Seagulls On Ice

John and I found a great spot to take photos of the frozen Hudson River the other day. Here’s the first one – Seagulls on Ice! (Nothing like Pigs in Space, but you’re certainly free to say it like that if you like.)

Seagulls on Ice © Kristen N. Fox, www.foxvox.org

I’ve never really seen seagulls hanging around on ice floes before, usually just sandy beaches and fast food parking lots.  In this shot, I especially like the pointy, glass-like shards of ice you can see floating in the background.

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Celtic Flamingo Art

A lovely person asked me, a while ago, that if I ever had the chance, could I do a Celtic Flamingo design? So I’d like to take a moment to thank that person for inspiring me – I might not have thought to combine Celtic art with a humungous pink-orange bird on my own, but it was a great project and I think it came out marvelous! Although I don’t know how the flamingo feels about it – LOL – let’s see…

So… bird standing on one leg in water with the other bent? Check. Impossibly hard to pin down pink-orange color-changing feathers? Check. Neato Celtic knotwork border in matching colors with subtle hints of the shape of the flamingo’s beak at the edges and a hint of the shape of a bird taking flight at the corners? Check.

As always, my new Celtic Flamingo Art is now available on over 200 items in my shop. Click here to browse Celtic Flamingo t-shirts, sweatshirts, keepsakes, mugs, (and unusual items like flasks, pint glasses, cell phone cases, pill boxes, holiday ornaments and even golf balls!)

I’m also just as excited about the new-ish bed and bath items I can design for now as well. Celtic Flamingo Shower Curtain, Duvet Covers, Pillowcases and Throw Pillows – Makeover your bed or bathroom with Celtic Flamingo shower curtains, duvet covers, dinner placemats, and more! (Duvet Covers available in twin, queen, and king sizes.) There are also Celtic Flamingo fleece blankets, new woven blankets, cloth napkins, and various throw pillow styles to choose from. You haven’t been warm enough until you’ve been wrapped up in a flamingo. Hah!  (Um… I think I’ve had too much sugar already today – LOL!)


Celtic Flamingo Fine Art Prints – Yup – a flamingo for the wall too! Framed or unframed, or as canvas prints. Click here and you can pick your own sizes, mats, frames, and canvas wrap, and other options from the Art of FoxVox Fine Art Gallery at Imagekind.

Thanks so much for flamingo-izing with me today and hopefully tolerating all of my exclamation points!

 

Herd of Turkeys

Caught a herd of turkeys (I know, it’s a “flock”, but I like “herd” better!) rambling through the yard the other day. Three adults and ten to fifteen smaller, teenage turkeys. *grin*

From these images, it’s indisputable that turkeys evolved from velociraptors – LOL. You can’t tell from the photos, but the big ones are really impressively big – at least a couple of feet tall, if not more.

They’ve been back a few times since these photos, so I guess they live around here. So far, they’ve been really quiet – no gobbling at all!  Good neighbors!

Our Dog Merlin

Our almost 16-year old dog, Merlin, passed away on Monday, the 8th. He was a quirky dog, smart, grumpy, and did his best to keep us all herded together, like a good herding dog. He was half Labrador, and half Queensland Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog), and his coat was a gorgeous ‘red merle’ of rusty orange and white splotched and speckles.

This is my favorite photo of him, just sitting there happily, with his tongue hanging out.

It took us a number of years to get him out of his ‘snipping’ phase but in his later years we turned him into a real mush.  🙂

See you on the other side, Merlin!