Mar 23, 2013

Bear Totem

while staying in a beautiful wee cabin in the wilds of Montana
thoughts as to whether the bears are wandering about yet
or still cuddled in hibernation
 inspired this pen sketch
(read the last post to hear more of my time in the Northfork)

sometimes the mail man brings surprise treasures!
  have you met Trish, Soul Soup Sister?
she is a lovely woman
who shares heartfelt things

we know one another through blogging.... 
but never in person
to my surprise this beautiful handmade gift arrived in the mail
gloves for an artists hands!! 
plus organic tea ;-)

thank you Trish
such a magical surprise
you have touched my heart
inspired a smile

sharing with Sunday Sketches  


  1. This is lovely, Tammie. I really like the expressions on the faces here. Well done. :)

  2. What a lovely gift. Love the drawing they look rather quizzical.

  3. Beautiful sketch Tammie... they both look so happy... and such gorgeous goodies to receive... what a beautiful surprise and gesture...

    Jenny ♥

  4. Ma chère amie,
    Je suis un peu en retard pour consulter les blogs... je n'avais plus ma liste de lecture qui apparaissait.
    J'ai beaucoup aimé votre oeuvre sur le printemps. Un très bel hommage à cette Demoiselle Printemps.
    Et cette belle jeune fille avec ce papillon au coin de sa chevelure.
    Vous avez un bigre talent !
    Gros bisous à vous.

  5. Lovely sketch - they look like seeing old friends! <3 Beautiful, delicate line work! <3

  6. I love the bear and the girl. And what a sweet surprise from youre blog friend.
    Liefs, Melanie

  7. What a great bear. His expression is wonderful, he looks as though he is communicating with her.

  8. Anonymous3/24/2013

    Lovely sketch exuding LOVE ~ Enjoy ^_^

  9. Beautiful sketch, and what a wonderful surprise gift!

  10. Great sketch Tammie and it sounds wonderful staying in a log cabin in Montana!! Bliss. What a great gift you got - those gloves would be ideal for me as my hands are always cold these days and it makes it hard to paint with any degree of pleasure when your fingertips feel numb!!

  11. Watch for those Bears! I know from experience...that if you're looking for'll find it! Lovely gifts...but it doesn't surprise me at all!

  12. Anonymous3/24/2013

    Ah the bears! I had a dream a few nights ago they awoke & were wandering openly around the house.

    Yay for surprise packages!

  13. What a lovely sketch. You and the bear seem very happy to meet each other.

  14. Anonymous3/24/2013

    Your picture is wonderful ... full of good memories and life is a big mess of emotions that become art.
    I visited her friend's blog, where I've been, I think it's great!

    Tammie, you have to give me your address ... I have a gift for you and would love to send ...
    This is my mail:
    Put your address there ....

    Hugs dear friend and happy Sunday!

  15. What a wonderful gift. Love your sketch. Love bears not sure I'd want to come face to face with one though.. :)

  16. Your artowrk showing the friednship between the lovely girl and the bear looks fantastic!

  17. The bear and girl look like they are sharing secrets. I love the flowers in her hair. :)

  18. ~i would like to imagine not being so close to such bear...hehehe...your drawing is far more safer than in real life...tis the joy of our imagination...we can wander whereever we'd like without troubles to arise! wonderfully drawing and gifts received...much love light and blessings~

  19. What a wonderful gift! :) And I love your bear totem illustration. I'm still confused about what my totem is. :)

  20. I have a BIG smile.... much love to

  21. TAMMIE LEE! THANK YOU SO MUCH for contacting me! It is good to know people still come by to read my blog, which I will keep active, but the comments are just disabled. Oh how I love the drawing, the creativity here! Blessings my dear! Anita

  22. what a lovely gift too receive... and the tea will taste all the more special as it was an unexpected gift...xx

  23. Delightful drawings ,this, and previous paintings too! Enjoyed them all. Sweet gift as well!

  24. Soul Soup Sister’s mitts look so lovely. This is why I love the world of illustration/art/craft blogs -- There is very little trolling and you get to 'meet' the loveliest most supportive people.

    I like the use of fuzzy lines on the bear sketch.

  25. Amazing and beautiful sketch Tammie :)

  26. Thats really really lovely, my love ^_^




  27. Ah! Bliss through the mail. How wonderful! I love the color too. And your drawing is beautiful. The wee flowers woven through her hair are an excellent touch.

  28. Anonymous3/26/2013

    happy bear..and beautiful flowers in her hair : )

    wonderful gift too x

  29. so lovely this sketch,and of course a beautiful gift dear Tammie!!!

  30. Hello Tammie..gorgeous sweet bear ...beautiful art..very magical and soulful......and yay..lovely gift from your wonderful!!!
    Enjoy enjoy!!


  31. Blogging friends are awesome.

    What a great her hair.
    I take it you never encountered a bear. :)

  32. hi again friend..just wanted to pop in and thank you for such lovely words at ppf!
    massive hugs!

    I love revisiting your blog..such a magical world..
    Wishing you a beautiful Easter!

  33. haha so cute the happy couple :) her hair looks really cool and yes bloggy friends are the best ;) xox Conny

  34. A weekend retreat from modern society would be invigorating and the place where you stayed sounds magical.

    Sweet sketches to remember the weekend by (this and cabin post)!

  35. I am so in awe of where you looks amazingly beautiful. I have to admit that the bears would worry me. When I went to Yosemite there was talk of bears....I was nervous!


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