A Lot to Catch Up On!

I’ve had several big projects of my own in the past few months which have taken quite a bit of time to complete, promote and follow through. I’ve also had a few customers in transition and we’ve been working in

A Lot to Catch Up On!

I’ve had several big projects of my own in the past few months which have taken quite a bit of time to complete, promote and follow through. I’ve also had a few customers in transition and we’ve been working in

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A Gala Tribute to Joe Negri at ACFL&MH

The 2011 benefit for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is a gala tribute to jazz legend Joe Negri, a Pittsburgh native, including jazz performers Maureen Budway, Roger Humphries, Mike Tomaro and Sean Jones. Hard to believe it’s

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A Gala Tribute to Joe Negri at ACFL&MH

The 2011 benefit for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is a gala tribute to jazz legend Joe Negri, a Pittsburgh native, including jazz performers Maureen Budway, Roger Humphries, Mike Tomaro and Sean Jones. Hard to believe it’s

The Creative Cat is featured blog on Cats.About.Com

“Bernadette Kamarski combines her extraordinary art with her dedication to helping cats in a blog that is not only packed full of beautiful artwork, but also makes for fascinating reading.” Read more! Cat Blog of the Week: The Creative Cat.

The Creative Cat is featured blog on Cats.About.Com

“Bernadette Kamarski combines her extraordinary art with her dedication to helping cats in a blog that is not only packed full of beautiful artwork, but also makes for fascinating reading.” Read more! Cat Blog of the Week: The Creative Cat.

Ladies’ Luncheon Menu and Tickets for 2011

Every year I choose a different flower for this project, something from my own flower garden from the previous year since I usually design the ticket in January or February, the menu a little later. I design this for a

Ladies’ Luncheon Menu and Tickets for 2011

Every year I choose a different flower for this project, something from my own flower garden from the previous year since I usually design the ticket in January or February, the menu a little later. I design this for a

retractable banner design

Retractable Banner for ALT

This is a vinyl retractable banner, 33.75″ W x 85″ H. When in use, the feet unfold and a telescoping arm slides tall enough to hold the banner at the top, and the banner unreels like a window blind, but

retractable banner design

Retractable Banner for ALT

This is a vinyl retractable banner, 33.75″ W x 85″ H. When in use, the feet unfold and a telescoping arm slides tall enough to hold the banner at the top, and the banner unreels like a window blind, but

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Post Card for Joe Negri Gala

The 2011 benefit for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is a gala tribute to jazz legend Joe Negri, a Pittsburgh native, including jazz performers Maureen Budway, Roger Humphries, Mike Tomaro and Sean Jones. This design is also

image of post card

Post Card for Joe Negri Gala

The 2011 benefit for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is a gala tribute to jazz legend Joe Negri, a Pittsburgh native, including jazz performers Maureen Budway, Roger Humphries, Mike Tomaro and Sean Jones. This design is also

Great Rescues Calendar and Gift Book

I’m pleased to present my first published work, truly a labor of love from creating the portraits within it to collecting the stories and designing, printing and publishing it. Great Rescues is a 16-month desk calendar and gift book featuring

Great Rescues Calendar and Gift Book

I’m pleased to present my first published work, truly a labor of love from creating the portraits within it to collecting the stories and designing, printing and publishing it. Great Rescues is a 16-month desk calendar and gift book featuring

pastel painting of laundry and forsythia

“Spring Cleaning”

The backyard of an old farmhouse near me, I was drawn at first by the forsythia, which was right on the edge of the road as I drove past, then I saw the colorful hanging laundry, always a favorite subject

pastel painting of laundry and forsythia

“Spring Cleaning”

The backyard of an old farmhouse near me, I was drawn at first by the forsythia, which was right on the edge of the road as I drove past, then I saw the colorful hanging laundry, always a favorite subject

painting of autumn trees by creek

Sold “Autumn in the Valley”

I don’t sell my bigger paintings very often; they take me longer to paint simply because they are larger and often very detailed (interesting how the level of detail often increases with size), they are more expensive, they are difficult

painting of autumn trees by creek

Sold “Autumn in the Valley”

I don’t sell my bigger paintings very often; they take me longer to paint simply because they are larger and often very detailed (interesting how the level of detail often increases with size), they are more expensive, they are difficult

signs for abandoned mine drainage project

Signs for Wingfield Pines Installed

I know I keep writing about these signs, but they were a very big project involving a number of people and a period of time, and even after all the designing and illustrating and planning, it’s nothing like seeing the

signs for abandoned mine drainage project

Signs for Wingfield Pines Installed

I know I keep writing about these signs, but they were a very big project involving a number of people and a period of time, and even after all the designing and illustrating and planning, it’s nothing like seeing the

acfl news cover

Carnegie, a Town and its Library: ACFL&MH News

We’ve just finished another newsletter, bigger than ever, and just in time for the Civil War Sesquicentennial Living History Weekend on April 30. It’s also the 110th birthday of the Library’s opening on May 2, 1901. After all the full-color

