IrisStreamStudio

Paintings, prints, and garden letters by Pam Holladay

Bellingham, Washington · 5 Sales

IrisStreamStudio

Paintings, prints, and garden letters by Pam Holladay

Bellingham, Washington 5 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Let go of your busy day and come sit in the dappled shade by my stream. Get cozy, open up your letter, and let my stories of wildlife entertain you. Illustrated with delightful watercolor paintings, each letter sends you to a garden bench, feeling relaxed and enriched. Letters from my Pacific Northwest garden inspire you to slow down and take a closer look at gardening, fauna and birds.

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

Let go of your busy day and come sit in the dappled shade by my stream. Get cozy, open up your letter, and let my stories of wildlife entertain you. Illustrated with delightful watercolor paintings, each letter sends you to a garden bench, feeling relaxed and enriched. Letters from my Pacific Northwest garden inspire you to slow down and take a closer look at gardening, fauna and birds.

Pam Holladay

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5 out of 5 stars
(2)
AveryLabelle

AveryLabelle on Sep 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

sweet first letter please never tell me if something happens to her-I am an animal lover and I couldn't take it looking forward to the rest of the subscription. Thank you-g

Robin S

Robin S on Sep 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Just what I wanted!! As described, securely packaged, and fast shipping.

About

My garden gives me joy. I paint and write about pet hummingbirds, compost, and dancing carrots.

As long as I can remember I have been curious about nature. My youth was spent picking peas, day dreaming in the flower garden, and taking country walks with my grandpa. Over time, I began keeping a nature journal. One of my journals from the 70s shows my first use of combining watercolor with pen and ink to illustrate nature.

Today I continue that practice by recording what I see during walks in the 100 acre wood next to my home. When shapes or colors tickle my eye I pause to let the awe of it soak into my memory. When I return to my studio I sketch out that image. On the page I also include a short description of any fascinating observations. The detail in nature thrills me.

So...one day when a young person, absorbed in their smart phone, walked right into me, I started wondering if there was a need for us to unplug from technology and reconnect. Wouldn't everyone love to connect through receiving a hand written letter? How could I share not only my interpersonal connections, but also my connections with nature? That is how the idea of Letters from My Pacific Northwest garden was born.

I hope my artwork reconnects you with the everyday intrigue that surrounds you. I am looking forward to connecting with you.

Warmly,
Pam

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  • Pam Holladay

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    Pam is an exhibiting and published artist. Subjects for her paintings come from childhood memories and from the beauty around her Pacific Northwest garden. A mixed media artist, she creates on canvas, board and paper.

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