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Thank you!!!

Thank you!!!

Thank you!!! 🐸🐍🦎 Huge thanks to everyone who bought my greetings cards, t-shirts, mugs, bottles, and prints! Since 2011, together we have raised a total of £379.02 for reptile and amphibian conservation, education and raising awareness. £93.22 has been raised from the #addersareamazing cards and prints for #AmphibianandReptileGroupsUk ARGUK and £285.80 for my local #DevonReptileandAmphibianGroup…

Belated Happy New Year! New cards and ARG UK merchandise

Belated Happy New Year!  New cards and ARG UK merchandise

Belated Happy New Year! Apologies for radio silence on my website. Most news is on my Instagram and Facebook page @mabelart.devon. For those of you allergic to social media, which is very sensible, here are some collages of what I’ve been up to. Paintings, prints and cards are all available to buy from my MabelArt…

Adders are Amazing!

Apologies for this being my first webpage post in nearly a year. I have been using Instagram and Facebook for most news updates of late. Here’s a post from last week… Adders are amazing! The final painting, for the Adders are Amazing! Project. The original painting is painted on an A3 sheet of watercolour paper…

Greater horseshoe bat at Berry Head

Greater horseshoe bat at Berry Head

Greater horseshoe bat at Berry Head. A leaving card for an amazing colleague off to do valuable research on these enigmatic creatures. My first ever bat painting! And first Instagram post of my artwork! Hope this works… Mx 😉 #greaterhorseshoebats #berryhead #berryheadnationalnaturereserve #southhamsspecialareaofconservation

Sticker number 10, common lizard!

Sticker number 10, common lizard!

This is one of a series of stickers of reptiles and amphibians of the British Isles created with ARG UK  and NMNI.  The beautiful common lizard is Northern Ireland’s only native terrestrial reptile.  It ‘gives birth’ to live young wrapped in a thin translucent membrane, which is unusual as most lizards lay eggs. If you…

Smooth newt stickers spotted in Northern Ireland!

Smooth newt stickers spotted in Northern Ireland!

Ninth sticker in the set, smooth newt!  This was specially painted and made for NMNI and ‘What’s in your pond‘ .  As spotted on Northern Ireland’s Centre for Environmental Data and Recording – CEDaR @CEDaRnmni, https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1564702000251224&id=625503500837750. All the stickers and other educational resources can be found here. Mx 😁

What’s in your pond has gone live!

What’s in your pond has gone live!

If you live in Northern Ireland, you might fancy taking part in this pond survey project “What’s in your pond?”  (See previous post!)  It kicked off today!  If you are located anywhere else and fancied doing a pond survey anyway, find out if there is a local reptile and amphibian group that is organising anything. …

‘What’s in your pond?’ New logo!

‘What’s in your pond?’ New logo!

Do you like peering into ponds, rummaging in the undergrowth or going on a twilight safari? Well look no further, the “What’s in your pond” campaign is for you! The aim is to encourage EVERYONE, including families and schools, to have a look in their ponds for frogs and newts, and any other amphibians or…

New sticker designs for ARG UK!

New sticker designs for ARG UK!

New sticker designs!  Introducing Frieda Frog, Thom Toad and Niamh Natterjack!  These stickers will be available from ARG UK for volunteer amphibian and reptile groups to take to public events, alongside the existing set.  To find out more go to the Amphibian and Reptile Groups UK educational resources webpages.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節快樂!

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節快樂!

Discovered this gem by Andrew Haslen https://andrewhaslen.com/. Mr Haslen is well known for his beautiful linocuts and watercolours of hares and the moon which would be perfect for the moon festival. However, I personally love this image of a singing yellowhammer as I enjoyed studying these chirpy chaps for my master’s thesis.  Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節快樂! …