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Winter at Cimarron and the Glorious Ice Trees

Winter at Cimarron Enjoy the glorious ice trees at our homestead near the Continental Divide.

Winter is cold, but beautiful in the mountains, this morning was too good to pass up, and I wanted to share it with all of you. Book Book video Trailer Amazon Publisher

Happy Holidays Homemade Hot Chocolate Cocoa

Happy Holidays Homemade Hot Chocolate Cocoa
Winter is the best time for hot chocolate, this is a recipe I created after many hours in my kitchen one afternoon.  I hope you enjoy it.  I would love to hear from you if you decide to try it. Book Book video Trailer Amazon Publisher

Fall is in the Air...

Autumn at Cimarron

Come enjoy Autumn in the Rockies with us, this video is  guaranteed to make you smile. Book Book video Trailer Amazon Publisher

Thoughts from the easel...

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Being a wildlife Artist an Author is a blessing in my life that I try to pass along and share with others. 

Thoughts from the easel...I believe art has a purpose other than decorating our walls. I think it can touch our minds and our hearts. When I sit down to create art, I think about how best to give an animal or bird a soul and how to foster an emotion on canvas, paper, or precious metal. If I can have a positive effect in someone's life, then my work has served an important purpose. I remember a particular story of a woman who lived alone. She told me of the forlornness she felt each day sitting by herself for every meal. After she framed and hung up my barn owl limited edition print in her dining room, she noticed how lifelike the image was and so gave it a name. As time passed she began to talk to it and soon she no longer dreaded mealtime because she felt as though she had some company. It is a true blessing for me when clients wri…

Horsing around with Whiskey and Wilson!

Spend  a few minutes with our favorite fellows   Whiskey and Wilson!
Horsing Around!

Share a laugh and a smile with us

Nancy Quinn Wildlife Art Gallery Tour

Welcome to the Art Gallery

                    See cougars, owls and eagles in my gallery.  I hope you enjoy the art and the music.

Montana Sunsets

Montana Sunsets

            This is the view from my front porch, take a moment to relax and see western Montana.

Watching Wildlife.

Watching Wildlife

                Enjoy my new video of the neighbors that share our homestead in western Montana.
10 Minutes to Make and Nothing to Bake
                    Chocolate Almond Dessert

Laugh and learn with wildlife Artist/Author Nancy Quinn as she prepares her famous no-bake chocolate almond bars.

*I had a surprise during the making this video!  Feel welcome to leave a comment or question, and if you decide to prepare them yourself, I hope you let me know. Enjoy!
Whiskey has a special birthday. Can you guess the age of our handsome Morgan horse of the Wild West?   SEE the videoMeet Whiskey!

The Buffet is Open!

We had experienced many new concepts since leaving city life behind and moving out west. Conversations now focused on matters that I never thought would cross my lips—horses, cows, horseshoes, supplements, small farm animals, and wild animals. Weather also was a big topic, as well as how to protect yourself and your homestead from it. We learned about growing fruits and vegetables and, of course, we experimented with various means of dealing with the dreaded varmints, especially the chipmunks and squirrels who regularly threatened them.

The wildlife that lived on my place loved me. Each time they saw a new plant in the yard or in a pot, they assumed the buffet line was open. Deer, chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits relished every flower I set out. It was so frustrating. They should have been satisfied with the bird seed they raided out of the feeder every day, but no, they were glutinous to a fault.

One particular chipmunk, a rather industrious fellow, climbed inside the long plastic t…

Meet Wilson, our cute and comical horse!

I write about Wilson in my book "Go West, Young Woman!"  I am so pleased to introduce him to you today.  Enjoy the video!

Mind, Pen and Spirit Interview.

This Interview appeared in the Mind, Pen and Spirit.


Nancy Quinn is my guest author this week who has an eclectic and interesting background. She is not only an author, but also an internationally known wildlife artist. She has always had a love of animals and nature and has worked as a conservation law enforcement officer and volunteers at a wildlife rehabilitation center where she brings birds and reptiles into schools to educate children of all ages.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I found the support and interest of people who wanted to hear about our rather atypical life, inspiring.Friends and family seemed to enjoy my perspective on our unusual adventures and often suggested I write a book. I didn’t think I could write; I already had a career as a wildlife artist, but the idea of becoming an author appealed to me.Since all of my dreams and goals have been well out of my comfort zone, the more I thought about it, the more willing…

New Author interview!

This interview was recently published in A New Ulster magazine.

These are insightful questions, and offer a look into my personal history and how my experiences shaped me as an author and an artist.     

1.Your journey has taken you from Michigan through Florida and Washington D.C, all the way to Montana. What are your defining memories of each of these places?
2.I was born in Michigan, so it will always hold my earliest childhood memories.  Since my father, the noted artist Boyd A Zimmer, died there when I was 6, it is the most defining memory of my life and it shaped my future.  One of my strongest memories was shortly before his death, when he carried me out of our house one night after it had caught fire from a lighting strike during a violent storm.  Some of my happier memories from the Great Lakes State include sitting in a Sanders Ice Cream Shop enjoying a hot fudge sundae, and spending summers in Traverse City where I played at the lake …

Scat Cat!

I am a guest on a wonderful blog by Sojourner McConnell. She offers a Friday's Fun and Family-Friendly Guest Post.  I wrote a little story about our cougar who is becoming a regular visitor at our homestead. Come west with me!

     When we left the urban lifestyle of Washington, D.C., for a more tranquil existence in the rural mountains of Montana, one of our adjustments was learning to live with the new neighbors.  Our home was in a different kind of neighborhood.  Instead of being surrounded by men, women, and children, we had cougars, wolves, and bears.  These predators rarely comprehend the idea of boundaries, or the notion that good fences make good neighbors, so we find them roaming about our property, often very close to the house.  

      Our most frequent nocturnal visitors are cougars that seem particular interested in our daughters playhouse swing set.  Perhaps it is just the curiosity of all felines, b…