White Bird Dreaming is a pen and ink drawing. This took quite a while to draw.
This is "Shore Bird". Ink and digital, and not a tree in sight.
If you like letterpress cards (and who doesn't?) you can see some lovely ones on Etsy seller byvikINK's site here. She is an illustrator called Cristina Martinez Byvik and she works with her husband. She has produced some great designs but in keeping with the festive season I thought I would show you two versions of her partridge in a pear tree. Both colourways are great but I think the red and green is my favourite. I really love this type of graphic design.
If you love cats you will enjoy Mary Stubberfield's feline paintings. Her cats are adorable characters. I particularly love these two. Mary is a English artist who has painted ever since she can remember and is also qualified in illustration. You can see her lovely cats and lots of paintings on other subjects on her website here.
Wilz Pottery do a great line of 12 days of Christmas plates. You can see the others in the series here.
Partridge In A Pear Tree
Two Turtle Doves
I love this really graphic design by Sarah Young called Print Garden. She does such amazing work. You can see lots of her art here.
This is one of my favourite views locally. I think this tree is just beautifully placed along this public footpath. It leads to a farm which has been there since Domesday.
Not sure when I took this photo but I thought they looked nice and sparkly with their moisture drops.
There is supposed to be quite a shortage of mistletoe in certain areas in the UK but in Bucks it grows well. There is a particularly good crop here but I have seen other areas where it is successful. These are extremely tall trees so no-one could just come along and pick it. Also they are on private property. I suppose it would work if you just stood under the trees and kissed.
This beautiful design (part of) is a poster by Alexander Girard. Girard, who died in 1993 was an amazing man who created artwork for a multitude of different things including textiles, dolls, fonts, toys etc. He was very much interested in the folk tradition and his work displays a very graphic leaning. He is particularly well known for his nativities and there is a huge display at his wing of the Folk Museum in Santa Fe. You only need to Google his name to find masses of sites featuring his work, but I was particularly taken with the Girard House Industries website here. If you click on the buttons on the left hand side you can see some lovely designs on the slide show.
This wonderful creature is Henrietta Corbett's Running Horse. The Trojan horse comes to mind when I see it - not sure why. It has a fascinating stance and is beautifully simple. This is one of her prints and she has more images on her website here.
I found this wonderful ceramic work on the Flickr site of Ramil here the other day. I love his brilliantly quirky style, particularly his fish and cats. He has lots more ceramics on his website here. I can't tell you anything more about him other than he is Russian as his website is also written in Russian, but definitely go and have a browse.