acfl news cover

Carnegie, a Town and its Library: ACFL&MH News

We’ve just finished another newsletter, bigger than ever, and just in time for the Civil War Sesquicentennial Living History Weekend on April 30. It’s also the 110th birthday of the Library’s opening on May 2, 1901. After all the full-color

illustration of house and rain garden

Downspout Disconnect Brochure and Illustrations

I am happy to share this brochure both for my design, photos and illustrations and for the information it offers. As we try to protect our water supplies and mitigate the chance of flooding during heavy rainfall, communities across the

illustration of house and rain garden

Downspout Disconnect Brochure and Illustrations

I am happy to share this brochure both for my design, photos and illustrations and for the information it offers. As we try to protect our water supplies and mitigate the chance of flooding during heavy rainfall, communities across the

inside page of the torch newsletter

Parkinson Foundation of Western PA Newsletter

I’m very pleased to have begun working with this organization at the beginning of 2011, like a gift for the new year. They’ve been producing a newsletter for some years, so for this, my first newsletter designed for the organization,

inside page of the torch newsletter

Parkinson Foundation of Western PA Newsletter

I’m very pleased to have begun working with this organization at the beginning of 2011, like a gift for the new year. They’ve been producing a newsletter for some years, so for this, my first newsletter designed for the organization,

front of post card

Civil War Sesquicentennial Post Card

I just had to use that word in the headline. Quick—what does it mean? It means it’s the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall will be hosting a “living history”

front of post card

Civil War Sesquicentennial Post Card

I just had to use that word in the headline. Quick—what does it mean? It means it’s the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall will be hosting a “living history”

copy of certificate

Teacher Certificate for 3rd Street Yoga

The client, and also my yoga teacher, not only hosts regular yoga classes but is also a licensed yoga teacher-training school. The certification board stipulated a certificate that could not be easily reproduced to give to her students. I used

copy of certificate

Teacher Certificate for 3rd Street Yoga

The client, and also my yoga teacher, not only hosts regular yoga classes but is also a licensed yoga teacher-training school. The certification board stipulated a certificate that could not be easily reproduced to give to her students. I used

AVS Perspectives

Allegheny Valley School “Perspectives” Newsletter

Just in time for the Super Bowl, we finished Allegheny Valley School’s winter edition of Perspectives. 2010 was their 50th Anniversary of serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and while the 50th is considered the “golden anniversary”,

AVS Perspectives

Allegheny Valley School “Perspectives” Newsletter

Just in time for the Super Bowl, we finished Allegheny Valley School’s winter edition of Perspectives. 2010 was their 50th Anniversary of serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and while the 50th is considered the “golden anniversary”,

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Poetry Reading and Art Exhibit: Burnished Light on Water

Join me for my fifth annual poetry reading and art exhibit, “Burnished Light on Water: Reflections in Evening Light”. I’ll read new poems inspired by evening light and reflections and an exhibit of paintings and photographs. About My Annual Poetry

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Poetry Reading and Art Exhibit: Burnished Light on Water

Join me for my fifth annual poetry reading and art exhibit, “Burnished Light on Water: Reflections in Evening Light”. I’ll read new poems inspired by evening light and reflections and an exhibit of paintings and photographs. About My Annual Poetry

closeup of tortoiseshell cat

An article published in online “Catnip Chronicles”

Cookie and I can celebrate our 18th anniversary again as we are featured in the January issue of Catnip Chronicles! Several months ago I wrote an article, told in Cookie’s words, about her rescue as a kitten, how she came

closeup of tortoiseshell cat

An article published in online “Catnip Chronicles”

Cookie and I can celebrate our 18th anniversary again as we are featured in the January issue of Catnip Chronicles! Several months ago I wrote an article, told in Cookie’s words, about her rescue as a kitten, how she came

my photo with Cookie from the Green Tree Times

An Article, About Me?

Sure enough, author Tammy J. Banks has written an article about me on her blog, Sketch People. Tammy, or T.J., Banks has worked as a columnist, feature writer, a book and arts reviewer, a stringer for the Associated Press, and

my photo with Cookie from the Green Tree Times

An Article, About Me?

Sure enough, author Tammy J. Banks has written an article about me on her blog, Sketch People. Tammy, or T.J., Banks has worked as a columnist, feature writer, a book and arts reviewer, a stringer for the Associated Press, and

pastel portrait of two dogs

Another Portrait: Bodie and Bear Bear

Meet Bodie and Bear Bear! This portrait is also a gift from a husband to wife—a wife who several years ago commissioned me to do a portrait for her husband! And ironically enough, she contacted me earlier this year about

pastel portrait of two dogs

Another Portrait: Bodie and Bear Bear

Meet Bodie and Bear Bear! This portrait is also a gift from a husband to wife—a wife who several years ago commissioned me to do a portrait for her husband! And ironically enough, she contacted me earlier this year about