THE RAMBLINGS OF A STRUGGLING ARTIST ON LIFE WITH TWO TERRIERS, A PONY WITH ISSUES AND OTHER WILDLIFE AND BIRDS THAT CROSS OUR PATH

17 October 2013

CHRISTMAS CARDS ARE READY


Here they are at last. I hope you like them. They can be bought on Etsy at:


I'll attempt to put something on the sidebar as well. Thanks so much to all of you who voted; these were the top five designs:






I've been scrubbing about in my neighbour's woods this morning photographing fungi but they'll have to wait till later. I have some sidebar action to get frustrated over when it doesn't work and a couple of commissions to start on - very exciting! You know who you are.....

Until next time, I thought you'd like to see my old cats (both long gone) Martin (grey) and Wiggy (black), to prove I'm not just a dog person - I just know any cat in this house would end up as a light snack. They are in what I used to call the roast chicken position. 


42 comments:

  1. Beautiful snowy scenes.
    I've read in several places now that we're destined for a hard winter. Pretty as it is, I hope they're wrong... again!

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    1. Me too. I imagine your slope must be pretty treacherous in the snow, if not impassable!

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  2. HI Em I am trying to get caught up on the posts I have missed over the past week due to my friend Eileen being here. Your cards look lovely. That was quite a brush with the helicopter and sorry one of the dogs went mising for a while. The close upsof the horses are wonderful as are the fungi.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I'm getting very behind too. Perhaps I'm just a very bad time manager but also I seem to have had a series of unfortunate events the last week or so!

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  3. The cards are lovely! But you know my heart was won over by the kitties!
    Jane x

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    1. I miss them a lot - well, Wiggy anyway; he was a very special cat.

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  4. Love the cards! Such great snow photos!

    What sweet looking kitties!

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    1. And thank you for ordering some Gail! x

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  5. All quite lovely , my fav is number three ~ not that anyone asked , just something about that one really draws me right in to a beautiful winter.
    Wiggy is a very fun cat name actually, was he a bit wiggy ?

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    1. Number three got more votes than any other by far. Wiggy as a name is a long story which I might tell one day but it's a little crude....hmmm.

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  6. How witty you are - the "roast chicken" position! That made me grin, and lovely cats you had. Great choice for the C/cards. Can I pay by Paypal on Etsy? Hope so.

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    1. You can indeed, in fact, I'm not sure there's any other way to do it.

      The roast chicken position used to drive me mad from an aesthetic point of view, but now I look back on pictures of them, it makes me smile too.

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  7. Your time management is pretty great I think... you just decided to make the card and here they are ready to go.
    I too am zooming over to your site !
    How funny so many loved # 3 and that was not on my 5 picks.
    awwwwwwww love your kitties.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. Lovely puss cats. We still have my Cleo (knocking 15- where did that time go?), although she and Ted are not really friends. Cards look super- well done you. VERY excited about T's portrait. CT x

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    1. If we'd got the dog while the cats were still around it would have been fine but even the whiff of a feline sends them crazy!

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  9. Great images for winter cards, love them all

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    1. Thanks Margarethe....any ideas about the red spider in the last post?

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  10. Well done with the Christmas cards, they look terrific :-) Hopefully I'll purchase a pack or two when I get the time.

    I enjoyed seeing the cats and Wiggy reminds me of our also departed cat Billy whom died earlier in the summer.

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    1. I obviously have a thing about black animals. Chestnut horses but black everything else. Sorry about Billy - they really get under your skin don't they.

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  11. I love three and four. Well I love them all. But I am not sure I am ready for winter...

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    1. I'm certainly not. I can't believe we're already halfway through October. Time to buy hay soon....

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  12. What fabulous images of Dartmoor, Em. You must be thrilled with these. The penultimate image is extraordinarily striking! Lovely to see your cats ... what beautiful feline friends they must have been.

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    1. I like that one best of the five too.

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  13. Love your photos. Beautiful scenes, especially love the two cats.

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    1. They were lovely. Wiggy was my friend and Martin was a friend for him! A bit like Jack really.

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  14. Your Christmas cards are lovely..you really are a very good photographer. I had never thought of cats sitting in the roast chicken position, but you're right, it is just like that!

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    1. Sometimes I used to try and coax them out of the chicken into a more relaxed pose. They didn't thank me for it!

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  15. A lovely selection of cards with some stunning snowy-moor scenes.
    They look like two very contented cats!

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    1. I hope they were. I miss the lap thing.

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  16. Your cards are really, really lovely and I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want to receive one--But my question would be, which one would I like? :-)

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    1. I like 4 best in this line up but I do seem to be drawn to the bleak!

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  17. Love the Christmas Card selection - they are all beautiful but the 3rd one is exceptionally stunning :) Will be ordering at least a pack soon.

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    1. So glad you like them. Only one sold so far (and they've gone to the USA), so I think you'll be okay!

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  18. The cards look great Em-well done. Love the cats too!

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  19. Lovely cards! As soon as I'm not so poor I shall buy a pack :) Looking forward to your fungi post!

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  20. I have left you a message on Etsy, so hopefully you will respond ;). Flippin internet, what is your password it asks every time of me, god only knows says I as I thumb through my listing book which has more info than you can think - higgledy-piggedly of course....

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  21. I have about five passwords that get switched around regularly so I'm pretty confused now too!

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