Monday, July 21, 2014

Peace

The days have been humid and hot here lately, so I've been sitting in the shade of the Oak Tree in my Garden stitching for a new Embroidery Pattern.  Inspired by this Watercolor Painting of mine.  "She Sleeps in the Meadows" is now available as an Instant Download PDF Pattern in my Etsy Shop - www.bumpkinhill.etsy.com



Although she may look a little complicated in fact this Pattern uses straight forward stitches that make it very relaxing to stitch.  Back Stitch is used for a lot, then Stem Stitch, Split Stitch, a few French Knots and Lazy Daisy for the Petals.  I always feel peaceful looking at this sleeping Bunny.

I am still sorting through the rest of my holiday photos, I've got some of a Moose to share soon.  I'm also working on a lot of new illustrations and paintings behind the scenes so it's all go here!

Thanks for visiting, 
I love hearing from you. 
Catherine
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The day I saw Bears...

Back from my trip to the States and I have so much to share I am not sure where to start!  But I am guessing, like me, you would be very excited about seeing wild Bears so I will start at the end of my trip.. in Yellowstone National Park.

We were so lucky to spot all these Bears all in one day, both Grizzlies and Black Bears!  My heart was pounding with excitement at seeing such gorgeous, amazing animals free and relaxed in the wild.  Thank goodness for zoom lenses!


 This wee Cub was sooo tiny, staying close by to his Mum!





Moments I will never forget and my pencil and I have been inspired....OH the adventures they will have!  


Brodie, my latest one of a kind Bear, is even dreaming of meeting his cousins one day!
He is available for adoption from my Bear Shop.





Bye for now, lots more wildlife to follow!
Catherine
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