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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Visitors may have noticed that some sections of the soulbearing zazzle store have been reorganized.  The biggest change is the section titled “Symmetrical Designs“, in the “Abstract Art” category.  Items are now organized by color group, rather than title. 

Many descriptions and tags have also been updated throughout the store, in order to make shopping easier. 

Some sections are still works in progress, but those will be updated soon too.

There are over 3,000 products bearing prints of my art and photography, and dozens of new items have been added over the past few weeks, so have a look!!

A couple of years ago, I started focusing less on the four leaf clovers and more on the art.  I’m an artist, after all.

But, a few days ago, someone asked me, “Aren’t you the one who finds all the four leaf clovers?”

It’s not the first time I’ve been asked this, so I’ve decided to embrace it.  Yes, I’m “the one who finds all the four leaf clovers”.

It started a few years ago when I was walking my dog and found a large patch of 4 and 5-leaf clovers.  Picking a bunch of them seemed the obvious thing to do, but then, what to do with all of them?  Framing them seemed the next obvious answer.  From there, the natural progression was to give some as gifts, and to sell some in crafts stores and online.  Then, I kept finding them, so I kept framing them.

Since I find so many so often, people frequently ask where/how to find a four leaf clover.  The bad news is that I don’t really have an answer, except that one should look where there is clover growing.  I usually just “feel” them; I don’t know another way to explain it.

The good news is that in a large enough field of clover, the presence of a lucky clover is almost guaranteed. Estimates say 1 in every 10,000 clovers will grow a 4th leaf, so find a very large pasture.  And if you are lucky enough to find one 4-leaf clover, there is probably at least one more near it, because they tend to grow in small clusters.

The even better news is, you don’t have to bother picking through the grass, risking life and limb to chiggers in order to find a lucky clover; I still offer four leaf clovers in frames at, and on eBay too.

And, you can find merchandise printed with photos of real clovers in the soulbearing store on zazzle, and in the new Four Leaf Clover Shop on zazzle. You can get lucky shirts, hats, keychains, necklaces, even throw pillows and iphone skins, printed to order and shipped almost anywhere.

Isn’t that lucky??

Coming Soon: more art stuff 🙂

I know; I’m a little late for New Year’s. One friend teased that I am so late, I even missed the Chinese New Year. I hope my readers are having a fab 2012.

I have been preparing the studio and websites (and myself) for another busy year. Some projects have had to wait, but now I am getting back to actual art, after catching up on the mundane business side of things.

For the sake of reclaiming studio space, I will be auctioning some of my art cache over the next month or 2. Like many artists, I have a stash of artwork I finished but haven’t wanted to let go. However, with space being an issue now, and with no room to properly hang and display so many paintings and illustrations, it is time to find good homes for some of the earlier works– some at prices much lower than I normally offer.

Why do I need more space? I’m glad you asked. The current plan is to do a series of larger paintings. Of course, I don’t work for free, because starving as an artist is overrated. So, get your credit cards ready to help support your beloved painter. 🙂

For now, there are some of the framed four leaf clovers posted on eBay, in plenty of time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Framed 4 Leaf Clovers

Framed Four Leaf Clovers on eBay

A portion of proceeds is donated to local nonprofit groups. Currently, 10% of my eBay auctions is being donated to Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad; the rest of the proceeds buys supplies and supports the artist, so bid high!

For those readers more interested in the art and photography prints, there have been hundreds of new items added to the soulbearing store on There are even gallery-wrapped prints on canvas being offered at very reasonable prices, so have a look at soulbearing on zazzle

And, be sure to check for new art postings in the coming weeks and months.

Thanks for reading, and may good fortune always find you. 🙂

Coming soon: an update on what’s coming soon.

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