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Esther In Winter painting by Alice Flynn

I have not been blogging much since spring, when I suddenly found myself in the Intensive Care Unit of the local hospital with a life-threatening blood clot in my leg. The skilled people at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital saved my life. … Continue reading

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Before Snow Flies

I’m tidying up the yard before winter sets in. I have only the pond pump and hoses to gather and put away. I will make cuttings from the leggy red geraniums to pot up and root over the winter. Here … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pi Season

The weather is turning cold here in Montana, and we already have snow on the mountains. Pumpkin pie flavored everything is on its way in the shops. I grew up making pies and cakes with my mother. When I left … Continue reading

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Not My Circus Not My Monkey Polish Proverb

“Self care” is a phrase I keep in mind to manage stress in life. It is important to maintain our own peace of mind while the stressful drama of others whirls around us. This is an old Polish proverb that … Continue reading

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Flowers In The Midst Of Winter

Drawing of petunias in the flower bed of the Feathered Pipe Ranch.  Venus Velvet #2 in sketchbook by Alice Flynn

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Nature Watercolor Illustration

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Mr Darcy Watercolor Portrait

This is the most recent ACEO sized watercolor in my series of Jane Austen character portraits.  Each reader of Pride and Prejudice has her own imagined image of Mr. Darcy.  Our ideas of Darcy are now influenced by the film … Continue reading

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Are You Having A Family Reunion This Year

Recently added to my Etsy shop, consider a gift of a custom portrait of a family home or farm or painting based on old family photographs if you have an upcoming anniversary or reunion.  See the listing information at this … Continue reading

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Spring, Please Hurry

If  you live in a part of the world that has long winters, like I do, the longer days and melting snow have you yearning to see tulips and daffodils.  This is a scene I imagined and painted in watercolor.  … Continue reading

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And for Pi day…

Available on a shirt at skreened.com/aliceflynn

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Pen and Ink Elk by Alice Flynn

From the archives of my portfolio, here is a pen and ink illustration of an elk.  It is available on garments at skreened.com/aliceflynn.

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Art For Wrapping Utility Box

I missed the deadline, but this is what I digitally put together as a proposal for wrapping a utility box in my hometown, Bozeman, Montana.  I think adding art to the boxes is great!

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In Vain Have I Struggled, It Will Not Do

This is a vintage illustration I have adapted to portray Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”.  It includes the quote from Captain Wentworth in “Persuasion”, “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.” and from Darcy, … Continue reading

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Another Souvenir Snow Globe Design

I posted last year about creating illustrations for the souvenir tourist industry.  In 2011 I did a snow globe design for one of my Rocky Mountain clients in Colorado that included a moose, an elk, aspen grove, river and mountain.  … Continue reading

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This is another watercolor done in the series of nature and wildflower subjects.

It is available as a design on Cafepress items here CLICK.Imagee

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English Historical Fiction Authors: “Emma” Illustrated and Other News

English Historical Fiction Authors: “Emma” Illustrated and Other News. From 1896 newspaper reports, this blog article tells the tale of Hugh Thomson’s illustration of Jane Austen’s “Emma”.

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Jane Austen’s ring expected to sell for $46,000 at auction – The Look

  Jane Austen’s ring expected to sell for $46,000 at auction – The Look.

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Artists Have Bills & Can’t Work For Free

I was inspired by a similar poster to make this design and offer it on mugs, tees, cards, prints, magnets, and more at Cafepress.  Too often, creative workers are expected to give their work away.  We have bills to pay … Continue reading

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Coping With Downton Abbey Withdrawals – Jane Austen & Dickens Treatment

If you have loved the Masterpiece PBS series Downton Abbey, you may be feeling withdrawals from the drama after last night’s finale of the season.  Until the third season is aired, where do we turn for our romantic fix?  Never … Continue reading

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Mr. Darcy, The Heart Throb Valentine of Pemberley

“… and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend.” Chapter 3, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The above design … Continue reading

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