as a print at https://www.etsy.com/shop/toadbriar

goat guitarist – available as a print at https://www.etsy.com/shop/toadbriar

 

mandolin donkey available as a print at https://www.etsy.com/shop/toadbriar

mandolin donkey available as a print at https://www.etsy.com/shop/toadbriar

 

29. March 2013 · Comments Off on Narragansett Turkeys · Categories: birds
two toms, two hens.

two toms, two hens.

19. March 2013 · Comments Off on First goose egg of the year · Categories: Uncategorized

first goose egg

It is cat-head size.

 

26. February 2013 · Comments Off on Some new Houndton Tabby portraits · Categories: art
Cora, Lady Grantham: Dalmatian

Cora, Lady Grantham: Dalmatian

 

Daisy: Chihuahua

Daisy: Chihuahua

 

Mr. Carson: Clumber Spaniel

Mr. Carson: Clumber Spaniel

Find the Houndton Tabby prints in my Etsy shop:

Houndton Tabby from Toadbriar

 

 

26. February 2013 · Comments Off on First duck egg of the season · Categories: birds

And it’s a good thing, because I’ve been missing them.

Ancona flock.

the Ancona flock. I don’t breed from Kateri the crested black hen, but she’s an awesome broody. And she knows her name.

05. January 2013 · 3 comments · Categories: art

In honor of the Season 3 premiere here in the US, I’ve begun a set of portrait prints inspired by Downton Abbey… I wonder if you can recognize them.

Prints are 8×10, archival on heavy acid-free velvety matte paper, and signed by me. See them here in my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/toadbriar?section_id=12828219