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Dec 05 2023

Seasons Greetings! Do you have snow yet? We do not. :( It is very brown outside when it should be covered in soft white stuff that makes everyone forget what they know..... like driving. ;p I have added my last artworks for 2023 to my print shops; ArtWanted, Zazzle, TeePublic, Threadless. These pieces are a landscape series inspired by old tourism travel posters. You will see a poster for these states: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington State. I have a few favorites from this series and I hope that you do to! Have a great month long celebration of the Solstice! See you sometime in 2024!

Oct 26 2023

Quick! While the sun is behind a cloud! I can now see my computer screen. :0)
I added four more swan pictures today. Two tundra swans, a mute swan and a black swan. They are in the BIRDS folder. I have also updated my Fine Art America gallery this week with a new set of photographs. The Mount Rainier National Park in black and white set of photographs, have been moved to my Zazzle store. There are now roses, camellias and cinquefoils at FAA.
I made a layout change to my WordPress site. It has been simplified with less pages.
I closed my Society6 account, on the account of them deciding it would be great to take more from artists by charging them for shipping and handle of products that customers buy, and then charge artists to use the site, whilst limiting what they can earn and do there.
In FOUR days, it will be HALLOWEEN! Are you excited? We are! We are dressing up with some family members for the first time ever. Have a great weekend!

Oct 18 2023

I added a new bird to my portfolio today. A pair of Coscoroba Swans. These birds are native to South America. They are not true swans. They are also not true geese either. These white medium sized waterfowls have orange bills and feet, with black coloring on their wing feathers. I photographed this pair at a zoo in Washington State. I am grateful to the bird for being active at the pond so that I may create these stunning images. :-) Shop for these pictures in my Birds Folder. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Oct 16 2023

It was a busy summer and the rest of the year does not seem to be slowing down for us. I have set time aside to create two 2024 wall calendars for you, and us. My husband usually wants a landscape calendar to reminisce over all the trips we have gone on. This 2024 calendar features photographs taken around our home state, New Hampshire. And I wanted a floral calendar in black and white. I chose the Hydrangea plant for the subject of my 2024 calendar. Visit https://www.artwanted.com/kjtilley/calendar/, to view and purchase these 2024 wall calendars. You can shop for the landscape pictures in my New Hampshire folder at: http://kjtilley.artistportfolios.com/shop/?SGID=31564 And if you're interested in buying any of the Hydrangea prints, you can find those pictures in the Plants folder: http://kjtilley.artistportfolios.com/shop/?SGID=31489 Thank you for shopping for my art! Happy Halloween!

Jun 06 2023

Hello, It has been a while. The frost lifted and the snow stopped falling, it was time to start managing our acres of land and prepare for renovating more of the old house. Also, mom duties call as activities picked up for the end of the school year. My artist life is when I can fit the time in. When time has been restored to me, I will resume uploading my art and managing my shops. This is why I LOVE PODs, even tho I am busy the store is always open. :)

Apr 10 2023

I hope that you had a nice weekend! We had a sunny weekend and the snow is now gone, so we got started on some yard work. Working on this house will be our weekend life, until it becomes too cold to handle the tools. This week I will be adding flowering trees to my gallery. Today I added pictures of the Star Magnolia that used to grow in our backyard in Washington State. The spring rains and winds would take away the flowers very quickly, so I would have to act fast if I wanted to take any pictures of the magnolia blossoms. You can look forward to seeing flowers from a cherry tree, a plum tree, a crab apple tree, lilac and a dogwood this week. The dogwood may be only in black and white. The crab apple tree, I photographed that with a sepia filter on my lens. I love the red and tan hues together. I hope that you have a great week!

Apr 03 2023

This week I will be adding photographs of arachnids to my gallery. Today I added pictures of crab spiders. Tomorrow I will add nursery spiders, then jumping spiders (which are my favorite spiders). And another favorite arachnid addition will be on Thursday, the harvestmen (a.k.a daddy long legs, not a spider). Friday I will not be making any additions, as it is our 22nd anniversary and my husband took the day off from work to spend the day together. I do not have a lot of arachnid photographs, so to those who do not care for these creatures, you don't have to worry about seeing them often. I'll post some more pleasant visuals next week. Have a great week!

Mar 27 2023

I hope that you had a great Spring weekend. Spring is not exactly here for us yet, but I thought this week is a great time to add photographs of flowers that I took in gardens. Today was day-lily day. Irises and Tulips will be added next. Mother's Day is around the corner and flowers always make a wonderful gift. Have you ever considered giving mom a picture of a plant/flower to go along with a potted/planted gift? These gifts last longer than the cut flowers. And spending time with mom in the garden is always nice. Except when she finds that you pulled out plants that looked like grass/weeds to you! Even if it were, weeds are native and belong, and grass is necessary! ....Anyways. Fill those flowerbeds, they'll be less maintenance and great for pollinators and fireflies who are going extinct. Also, I offer another nature tip: if you do not live in a nature rich environment, but do have furry pets, or just cut your long hair, you can put fur/hair in a collection spot for the critters to use to build nests with. We use the suet feeder that people have left behind. We only feed the birds a natural liquid diet, they need to eat the bugs and spread the seeds. A hummingbird feeder only needs sugar and water, no dye, no store bought syrup. Keep in sunlight, wash often and rinse with vinegar. Have a great week!

Mar 20 2023

Happy Spring! This week will be a busy week for me. I will not be posting on Friday. Thursday is a possibility if I have the time. Because of the snowstorm last week, I did not have the chance to add all of the bee and butterfly pictures that I wanted to, so I will continue that theme for this week. In other news, I am excited about the announcement from artwanted.com about the book printing program. I will certainly make files ready to print in book format one day! I have made coloring books and portfolio books before at blurb.com, but the lower cost by artwanted.com is refreshing, especially since blurb.com just increased their prices. Have a great week!

Mar 13 2023

Hello, I hope that you had a good weekend. I will be adding photographs of butterflies and bees this week. But, I am unsure of how many days will be available to do this work. We have a very late in the season, Nor'easter coming tomorrow. If the power goes out, I will post when I can when the power comes back on. However, I was not planning on uploading any pictures on Friday, as I will have a busy weekend. But maybe the snowstorm will cancel these plans, and we will have power. It's a see what happens week. Stay Safe!