Don’t Think About Elephants

I was up really late working last night, so I’m short on words today. Just sitting here trying to work up the energy to go to the store while not thinking about elephants.  Oops. I did it again. And again. Dammit! Awww, come on! How am I supposed to not think about that level of … Read more

Llama Tell You About the Lonely

Close up image of a llama chewing on a table in vibrant blues and reds

Before I made the dog image that set me on the path to creating Uncommon Creatures, I was fiddling around with two photographs. One was a little girl with a stuffed lion. I thought it was sweet and bleak at the same time.  Now that I’m looking at it, I realize it’s mostly bleak. And … Read more

Bear Snow Ball Fight

I got distracted by bears this afternoon.  First I made these images and can’t decide which I like better: Then I made these two: And these with a cute little bear playing hide-and-seek: These guys are looking for him: Then I found these two images: And decided they’d been having a snowball fight. I made … Read more

Llamas and Elephants

Stylized image in orange, black, and white of three llamas relaxing in front of mountains in the background.

I’ve been trying to finish my blog post on Courtney Milan’s The Brothers Sinister series for several days because I wanted to post it today. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of talking noise in my house these days and it makes concentration difficult, to say the least. I get overwhelmed with the noise and my thoughts … Read more

And Now Videos

Sparky keeps coming into my office to tell me how bored he is. This does not bode well for retirement. Assuming we can ever retire. He brings our dog, Annie, with him every time. Well, every time she’s not already in here. Most of the time, she demands my attention, too, but sometimes she sits … Read more

Have a Picture

In light of everything going on in the world right now, I’m playing with art. I chose a picture that from about four years ago that gives me warm fuzzies. Original photograph 1 2 3 4 Which do you like best? 

Lucky Dog Rescue

This is Lucky. My friend, Amy, shared a Facebook post about him from the Cane Rosso Rescue and I fell in love.  Here’s the information from his FB post: Lucky is a fan favorite of everyone at the rescue. He thought he had found his forever home this weekend, but he has been waiting so … Read more

Logo Time

I’ve been trying to come up with a logo for My Uncommon Creatures Digital Portraits for several months. First, I found a drawing of a narwhal I liked and applied my process to it to make this: Unfortunately, I then found out that the place I had purchased the original image doesn’t allow their images … Read more

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