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Yesterday while looking through some of my images on zazzle.com, I realized I had neglected to create a poster out of this fabulous photograph of a yellow and black striped butterfly perched on the lilac bush in our back yard. Several years ago when there were some beautiful large butterflies flitting around the garden my Daughter insisted I snap a picture of one for her I chased that butterfly around the back yard for what seemed like hours with my daughter’s help keeping an eye on where it went until I could catch a decent photo of it holding still.

When I created this poster and some other items for sale out of this picture yesterday, I decided I’d better figure out exactly what kind of butterfly I had a picture of.  So after some sleuthing on the internet,  I learned that it is probably a Western Tiger Swallowtail (it could possibly be a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail, they look very similar to me) . It was also interesting to learn that the Oregon swallowtail became the Oregon state insect in 1979. I learn all sorts of interesting things in the process of selling my photography 😉

update: Although i originally thought these flowers were lilacs, I have recently discovered they are actually the flowers of a butterfly bush.

Here are the poster, and some of the other items I have created using this marvelous photo:

Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on pink lilacs print

A strikingly beautiful yellow and black striped Western Tiger Swallowtail  sips nectar from pink lilac flowers. The softly focused green foliage of the lilac bush sets up a lovely background for this photograph.

NEW CUSTOM BUTTERFLY SHOES!

Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on pink lilacs kedsshoe

On the toes and heels of these custom  shoes is a strikingly beautiful yellow Western Tiger Swallowtail with black stripes sipping nectar from a cluster of pink lilac flowers in front of a softly focused background of green foliage. The shoes’ sides are in a colorful fun floral print. Shown here with pink and yellow trim, slate green insole, and cream mid sole–this shoe also looks great with black soles.

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Last week when I was doing some marketing optimization of my Zazzle product ( making sure there are links to help people find matching postage, stationery, and stickers etc). I decided that some of the details in my water soluble oil painting, Midsummer Daydream, would make some beautiful stickers to match some of the stationery I already had for sale. They also make pretty magnets and key chains.

Midsummer Daydream sticker

This sticker shows a view of fairies dancing on green lily pads surrounded by red lilies floating on dark blue water.

Midsummer Daydream magnet
Midsummer Daydream by dlmtleArt
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Midsummer Daydream sticker

This sticker shows a view a fairy skipping across the lily-pond in a pose reminiscent of an ice skater while she leaves a trail of ripples behind her in the dark blue water.

Midsummer Daydream by dlmtleArt
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Midsummer Daydream magnet
Midsummer Daydream by dlmtleArt
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Midsummer Daydream sticker

This sticker shows a view of a brown leaf boat floating among the reflections in a lily-pond

Midsummer Daydream by dlmtleArt
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Midsummer Daydream sticker

This sticker shows a detailed view of the wood sprite creating ripples in his refection as he daydreams while laying on the shore of the lily-pond.

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Last week I used my photo of Fox Creek, Rainier, Oregon to create some stationery, stickers, cards, post cards, postage, magnets, mugs, key chains, shirts, mouse pads, aprons, and canvas totes on zazzle .com

in this photograph, sunlit forest reflections shimmer in the water of Fox Creek as it meanders past banks of moss covered rocks and boulders, under the fallen log bridge, and on through the ferny forest towards the radiant sky overlooking the unseen Columbia River.

Fox Creek, Rainier, Oregon shirt
Fox Creek, Rainier, Oregon by dlmtleArt
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Fox Creek, Rainier, Oregon apron
Fox Creek, Rainier, Oregon by dlmtleArt
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Once the frame stained, it was time to secure everything in the back.  I went to the local art supply store and picked up some glazier points and some picture hanging supplies, then when I got them home I discovered a problem.  Because of how narrow the lighter strip of molding was, when the glazier points were pushed in place  they were still visible from the front of the frame. I tried chiseling way some of the wood in back and replacing the points, but this was difficult and not very effective for me.  However, placing the mat in front of the glazier point was much simpler and worked really well to solve the dilemma. The next time I do this I will look for wider molding, or just plan on putting the glazier points behind the mat from the beginning.
The remainder or the framing got put off for a long time after that because my staple gun was broken. Once I replaced that, it was a simple task  to secure the frame backing in place using staples  several inches apart that were left sticking up slightly (it just requires flipping the low/high switch on the staple gun).
Next the framing wire needed attached. The instructions on the one I bought suggested screwing some eyes (from a set of hook and eyes) into each side of the back of the frame and then tying the wire to them; however, because of how thin the molding was there was no room to do that. There was just barely enough room to attach the foam backing IF I pushed in and squished it with the staple gun as it was, so I just tied the wire to two of the staples instead. I think this will work because of how lightweight the frame and the plexiglass are. If It does not work I will have to think of something else. In the meantime I still need to decide where I want to hang it.

