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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Unraveling Print by AlexWijnen

Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast is one of my absolute favorite places to visit. I love relaxing in the shadows of Haystack Rock, listing to the sounds of crashing waves and sea gulls. And even though I prefer a sunny day at the beach, I can definitely appreciate the moody, stormy days as well, such as the one depicted in this print by AlexWijnen! (good thing, too, since in Oregon that's mostly what we get).

Our two rescue dogs, Pogo and Tucker, sure seem happiest at the coast when they can run free on a wide stretch of sand (we only allow them off-leash when no one else is around).

I donate a portion of the sales of my dog illustrations to the Oregon Humane Society, which doesn't receive any state or federal funds but instead relies 100% on private donations. They do such great work: last year they found homes for over 11,000 pets! They also happen to be one of my off-Etsy graphic design clients (I design their quarterly newsletter).


  1. Some days are just right for a storm, esp. at the beach!

    Great works with the animals!

    Thanks for entering!

  2. Another fabulous Mo. Challenge entry... love your illustration work and how you help animals !

  3. Lovely painting! Cannon Beach is one of my all-time favorite places to visit as well . . in fact my husband and I had our honeymoon there many years ago.

  4. Beautiful art! Love the chair-scarf color combination. A lovely scene!

  5. That is a fun picture. I know a lot of knitters who would probably giggle at it:-))

  6. Your illustrations are fantastic! :)


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