Happy new year everyone! In honor of 1/1/11, I got up this morning and opened a new collective Etsy shop for Ruffing’s. Now we won’t have to debate over whose shop should have whose jointly-made art. This shop will be for all the fine art by myself, my mom, A E Ruffing, Max Bailey, and Abby Laurence, and everything made by any combination of the aforementioned thereof 🙂 Since we share a workspace, supplies, and advice for each other, it makes sense.
We’ll be migrating art from my shop and my mom’s shop, over to the new shop, until it is all organized. I am going to keep all the whimsical, play-with-me-type art and toys over in my shop, which I will probably rename to something like “Hug Me Slugs and Friends”.
I even made a new banner for our Ruffing’s Etsy shop this morning before I had breakfast. How is that for tackling a new Year’s resolution? I hope 2011 is full of wonderful things to come!
For me, nothing typifies winter more than the sight of a Black-capped Chickadee perched on a snowy branch. I’ve given this alert and sprightly bird a background of soft wintry colors with just a suggestion of trees against the sky.
This little bird has been a part of my “Songbirds of the South” collector plate series from Oxmoor House/Southern Living Gallery, and he’s been on a holiday card from the National Wildlife Federation.
“Carolina Chickadee and Eastern Red Cedar” is an original watercolor painting. I am making a limited number of reproductions of this image as a signed giclée print as well, which may be ordered by emailing us or by using the PayPal button below, for the 8 1/2 by 11 print. Larger prints are special order. Please see ordering for more information.
|Item#||Description||Image Size||Paper Size||Price||Purchase now
|AER76||Giclée print on fine art paper, limited edition||approx 12 inch circle||13 inches by 13 inches||$65.00||Email us to order|
|AER76MP||Giclée print on fine art paper||approx 6 1/2 inche circle||8.5 inches by
This is what the 8 1/2 by 11 print might look like framed without a mat. (A mat and frame are not included.)
Special thanks to Michele from Etsy for Animals for adding Max Bailey’s and A E Ruffing’s prints to her “Hop in! Bunnies Helping Bunnies 2” treasury list on Etsy! Many of the the Etsy for Animals members are helping out the Buckeye House Rabbit Society this month with donations based on their sales from their Etsy shops.
and “Proud Mom”, a Victorian mama bunny with a carriage-full of baby bunnies by Max Bailey. Both are available in our Etsy shop. 10% of sales (less shipping) of prints purchased from our Etsy shop will be donated to animal charities.
Michele also added my “Yorkie Puppy” to her “Baby Animals Say Happy New Year!” treasury list on Etsy, which features items for sale from Etsy for Animals members. This print is also available in our Etsy shop.