Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Buck Stopped Here

 

If you like deer, watch "The Buck Stopped Here" This is a sweet little video of the deer on our homestead, guess who they like to visit?



Deer are plentiful on our homestead in Montana. We see them almost daily, and I write about our encounters in my books. This video shows some of the interactions they have with our horses. Our geldings will sometimes share their food and water with the deer. I believe one little doe thinks she is a horse. See more of our homestead life at quinnwildlifeart.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Story Behind the Art- Golden Eagle





I'm often asked why I choose particular species for my wildlife paintings. In this new video series, "The Story Behind the Art" I share my personal experiences that lead me to create my artwork. Meet the Golden Eagle.




Thanks for watching, and if you want to learn more about our life on a rural mountain in the west, visit my website quinwildlifeart.com and enjoy my books, art, and videos.  If you care to leave a question or a comment, I do read them and respond.  😊

Saturday, July 18, 2020

A Curtain can be a Work of Art



My Saturday project. I couldn't find a valance that was a good match for my curtain, so, I decided to paint one.
I made the valance out of a cotton material and I used acrylic paints thinned with water, so it wouldn't feel or look stiff. I love nature themes in home decor, but they are not easy to find.  I suppose necessity really is the mother of invention.


Since stores are not around the corner, I have learned a lot of skills to craft much of my decorative items.  If you are interested in more posts like this one, visit my website at quinnwildlifeart.com  and see my YouTube channel and Facebook clubs.  Thank you!

Sunday, July 12, 2020

High Noon Tea- Has the Montana Queen found a Prince?





Another neighbor has moved onto the mountain. He could be a real prince! Penny and I tell you about him in this episode of High Noon Tea- and we have another great tea recommendation.



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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nature's Paintings


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Revolutionary shortbread Recipe!




A New Way to Make Shortbread



I've been experimenting in my kitchen and have a brand new shortbread recipe with a secret ingredient! They are fabulous, tender, sweet, buttery, I can't say enough about them. It was fun too, share a laugh with me at the end of the video.




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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Words Come to Life- Hand Painted Silk Scarf






I'm always looking to try something new and creative!

I painted my version of a literary scarf with mountains and a quote from my first book, "Go West, Young Woman!" It's 100% silk and proved quite a challenge to paint the cursive lettering.  I plan to make a few more designs. It was a fun project.




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Sunday, May 24, 2020

My Memorial Day Tribute




Because I'm a military wife, Memorial Day has a special meaning for me.  Each year, I sing TAPS for my family.  The tradition started after my children were born.  I hope you take a moment to enjoy this minute of tribute for those who have fallen. 



                                                                     

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Dreaming of Spring



Dreaming of Spring


It's no secret Montana winters are long. About this time of year I begin to dream of warm days, colorful flowers, and afternoons spent outdoors. This is a beautiful collection of wildlife, horses, and nature videos, set to relaxing guitar music. Sweet dreams!



I'm a wildlife artist and author. I live on the side of a mountain in Montana near the Continental Divide with my family, where I write and paint about our frontier lifestyle. We left Washington D.C. when my husband retired from the military. We wanted a change, of lifestyle and we got it! I admit I'm a fish out of water here, and I'm learning how to blend my city ways with our new rural western life, so, I'm surviving the wilderness in style. Our new neighbors are cougars, bears, and wolves. I hope you enjoy our real pioneer experiences, with wildlife encounters, horse and dog rescue, baking, gardening, art, decorating, landscape photography, and much more. I hope to see you on the mountain, laugh and learn with me.


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Sunday, April 26, 2020

My Artistic Horse Learns to Paint!




Can a horse learn to paint? 
Yes!


I thought we could all use some cheering up during these difficult times. Here is a smile for you today. Our horses' first painting lesson! (Yes, you read that correctly) Enjoy!



Join the fun with us on our Montana homestead. I'm a wildlife artist and author. I live on the side of a mountain in Montana near the Continental Divide with my family, where I write and paint about our frontier lifestyle. We left Washington D.C. when my husband retired from the military. We wanted a change, of lifestyle and we got it! I admit I'm a fish out of water here, and I'm learning how to blend my city ways with our new rural western life, so, I'm surviving the wilderness in style. Our new neighbors are cougars, bears, and wolves. I hope you enjoy our real pioneer experiences, with wildlife encounters, horse and dog rescue, baking, gardening, art, decorating, landscape photography, and much more. I hope to see you on the mountain, laugh and learn with me.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

A Sneak Peek Book Illustration











I'm so happy to share one of the illustrations that will be in my new book from the "Go West, Young Woman!" series.

