EEPA! EEPA! EEPA! HOCHANDA!

Run, don’t walk! To Hochanda.com to see the latest episode of Stamp Addicts!

Sarah and Vicky will demo some fun products and brand new stamps to dress up your Easter cards and crafts!

Stamps by yours truly will be featured, as well, so EEPA! EEPA! EEPA! ONDALAY! Over to Hochanda I’m on my way!

HOCHANDA TV SNEAKY PEEK!

Wednesday, March 17th, we have another Hochanda TV episode with more great stamps from Stamp Addicts!

Tune in on March 17 on Hochanda,com! Search for Stamp Addicts on Rewind.

If you can’t make it, you can always catch up and watch the Rewind!

Great stamps from Stamp Addicts, including those designed by yours truly!

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B is for Bunny, T is for Trouble: the Trouble with Bunnies

Folks always assume an artist can draw Anything.

Ím here to tell you that’s Not So.

See that bunny up there?

That´s my 10th bunny today, or somewhere thereabouts. Or would that be Thereabunnies?

Yoúd think something so absolutely adorable, soft, round and squishy would be easy to draw….but not just draw it, but make it Look adorable.

Earlier versions of that bunny were not particularly adorable or attractive, and certainly not something folks would want to color, put on their cards and send to family members for Christmas.

Ím just glad this particular bunny finally decided to cooperate or Íd probably still be sitting here trying to figure out how to get him to.

And that’s the Trouble with Bunnies.

Fall Friends

Cats.

We have lots and lots of cats.

And we’ve got them in every shape, size, pattern and color. Especially Fall colors…which is rather odd. But then again, our cats tend to be rather odd.

My cat is the Mother Ship. She’s a medium long-hair tortoiseshell – snowy white on her bottom half and large gorgeous patches of orange and black on top. We have a big ginger male the boys appropriately named Cheese Puff, a black and orange stripey female, two black kittens, and an adorable black and white kitten who looks like Eddie Munster of the classic Munster’s tv sitcom, plus an odd assortment of other random cats…which all seem to get named after the boy’s favorite foods.

My cat, Queen Sushi.
Eddie (Munster). Thank you, Layne Ihde, for this awesome name! Layne is the cat-dad of a little black cat name Pippin who is the star of his new series of children’s books titled Pippin, No Licken! And Pippin, No Drippin! https://www.layneihde.com


And they LIKE mice, but not in the same way this cat likes mice. Consequently, we don’t (currently) have a mouse problem.

The chickens. Our chickens run the gamut of the fall color palette, too. I’m not quite sure how that happened, but our cats and chickens match.

That presents us with a technical difficulty: Marla. Marla doesn’t match. We either need a new dog, or we need to paint her orange.

Marla

I don’t think that would bother the cats one little bit.

Dumb Bunnies & Runny Bunnies

I’m a dumb bunny.

That’s what we say here at our house when we do something stupid.

We live out in the country next a river, surrounded by farm fields. Wéve also got a bun-load of bunnies! Darling brown cotton-tail bunnies with little white tummies and tails that bob up and down when they take off across the fields. Those little tails look like bouncing cotton balls.

We call them “runny bunnies.”

See those sets of Prismacolor pencils up there? All three of them?

The complete set of 150 colored pencils, the complete set of 36 Verithins, and the set of 36 watercolor pencils? Yes, those.

I don’t have them anymore…..Because I’m a dumb bunny.

I sold them in one lot on eBay because I wasn’t using them. I do everything on the iPad – drawing and coloring – so I can send things to my stamp company and upload on social media. I don’t have time to color by hand.

I didn’t want to have expensive art supplies just laying around gathering dust and decaying with age when I’m not using them.

I thought, “Hey, how difficult can it be to learn to color with alcohol markers? Everyone colors their stamps with those, so I should use the same coloring methods on my stamps so I can produce samples they can relate to.”

How hard is it? Oh, just mostly impossible…for me.

So, after I wasted a bunch of time and money purchasing alcohol markers, trying and struggling to learn to use them, and finding out it’s well-nigh impossible, I went back to what I CAN use…colored pencils.

I CAN’T color with alcohol markers.

I CAN color with colored pencils….except for the fact that I got rid of them.

And then I had to buy them….AGAIN.

And THAT would be why I’m a dumb bunny.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with bunnies. We all love bunnies.

But dumb bunnies are a different animal entirely.

Your lesson for today is: Don’t be a dumb bunny.

Sherry West Art @ 2020. StampAddicts.com.

TIGER LILIES

Sherry West, Sherry West Art@2019

A black-orange stripey head 

Is peeking out at me

From that tiger lily –

What do you think I see?

Each lovely curly petal 

Is a tuft of hair

Framing a little face

From which he does stare.

A cheerful tiny tiger

Perched upon a stem –

It’s not just one little fella –

It’s a whole patch of them!

*The Little Fairy is available in my Etsy shop

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherryWestArt/

Surprise!


Bored, I was foofing around on the internet and typed in the title of my book just to see what it might pull up, and THIS popped up!

I wasn’t aware that it would be up this early. I was under the impression it would be much closer to the ebook release date of July 2, 2019.

I’m not complaining! 😀

Meet Miss Marla!

Meet Miss Marla!

She is the newest addition to our family.

She’s a 2-1/2-yr-old, perfectly-behaved, super-smart, white German Shepherd.

She’s better-behaved and much more polite than the rest of us. We are all already taking some cues in the better-behavior department from the new dog!🤣

Jalapeño, the cat on the other side of the kitchen window in the above photo, is obviously NOT enthusiastic about the great white hairy beast staring intently at her from inside the house (the kitchen), The dog is laser-focused in the cat (you can’t see her – she’s to the lower right out of the photo with her big noise pointed straight at the cat) and the cat is laser-focused in on the dog.

If looks could kill…or at least wound…