🎶 we are Santa’s elves …. 🎶 TAPE…dogs and tape would be a mess wouldn’t it? As I painted and chuckled to make this silly little picture of holiday antics it occurred to me that this has another message. Plastics are so widely over used and have put such unwarranted strains on wildlife and sea life that this is a reminder to even use tape on your packages as sparingly as needed. String, ribbons, and crafty folding can wrap those packages just as securely. Small changes can move towards bigger results. Happy Wrapping to all the Elves 😉 #flatcoatedretriever #flatcoatedretrieversofinstagram #dog #retriever #holiday #elves #christmas #xmas #funny #environment #zerowaste #savetheocean #savetheworld #smallsustainablesteps

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Just received this photo of a book I just illustrated!!! I haven’t even seen the book yet but so excited! This is a compilation of funny incidences life brings when you live with dogs…this case Flatcoats!! Written by a long time flatcoat lover and breeder Hilary Hughes. I understand this is a limited edition run and not too many left but if you are interested in purchasing please speak up!! All proceeds go to Independent Flatcoated Retriever Rehoming, a wonderful non-profit group. More information can be found at https://www.flatcoated-retriever.info ifflatcoatedretriever #flatcoat #flatcoatedretrievers #dog #storybook #book #published #funny #lifewithdogs #lifewithflatcoats #happy #happymonday

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I love getting mail, snail mail not the junk variety. Living abroad makes any mail from across the pond a life line to my native home. Todays busy lives of multitasking and click and send means a handwritten note is extra special! With the holiday season coming up don’t overlook the opportunity to send a hand written note or a hand painted card to family and friends. These little watercolor paintings are my way of saying thank you. #notcoincidental #cybermonday #grateful #gratefulmonday #thankful #thankfulmonday #snailmail #watercolor #penandink #flower #flowerpainting #thankyou #thankyounote #handmadegift #buyhandmade #handmade

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