See who keeps me company during the day. As a side note, if you look at the framed drawing on the wall behind me, it's the self portrait of my father. I managed to find it many years ago, and it's my personal treasure. Enjoy this sneak peek ! I'm a wildlife artist and author. I live on the side of a mountain in Montana near the Continental Divide with my family, where I write and paint about our frontier lifestyle. We left Washington D.C. when my husband retired from the military. We wanted a change of lifestyle and we got it! I admit I'm a fish out of water here, and I'm continuing to how to blend my city ways with our new rural western life, so, I'm surviving the wilderness in style. Our neighbors are cougars, bears, and wolves. I hope you enjoy our real pioneer experiences, with wildlife encounters, horse and dog rescue, baking, gardening, art, decorating, landscape photography, and much more. I hope to see you on the mountain, laugh and learn with me.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

This is for the Birds!



This little Downy woodpecker has stayed with us all winter.  Most every day she visits us during our lunch break, and we watch her find just the right seed.  Along with other birds who visit, it's an enjoyable few minutes.  I like to think it's a sign of spring, but more snow is expected this evening.  That's life on a Montana mountain.  



                                                         
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I'm a wildlife artist and author. I live on the side of a mountain in Montana near the Continental Divide with my family, where I write and paint about our frontier lifestyle. We left Washington D.C. when my husband retired from the military.  We wanted a change, of lifestyle and we got it!  I admit I'm a fish out of water here, and I'm learning how to blend my city ways with our new rural western life, so, I'm surviving the wilderness in style.  Our new neighbors are cougars, bears, and wolves.  I hope you enjoy our real pioneer experiences, with wildlife encounters, horse and dog rescue, baking, gardening, art, decorating, landscape photography, and much more.  I hope to see you on the mountain, laugh and learn with me.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Some Owls Don't Give a Hoot!



I'm fortunate to share my breakfast with a cute pygmy owl that visits me in the morning.  He makes the sweetest little sounds.  Watch the video and meet my new feathered friend.



I'm a wildlife artist and author. I live on the side of a mountain in Montana near the Continental Divide with my family, where I write and paint about our frontier lifestyle. We left Washington D.C. when my husband retired from the military.  We wanted a change, of lifestyle and we got it!  I admit I'm a fish out of water here, and I'm learning how to blend my city ways with our new rural western life, so, I'm surviving the wilderness in style.  Our new neighbors are cougars, bears, and wolves.  I hope you enjoy our real pioneer experiences, with wildlife encounters, horse and dog rescue, baking, gardening, art, decorating, landscape photography, and much more.  I hope to see you on the mountain, laugh and learn with me.  quinnwildlifeart.com

Sunday, February 9, 2020

A T-shirt can be a work of Art.




This morning it was 6 degrees outside.  As much as I love my work as an author and an artist, sometimes I want to do a creative project just for fun.  With such long winters on the mountain, I need to find projects I enjoy, and not get stuck in the rut of the usual chores like cleaning house and folding laundry.  This is my latest effort.  I painted a shirt with fabric dye.  As many of you know, if it doesn't run away from me- I may have to paint it!





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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Laugh with Wilson in "Front Porch Ponies!"



Front Porch Ponies!



Our horse Wilson wants to live inside with us in our "big barn."  He often comes the porch, windows, and doors to convince us to let him inside.  He loves company, and is definitely is the herd comedian. I hope this is short video makes you smile.  Wilson sends his love!


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Sunday, January 19, 2020

LA Talk Radio -Live Interview

                                                       
                                                         Live Interview 

This was the view the evening of my interview on LA Talk Radio.  I had my little dog Penny with me, and we discussed wilderness living, my writing style, and I offered encouragement to new writers. Of course, there were lots of laughs too! The hosts of the show made it a fun night. You can listen at this link.  The Writer's Block Show 


                                                       
                                                 
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Evening Colors of the West


Evening Colors of the West


Need a little stress relief? Take a moment to enjoy these colors in the sky, and let your cares drift away. The music is very soothing, and I hope you find it uplifting.

I'm a wildlife artist and author. I live on the side of a mountain in Montana near the Continental Divide with my family, where I write and paint about our frontier lifestyle. We left Washington D.C. when my husband retired from the military. We wanted a change, of lifestyle and we got it! I admit I'm a fish out of water here, and I'm learning how to blend my city ways with our new rural western life, so, I'm surviving the wilderness in style. Our new neighbors are cougars, bears, and wolves. I hope you enjoy our real pioneer experiences, with wildlife encounters, horse and dog rescue, baking, gardening, art, decorating, landscape photography, and much more. I hope to see you on the mountain, laugh and learn with me.    





The Buck Stopped Here

  If you like deer, watch "The Buck Stopped Here" This is a sweet little video of the deer on our homestead, guess who they like t...