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Dr Donnalittle?

It is no secret that I love nature and animals.

I even talk to animals although unlike Dr. Doolittle I don’t hear them talking back in a human voice.  I feel like Foo-dog my little Cocker Spaniel, who thinks he is a guard lion for me, and I communicate back and forth pretty well.   Sometimes though it gets me in a bit of trouble, like when I was helping take the recycling out to the curb.  As I was pulling the bin forward I slipped bringing the bin over with me.  I spotted a little tree frog on the ground about a foot in front of me.  I started talking to it about our misfortune at being on the ground when she wanted to be back on the side of the recycle bin and I wanted to be on my feet yet here were are on the ground.  No sooner than the words were out of my mouth, the frog jumped at my face.  I screamed bloody murder and my husband came running asking if I were ok only to burst out laughing at the sight of this little tree frog with his front feet hooked over my glasses and his rear toes clinging to the glass.  No people or frogs were damaged in this story.  I really need to make a painting of this!

With the love of our natural world guiding me

I have made the decision to give half of my profits each quarter to a nature/wildlife themed charity.  The problem is that there are so many good organizations that I am having trouble narrowing it down to just 3.   The Second quarter profits will be donated to  I need your suggestions for the third and fourth quarters.  Please post your suggestions in the comments below. 

But wait, what is happening with first-quarter profits?

Abby a friend, and a fellow artist has a great opportunity to exhibit four of her lovely pieces in Italy!  She has been working really hard and has paid her entry fees but is still short of travel expenses.  I am donating first-quarter profits to help her reach that goal.  I would send you to her fundraiser but she doesn’t have it up at yet.

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Exciting new changes at Studio Triska!

 About this time last year I added an app that was supposed to help offer note cards in the mix and match sets, instead, it caused my site to overload to the point that I lost everything.  I had to rebuild from scratch.  When I tried to add pillows and bags back into the mix that was a no go. Even after rebuilding There were problems with slow loading and notices that the site went down. A few weeks ago it finally dawned on me that maybe if I upgraded my account that would fix the problem.  I am happy to say it worked!  There are no longer long delays when there is more than one person on the website. 

I was able to reconnect with a USA based printshop to make my products for me. Art prints are available now with more images on the way. I am now able to offer them at lower prices and in bigger sizes. The order goes to the printer the same day it is placed and take 3 to 5 work days to go through the printing process. Pillows and bags will be back as soon as I can get them back into the system. As those of you who had ordered pillows and bags from me in the past know, they are high-quality items.

I am trying to decide whether to have also offer T-shirts and mugs. What do you think?  Drop me a line and tell me or just leave a comment below. 

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