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My name is Mandie Messer and I’m an artist who now lives and works in the Highlands of Scotland. I paint using a combination of pen, ink, crayon, pastel, acrylic, gouache and watercolor. I have recently …

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The Hare

Hares and rabbits are similar in size but hares are often a bit bigger with longer ears and back legs. To escape from a predator, rabbits tend to bolt underground while hares rely on speed and …

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The Red Deer

My felted picture of this Red Deer was inspired by a wonderful photograph taken by Don MacKinnon, a local landscape and wildlife photographer. Other examples of his work can be found on his Facebook page. The …

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The Red Squirrel

The red squirrel is famed for its orange-red fur, but is actually quite variable in colour, ranging from vivid ginger to dark brown. In winter, the fur is often tinged with grey and large tufts develop …

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Rosie the riveter

Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter received mass distribution on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on Memorial Day, May 29, 1943. Rockwell’s illustration features a brawny woman taking her lunch break with a rivet gun …

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The Highland Cow

My felted picture of this Highland Cow was inspired by this windswept photograph taken by Don MacKinnon, a local landscape and wildlife photographer. Other examples of his work can be found on his Facebook page. The …

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