Run, don’t walk! To 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!



The folks at Facebook Corporate must not be carnivores.

That´s just a wild guess based on my latest encounter with them in the guise of trying to add images to my FB shop.

Take the item below I was trying to upload, for instance…

I realize they believe it´s their Most Solemn Responsibility to make sure the rest of the us do what is right and go green, but there is no freaking way in heck I ´ll be giving up my fried chicken any time soon. Good luck with that one, MZ.

Long live KFC!

Derrière Delight

May I present to you……




Peach yogurt

Fresh pineapple

Fresh Banana

Vanilla almond milk

Pineapple orange juice (or something thereabouts)

Whipped cream & pineapple for garnish

*1 Fresh egg (straight from the back side of the chicken is best)

My Faverelle (“Fav”), one of The Girlz. Breed – Salmon Faverolle.

(Yes, it’s perfectly safe. Raini went out and collected today’s quota of eggs from The Girlz right before it got dropped into the smoothie. Doesn’t get any fresher! Made it myself…the smoothie, NOT the egg.😃)

*This morning’s smoothie is dedicated to Tom Dutta, CEO of Kre-at, fellow Morgan James Publishing Author, Good Friend, great Human Being, film producer, TED-X speaker, and Head Chef of Chez Thomaso.
For more about the multi-talented Tom Dutta, go to….

Rock On, Elton Turkey!

For your dining pleasure, may I suggest ELTON TURKEY?

TODAY´S SPECIAL is a plump, juicy, delicious bird with a heaping side of pumpkins and corn.

BUT….you’ll have to catch him, first. Actually, you’ll have to find him. He’s not very partial to being the Special on Today’s Menu.

If you can’t find him, grab one of your kids, and if you don’t have one, borrow one from somebody else. They’ll find him for you in a jiffy. Mine did, lol.

Set of 5 fun flavorful Fall images for your crafting and creating pleasure.

Created especially for YOU by the culinary arts of Sherry West Art!

These fun, fabulous and flavorful creations were brought to you by the talented members of the Sherry West Art Design Team:

Kathy Ebalo English

Sharon Heritage

Sandra Van Blaricum

Deborah Abu Zagarit

*Elton was named by the ladies on my DT, for obvious reasons.😀

The Chicken or The Egg?

It’s breakfast and the boys are eating at the dining room table. 

Something is missing from their meal…protein. 

So I ask them if they want an egg. 

Gabriel asks,”Flat?”

That’s his way of asking if it’s fried, as opposed to “round”(I.e. boiled).

“No,” I reply. “Round.”

“No.” He says. He only wants a fried egg.

Then I get a great idea I think will ensure he eats an egg.

“Wait.” I tell them and go to the other room to execute it.

With highly expectant looks on their faces, they watch me as I leave the room and go into the kitchen.

I go to the frig, grab two hard-boiled eggs, go to my art supplies, grab a black Sharpie and give those boring old white eggs some personality to make them more appealing and edible.

Then take them back to the boys and plop one friendly egg on each boys plate, where it cheerfully stares up at him in its cutest, most engaging little way.

They laugh delightedly!

Then they start discussing their respective eggs and playing make-believe with them…acting out little chicken scenarios with all the appropriate clucking and bawking to go with it. 

They’re having an absolutely lovely time with their new playmates.

But that’s not what I intended.

A Free St. Patrick’s Day Digital Stamp, Adult Coloring Page for You!

For You, Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

Spring is here!

So let’s all cheer!

Let’s all say Hurray!

‘Cause it’s a happy Springy Day!

I’m not quite sure what it is with my fascination with bunnies, bees and clover recently. It must be a Spring Thing after being cooped up inside the house all winter. We’ve had an awful lot of snow and some sub-zero temps.

This cute little bunny is sharing a big bouquet of spring’s first batch of tender green clover with a little fairy friend. She looks rather hesitant, as if she’s uncertain as to whether he would like for her to eat it or use it as a bouquet. It might be a bit of both, since you’d share your food with someone you care about, right?

I’ve included two images, one that can be used as a digital download or coloring page, and the second can be used as the same, but includes spaces for addressing it to Someone Special from You!

