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Zachary on Society6

Now for a look at some of my favourite items in my Society6 shop – and just in time too! All day today until midnight you can enjoy 20% off and free shipping store-wide!

L’il Lard Butt Collection 

These little babies are all made from my original hand-painted collection of feathered fatties. Do you have a lard butt request? You’ll find some of the originals still available in my Etsy store.

Finally! The favorite lard butts all together on shirts, tanks, rugs, mugs, laptop cases, shower curtains, all over print shirts, pillows, pouches and more… 

The L’il Lard Butt Pardalote tote

The Belted Kingfisher is always a big hit. And it looks oh So good as a large pouch too! 

Humming bird L’il lard butt as a pouch, shirts, duvet, shower curtain, tote, mug, pillows and more!

I don’t want no scrubs throw pillow

It’s time to put a lard butt CARDINAL ON EVERYTHING!!! He is my most popular lard butt. 

This one!!! Bee hummingbird throw pillow.

The least lardy of the lards, the Snowy Owl tote 

Other Favorites

Heroes, faces, places, and critters…

MAUDE the Unicorn sepia toned pillow 

Debbie Harry Cheetara shirts are ready in several styles! 

The Princess of Power on everything for your home! – shower curtain, floor and throw pillows, clock, duvet. 

BENGAL tiger Mandela all over print shirt.

Super Frenchie as a textile print! – he’s on pillows, mugs, and more! 

No need to long for that Tokyo Tower skyline when you wear this! 

This beauty is an original hero of mine, Chrysanthemum

Mermaid Mermista from She-ra, on a throw pillow! 

The Hana Collection 

These pieces are all inspired by my time in nature, and particularly my time spent in Japan during Sakura season. They are all digital paintings inspired by photographs I take in my travels. 

SAKURA close-up all-over print shirt

Falling Sakura canvas pouch. 

Black falling sakura hoodie

This is my very favourite throw pillow – Graphic hot pink and teal Sakura pillow 

Falling Sakura all-over print white shirt. 

One of my favorite places, Shinjuku Gyoen –  throw pillow 🌸 

Japanese Cherry Tree Digital Painting Duvet cover

The pinkest! All over print Sakura shirt

Hanami Time Shower Curtain 

Sakura pouch 🌸🌸🌸 

AND finally…

Sakura II curtains! 

Hope you enjoyed this little stroll through my favorite items on Society6.  Feel free to reach out with questions and special requests. 

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Top 7, my favorite Portland, Oregon Area waterfalls

#1 FALLS CREEK – I genuinely have a wildly different experience each time I visit. 

#2 SPIRIT – This hike can be a bit of a chore and the last time I visited I was stung by 5 yellow jackets. I thought of dropping her down the list, but her beauty wouldn’t be denied.

This place is incredibly magical all year, long, but late fall is my absolute favorite 

#3 ABIQUA – Two separate hikes are here that lead to the top and bottom of this beauty. Also a bit of a labour in the descent to both spaces, but the views are well worth it.

#4 TAMANAWAS – The thunderous melody made by this sexy waterfall actually makes me sway when I hear it.

#5 WEISENDANGER (currently closed) 

This waterfall was a casualty in the recent Eagle Creek fire. The falls are on the Multnomah Loop along with several others. No word on when the trail will reopen, but I am certain her beauty will endure. 

#6 PANTHER CREEK – The hike here is quite simple to the first viewpoint, but you can have 3 very different experiences here if you put in a little work.

I am Always, Always filled with energy at this space.

#7 WAHCLELLA (closed) – Wahclella was my introduction to the hiking world in Oregon. For that reason, and for the power behind this gem – keep it on the list. SADLY, her trail is also closed now, another casualty of the Eagle Creek Fire.


Otherworldly Women, my latest series

My latest painting series started on a solo flight home from Japan last Spring. I was already sad having to leave, as I always am, but I made the sadness so much worse by watching an animated Hiroshima movie. After it finished playing I started sketching what just last week became “the Duchess”. 

She has a Marie Antoinette’s court kind of vibe and is painted with acrylics on a wooden panel. She has a tiny chickadee in her hair to the left. You can still purchase this piece HERE! The minute I began re-creating her on the wooden panel I started to think of other lovely otherworldy ladies I wanted to create in a similar style.

Next up was my Unicorn Fairy Queen. She sold minutes after I listed her on my etsy painting page

I began the original superhero “Chrysanthemum” here while I was still finishing the Unicorn, and I actually rushed so I could devote all of my time to her. I saw her vivid teal hair with neon flowers playing off rich violet and coffee skin tones so clearly in my mind and could not wait to get her realized. I feel, for the first time in a long time that she actually came out even better than I had imagined her. The lace neckline detail is a particular bright spot for me. She is still available for now – click HERE.  

Finally we have the sweet Irish Sheep girl fairy. She came to mind immediately upon the completion of “Chrysanthemum”. I wanted to play with the lace detailing a little more and I really wanted to paint a Ginger with freckles. I JUST finished her today. She is available HERE

I am really loving this painting series and I see them complimenting my creepy skull portraits so well.  I am not quite sure what is next, but I will be creating more. Feel free to share your ideas and/or requests!

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