Tag Archives: nature

Owl Watch Over You

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My 5th and probably, favorite coloring page just went live in my Etsy shop…..

Owl Watch Over You Listing

Owl Watch Over You

Adorable Owls, with pretty Botanical’s and a little hint of Summer Time Bee’s all in an instant PDF you can print out on your choice of paper and start coloring however you like.  You can even add some tangles if coloring isn’t your thing.  Your PDF will print out without the center watermark.  I’d love to see this once you’ve colored it in, so be sure to let me know!

Next time you read this blog….I’m hoping to have become a CZT!

Gnome Home Coloring Page

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Because commenter Barb asked……Gnome Home, complete with guardian Owl is now available for instant Download.

Gnome Home Listing

I’m so excited to be able to offer my work as coloring pages and I would be really thrilled to see how they’re getting colored in, so please let me know if you do!  And thanks for the request, Barb!

One of the Last Sheep of the Year

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I had two more sheep to make to complete the calendar for 2015 (not to mention ideas for the next calendar, but they’ll happen in 2015) and one of them was this Happy New Year to Ewe.

Tangled New Years Sheep web

There is a very faint background of fireworks around her….this is of course, January’s Sheep 😉  She is available singly and in the Calendar at Redbubble.

I’m glad I was able to get them done – the last one was a St. Patrick’s Day sheep….stay tuned for that post.  Of course it didn’t help that I came down sick on Sunday – fever, cough and now a doctors visit today.  I know if I don’t go, I’ll be wishing I did around Christmas morning.  I hear this is going around like crazy, whatever “IT” is, but I’m just hoping to start feeling better as quickly as it came up on me.  This just goes to show – no matter how much I take vitamins, how much I wash my hands, those sneaky little germs get through.  Grrrrr!

I hope you have a lovely, healthy, happy, Merry Christmas!

ETA: Just had my first rude comment since I started this here blog, so I guess I’ve been quite fortunate.  For those of you who enjoy reading, seeing the art work – thanks for sticking around.  If you don’t, just move on.  I don’t tolerate rude, non-constructive comments.   You’re basically just saying something for the sake of being mean.  You don’t have to like the blog, my art or anything I do.  And you certainly don’t have to stick around and see anymore.  Carry on and Happy Holidays.

River Eagle

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We were close to Glacier National Park and the road followed a river on the way into the Going to the Sun Road – my husband noticed an Eagle flying along the river – I wish I could have been fast enough to get a photo of it, but it turned out we saw a few Eagles on our trip and most of them were flying along the rivers.  I’m trying to cormemmorate our trip in my drawings and this is the latest….

River Eagle web

River Eagle available on Redbubble

Another fun template to work on from Ben Kwok.  I really enjoyed this, and I can’t recommend his templates enough, in case you haven’t noticed.

I’m preparing some of my work for a show we are doing in September – I’m so new to selling my work, and I would really appreciate any tips you have for packaging, mounting etc.  Some I plan to frame and other’s I have archival plastic sleeves to put them in, but they need something to beef them up so the work doesn’t bend.  Help?

Do Ewe Like Camping?

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I’ve mentioned we just came back from a three week trip camping out West, seeing our Amazing Country.

Ewe Love Camping web

Ewe Love Camping

I couldn’t help it.  I had to draw this.  And I have another in the works for those sheep who don’t want the hassle of towing a trailer 🙂

Peace

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Someone said “if you make a sheep with a peace sign, I’m so buying that”….

Tangled Peaceful Sheep web

Tangled Peaceful Sheep, Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

That was actually not even a thought in my mind, but once she mentioned it, I had to draw it out.  I was nervous about it, wondering if I had got it right for her and was thrilled when she liked it so much she purchased a few things from the redbubble shop with this design!  That really is a confidence boost for me.

We had a quiet Fourth – ran some errands, caught up on stuff around here, had a de-licious dinner together.  We are usually traveling by the time the Fourth of July rolls around, so this was different for us.

Just in case all you think I do is Sheep now…..

Tangled Peacock web

Tangled Peacock, from a Ben Kwok Template.

I loved working on this as it was challenging and fun at the same time.  I might do another in color after I make my way through the Derwent Academy Master Class – there is a class on colored pencil that I think will unlock some doors for me.  By the way, if you take this free course, which consists of 6 classes, you get to pick your choice of Derwent pencils for FREE and a certificate.    Did I say this was all FREE….you submit your class work at the end of each class and then you’ll hear back from them when you can go on to the next.  I’m on the second class and I’m waiting to hear back – they seem to be fairly quick about it.   From their main page you click on the “Art Academy” circle at the top and go from there.

Enjoy the weekend!

New Sheep In Town

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There’s a new Sleepy Sheep in town….

 

Tangled Sleepy Sheep 001

Tangled Sleepy Sheep.

Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

 

Apparently, I’m working on a series of Sheep now.  I love how these projects evolve.  My DH mentioned I should probably do some tangles fiber related, sheep of course would be fiber related.  I started drawing and so far we have two in the series.  I’m pleased with how they’re coming out and I hope you like them too.

 

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Tangled Sheep

Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

 

To me, they are perfect for Fiber Lovers of any kind….I’ll be hanging mine up in my studio.  But a friend is thinking of getting them for her baby’s nursery and I can also see these in a child’s room.  Right now, they are both available in Prints, Shirts, Pillows and Tote Bags (the tote bags are so cute, I think I might end up with a collection) BUT redbubble is have a FREE SHIPPING promotion right now.  Just use the code WEEKENDBLAST.  Shipping adds up, so now is the time to shop!

Shameless Self-promotion out!