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Back in 2006 I took this beautiful photo of Haystack Rock, Canon Beach, Oregon on a beautiful sunny spring day. The clear deep blue sky sets up a perfect backdrop for the Oregon landmark as its reflection shimmers in the wet sand below. Off in the distance the silhouettes of a couple and their dog enjoy a walk in solitude along the shore of the pacific ocean as the white foamy waves of water beckon invitingly.

Haystack Rock print
Haystack Rock by dlmtleArt
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Haystack Rock card
Haystack Rock by dlmtleArt
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Haystack Rock postcard
Haystack Rock by dlmtleArt
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Haystack Rock petshirt
Haystack Rock by dlmtleArt
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Haystack Rock keychain
Haystack Rock by dlmtleArt
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Several years ago, when we were returning from a family vacation, I snapped some photos of a beautiful sunset through the passenger window of our car. We were traveling along HWY 97 and HWY 26 from the Bend area to the vicinity of Portland, Oregon. What attracted me in this particular shot was the rhythmic patterns of the sprinklers in foreground. If memory serves correctly, the sprinklers were watering a crop of fragrant mint. As the many row of sprinklers each moved back and forth in unison, the sunset lights up layers of clouds above a beautiful view of a broad expanse of the cascade mountains. I think the tallest may be Broken Top, although I am not entirely sure.
I did end up editing this photo by removing some of the part closer to the car which were blurred because we were still in motion, as well as removing evidence of the car window from the shot. I have another version where I adjusted some of the lighting and colors, which I  posted earlier.

sunset sprinklers #1 button
sunset sprinklers #1 by dlmtleArt
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sunset sprinklers #1 shirt
sunset sprinklers #1 by dlmtleArt
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sunset sprinklers #1 hat
sunset sprinklers #1 by dlmtleArt
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A few years ago I got some spectacular photos of a Great Blue Heron while on a family outing at Trojan.  This past week I decided to use this shot of the large bird swooping over the water with its wings outstretched to their full span and its feet trailing behind to create some new items on zazzle.

on the wing tie
on the wing by dlmtleArt
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This necktie would make a great present for father’s day, or a birthday for that special father or other man in your life who loves waterfowl or the great outdoors.
on the wing stamp
on the wing by dlmtleArt
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This stamp also goes well with matching stationery and stickers…
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Several years ago, when we were returning from a family vacation, I snapped some photos of a beautiful sunset through the passenger window of our car. We were traveling along HWY 97 and HWY 26 from the Bend area to the vicinity of Portland, Oregon. What attracted me in this particular shot was the rhythmic patterns of the sprinklers in foreground. If memory serves correctly, the sprinklers were watering a crop of fragrant mint. As the many row of sprinklers each moved back and forth in unison, the sunset lights up layers of clouds above a beautiful view of a broad expanse of the cascade mountains. I think the tallest may be Broken Top, although I am not entirely sure.
I did end up editing this photo by removing some of the part closer to the car which were blurred because we were still in motion, as well as removing evidence of the car window from the shot and adjusting some of the lighting and colors. I have another version where I left the coloring closer to the original photo, which I will be posting later.
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Dawna’s art on FineArtAmerica

Dawna’s art on Amazon

Visit Dawna’s fan page and become a fan on facebook!

see Dawna’s art & photography with the poetry of Glennis Roper
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