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!

Ocean Vigor Digital Painting

Ocean Vigor is my latest digital painting – what I am calling an abstract landscape. I was really happy to have been able to achieve a real painterly and pseudo-impressionistic style with this seascape. I had to just go with the flow, and enjoy the process of seeing how the digital paint got layed down on the digital canvas.

I’m loving how alive the ocean looks, both in the distance, and when the waves crash on the beach. I am thinking of getting a large canvas print of this for ourselves… once I can create some wall space for it! (Obviously, we need more walls here!)

You can get a framed, unframed or canvas print of Ocean Vigor, or just see a larger zoom image by clicking here. (The large copyright in the above image will not be on any prints – it’s just for online use.)

I also have created products for my t-shirt and gift shop – you can see a sample selection of the hundred plus products below – just click on any of these images to see the entire collection.

When I look at all of these things together I feel like I’m taking a vacation already, even when I’m not – something about being at the shore and watching the water crash on the beach – like a meditation. Can you smell the salt air yet?

And before I forget, Ocean Vigor is also available on bed and bath items like shower curtains, rugs, window curtains, and duvet covers – click here to check them out.

As always, thanks for looking! 🙂

The Goat and the Landscaper

The landlords, who also own the house next door, hired landscapers to transplant the forsythia near their porch into our front yard by the road. They started digging today.

Apparently, one of the other neighbors, across the street, decided to come check out their handywork. Not the human neighbor though…

LOL! Friendly goat! Landscapers were amused too. *grin*

Celtic Rock Knot Fine Art Design

Celtic Rock Knot T-shirts & Gifts © Kristen N. FoxA while ago I was sifting through some of my abstract photography – photographs that are mostly colors and textures and patterns, mainly from nature – and an idea popped into my head! What if I combined an abstract photo with an interesting piece of Celtic knotwork? The idea really tickled my brain, and here’s the first ‘hybrid’ design – Celtic Rock Knot!

I actually used a photo of metallic corrosions, rust, and mineral deposits, and after combining it with a simple knot, and added depth and chisel marks in photoshop, it came out looking like it was carved from rock – I just really love the look!

Check it out on a sampling of products in the image montage below (it’s a little marketing-y because I made it for my shop, but it does do a good job of the sampling – LOL):

I love it on the colored t-shirts and such, but also on products with the original photo as background, like on the pillow, journal, and the messenger bag.  Click here to browse Celtic Rock Knot t-shirts and bags, and such.

It also looks pretty dang cool on the new bed and bath products – shower curtains, duvet covers, cloth napkins, and even rugs and curtains – Click here to check out the Celtic Rock Knot Shower Curtain, Duvet Covers, Pillowcases and Throw Pillows

Also, Fine Art Prints of the Celtic Rock Knot Art are available, with or without framing, or even as a canvas print, through my gallery at Imagekind. (In the sample image here I chose an interesting gray framing option – neat!) Click here for a zoom image of Celtic Rock Knot, and to see it displayed in another format, etc.

Thanks for looking! 🙂 And I already have some new ideas for more abstract photo and celtic hybrid art, so stay tuned.

Radiant Heat Fractal Art Print

I’ve been trying out a few of the digital fractal art creation programs I’ve found online – “Radiant Heat” is the first piece resulting from this experimentation that I really like. 🙂


I named it Radiant Heat because it reminds me of our portable heater that glows orange and also reflects orange in the metal tines of the protective cover – such a romantic I am. 😉

If you’re interested in prints, or want to see a larger version, just click on the image to visit Radiant Heat in my gallery at Imagekind. Thanks!

And Radiant Heat is also available in bed and bath items like a shower curtain, duvet covers, throw pillows, cloth napkins, etc. – click here!