Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday Winter Worktable

It's beginning to look a lot like ...... snow! Winter! The season of white is here and there are high hopes for plenty of snow and rain this winter here on the dry coast of California. The animals are calling for it, the trees are desperate for it and the lakes are too low for comfort. Not to mention that the winter is such a delicious time of year, playing, cozying up to the fire and a good book, and doing indoor projects... like painting or making stamps.

First big snow in the Los Padres Forest
The dogs are in heaven.
So much fun to be had with plenty of powder.
News in the shop? .... The stickers have arrived and are now available in my Etsy shop. I'm smitten and I want to put them on EVERYTHING! Great for envelopes, packages, stationery, ummmm clothing. HA.

The elves are all bustling packing up stamps to get into the hands of holiday makers and gift givers. Two Dog gratitude and happy stamping.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New to you!

Just in time for the bustle of the holiday, nothing that will make your life easier, your planning more efficient or your commitments less demanding but may make you smile or happier wrapping gifts.

New stickers is what I'm talkin' about! I've taken the best sellers from my rubber stamp collections and jazzed them up with retro colors and squeezed them on to 2" round stickers. They will be in the shop by the end of the month.

Here is a preview:

Border Collies and cats, there will also be vintage campers, camping and birds. More to come.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Who's that doggie?

New to the shop!

Baying Beagle

That's Mr. Bulldog to you

wee chiquita chihuahua

Ms. Lassie Collie

Glorious Greyhound

Proud Poodle

Puggie Pugster
See them HERE

Friday, September 20, 2013

Island Dreaming

I'm finally at my desk sorting through the newest collection of images AND getting everything entered into the shop. Today was about critters from the sea. Your local characters right off our Santa Barbara coast, the very playful and abundant Common Dolphin, the adorable harbor seal, the majestic Grey Whale and the dogs of the sea the California Sea Lion.

Our local Channel Islands is the theme of this collection. More soon....

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Items added to the shoppee daily!

We are heading fast into holiday season! Wow! I had a hard time typing that. I'm just not quite there yet and we've only just had our summer here in Santa Barbara. Alas, the year marches on and I am getting slowly to all the goodies I have to post in my Etsy shop.

First things first, I have a new shipment of ink pads, just arrived. I like the dye inks but the NEW Colorbox CHALK ink pads looked too good to pass up. As Colorbox states themselves, "these inks have the dense, matte luster of chalk pastels in a fast drying, archival ink!" AND they are waterproof if heat set.

They have coool colors, like Guacamole, Candied Yam and Lipstick Red. I ordered 16 of the 55 colors just to get started. Here are four of them {left to right, top to bottom} Prussian Blue, Pumpkin Spice, Sour Apple and Red Barn. The image is Vintage Camper No. 4 ... all available now in the SHOP.

Items will continue to pop up in the shop. Stop in and have a peek at what's new. Island stamps should be loaded by the end of this month.

May your slide into the fall be full of color, peace, joy and a healthy dose of laughter.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Someone is having a birthday tomorrow!

Beach Day, Molly ©2013
Molly turns 7 tomorrow! A good run on the beach to celebrate another year. We have now had Molly as long as her former owners. We hope that she is happy with her life with us as much as we adore her furry spirit in our atmosphere. Happy day you came to live with us Red. xo

Friday, August 23, 2013

New Show with pooches on the side

Willow Path, Molly  12x12" ©2013 N Strasburg

New Terrain
Opening First Thursday September 5th
Show runs September 5th through November 30th, 2013

Santa Barbara

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Put up the flag and fire up the BBQ

The holiday approaches and summer vacations are in full swing. Hiking up into the higher elevations under a canopy of pine trees that cool and calm the spirit is a great way to celebrate independence. Have a safe 4th of July!

California and the Los Padress National Forest ©

My favorite place to watch the fireworks

nostalgia at it's finest

old friends
These stamps and more in ye oldee etsy shoppee!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Stamp Collection in Production

Birds and the channel islands. New stamps are on the near horizon. They are off to the manufacturer and should be winging their way back to me before the summer is over!

Pelican Flight Silhouette ©

California Brown Pelican ©

Island Blue Jay ©
There will be new vintage campers, flora and fauna of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, and more dog breeds. Stay tuned and check the Etsy Shoppee for new comers! Happy Summer Stamping!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Two dog blog

It's April. How did it happen? Three months behind us and the horizon in front. There is a whole slew of projects burbling in the studio. New stamps are slowly eeking their way into existence on the sidelines of painting for a new show that opens in September ... which seems far away, but not considering the speed that 2013 is deserting us. I think it will be here before I realize that summer has come and gone.

Spring Meadow 12x12" oil on panel ©2013