For You From, Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

This image has an area for you to write in the name of Someone Special you’d like to give your colored image to.

We all love freebies! Me, included. Here’s a FREE adorable digitally downloadable printable jpg file (300 dpi) for you to use in your St. Patrick’s Day and Spring crafting projects – scrapbooking, digital stamping, cardmaking, papercrafting, journaling, albums, gift tags, adult coloring, stickers, and more!

For You!

From Me!

For You, From Me, Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

Ladybirds and Ladybugs

Bunnies, Bees & Guineas

In my first blog post, I mentioned how much the white cotton tail bunnies love the clover that grows wild all over our yard

What I didn’t mention is that guinea pigs love it, too. We’ve had 30 over the last many years, and we quickly learned what their favorite food is. Yep, clover. Tender, fresh, succulent, leafy, sweet green clover. The newer, the better….as in, popped up fresh for breakfast that very morning. The same goes for dandelion greens, too.

Bees. Bees and white clover flowers go together like bees and honey. They are always busily buzzing around the little white multi-petaled flowers tucked into the large green clover patches. Bees are the main pollinators of clover.

Do you know about clover honey? I keep raw clover honey on hand and put a tablespoon in a glass of lemon and water each day to help counteract allergies. The honey needs to be from bees in your local area to combat the local allergens.

You can also eat raw and cooked clover. Dandelions, too! The bunnies, bees and guineas know.

Bumble Bea, Itty Bitty Bugz, Sherry West, SherryWestArt

Lucky Little Clover

In the wild, carefree psychedelic 70s, I was in elementary school. Most of the kids ran around the playground at recess playing tag, baseball, tetherball or other games requiring decent coordination (and I wasn’t very coordinated), I sat with a friend in the deep green grass looking for four-leaf clovers. She seemed to always find them, but I never did. I surely needed lots of luck just to be able to find the lucky little clovers!

We spent countless sunshine and sweet-leafy-green days sitting in that grass looking for four-leaf clovers. I may not have ever found any of the four-leaf variety, but what I was lucky enough to find were Ladybugs! Fat, round, perfectly symmetrical, and bright glossy red with black spots They were beautiful!

We held them in our hands and watched them crawl up and down our fingers. Upon reaching the end of a finger, the ladybug always seemed to know it was time to go. She would lift up the two top red casings, and out unfolded delicate deep brown sheer wings which had been ingeniously hidden and protected beneath. After they unfurled to their full shape, she gently and effortlessly rose unto the unseen currents of air, floating quietly away until I could no longer see her.

Ladybugs and Ladybirds

As a child, since ladybugs were called “lady-bugs,” I always thought they were female (as opposed to “gentleman” bugs). In the United States, this is what we we call them.

In England, however, they are called “ladybirds.” What a lovely name for a lovely bug! “Ladybug” is very nice term, but “ladybird” is better!

Leia Ladybug, Itty Bitty Bugz, Sherry West, SherryWestArt

The following lyrics are from “Ladybug Ladybird,” of Helen Ferris’s “Favorite Poems Old and New, Selected for boys and girls,” 1957.

Ladybug Ladybird

Lady-bird, Lady-bird, fly away home
the field mouse is gone to her nest
the daisies have shut up their sleepy red eyes
and the birds and the bees are at rest
Lady-bird, Lady-bird, fly away home
the glow worm is lighting her lamp
the dew’s falling fast, and your fine speckled wings
will flag with the close clinging damp
Lady-bird, Lady-bird, fly away home
the fairy bells tinkle afar
make haste or they’ll catch you and harness you fast
with a cobweb to Oberon’s star.

Ladybird Ladybird, the modern children’s rhyme

Ladybird, ladybird fly away home,
Your house is on fire and your children are gone,
All except one,
And her name is Ann,
And she hid under the baking pan

Bumble Bea, Itty Bitty Bugz, Sherry West, SherryWestArt

*These adorable images – Itty Bitty Bugz, Bumble Bea – & Leia Ladybug – are available in b&w and color as digital downloads in my Etsy shop SherryWestArt for all of your spring scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

Further interesting reading on the subject of Ladybugs:

Leia Ladybug, Itty Bitty Bugz, Sherry West, SherryWestArt