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Today the suet feeder in the backyard was empty - with so many birds at the feeders, it seems like a daunting task to keep all of them filled all the time! The White Breasted Nuthatch was having a tough time competing with the other birds on the regular fee...

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Downy Day
Among all the visitors to the backyard, my favorite is the Downy Woodpecker - the smallest of all the North American Woodpeckers, he is elusive and I have sit still for a while before he will land on one of the pear trees. Last week he found his favorite su...

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Fur, fur, Baby!
The sparrows have learnt to expect a hoard of soft fur when the dogs get shed in the backyard. They wait for me to finish shedding and as soon as the dogs run away, they swoop down to fetch their treasure. Eyes on the prize, they completely ignore me & the ...

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Backyard Birds
Recently I have taken to having my DSLR camera with me when I sit out in the backyard with the dogs. We have set up a few bird feeders and a couple of bird houses. It's been wonderful to see so many different birds come to the yard and there's also quite a ...

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Artsy Welcome to 2016
2016 calendars are here and they are selling so fast that I have already ordered a second batch! The theme for 2016 is Mandala Paintings. There are 13 of my popular mandala paintings and 12 of them can be framed after the month is over.  Printed on high qua...

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Spicy Sweet Delicata Squash
One of my favorite fall / winter squashes is the delicata squash that I got introduced to a few years back at the Oshkosh farmer's market. This week I quick cooked it in the microwave for a salad topping - with harissa, maple syrup and miso paste. In a glas...

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Share & get lucky :)
Have you had a chance to Share the link to my Art by Bala Animal themed 2015 calendars to your friends? Do so by today and enter to win either a wall or desk calendar. Please leave a comment below to let me know!

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2015 Art Calendars
2015 Art by Bala calendars are almost here and will be shipped starting Nov 4! It is Animal Paintings themed, with high resolution images of 14 of my henna style textured animal paintings. Printed on high quality premium glossy card stock paper and measures...

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Vegetarian Ramen
With the summer art season in full swing, its been a while since I was able to post anything here. As we are starting to wind down from the weekend shows, I got a chance to make delicious veggie Ramen last night! In the hot pan went 1/2 water + 1/2 Miso -Gi...

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Recent Eats
Its been a good couple of weeks in trying to get the changes going in my eating habits. Though I am not noticing any changes, its been good to be working out on a regular basis and watching my diet. It is not easy to cook at home in the weekends with really...
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