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Anna’s Hummingbird

A beautiful hummingbird captures the spirit of weightlessness and hope. This print of a brightly colored acrylic painting would brighten the home. Anna’s Hummingbird is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Bighorn Sheep

Living high in the mountains of the Southwest, these magnificent creatures easily hop through the rocky terrain. This painting captures a moment of time between the bighorn sheep and it’s home. The Bighorn Sheep is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

Prints are matted to 11×14 ivory mat and include an artist bio.

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Coyote

Coyotes have always been iconic of the Southwest, but this is a modern and less obvious representation of one. Here’s the smart Coyote is looking around and listening for the next sound of an animal it will try to chase for dinner. This is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

Prints are matted to 11×14 ivory mat and include an artist bio.

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Desert Dwellers Flash Cards

You’ve never seen flash cards like these before

Original art, fun facts and stories about desert animals, and witty descriptions make these a unique and unforgettable treat for kids and their caregivers. The 4″ x 7″ box is easy to mail, handy for travel, and perfect as a stocking stuffer.

“Desert Dwellers Flash Cards can fit in your purse, diaper bag, or car.  When the moment presents itself, take them out and do a quick lesson.”  – Learning Math With Mom

 

A desert twist on the ABC’s

Why not turn learning ABC’s into a fun, kid-friendly look at desert wildlife? A tarantula is described as ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy’, a vulture is ‘Not A Picky Eater’, a hummingbird is proclaimed a ‘Show Off!’ From Anna’s Hummingbird through to the Zebra-Tailed Lizard, these desert dwelling creatures will stay with you, and your kids.

An essential learning tool

Flash cards are a favorite early learning tool among parents and educators. They’re also considered to be one of the most effective ways of retaining information – at any age. It’s no wonder the Desert Dwellers Flash Cards are winning awards.*

“As a former kindergarten teacher I recommend these flashcards to all primary teachers. They are full of interesting information and the beauty of each picture holds children’s attention. It is a joy to hold something in your hands that both child and adult can enjoy together.”  – Marlys Rustad

They’re fun for all the family

Parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers will love the fact that the flash cards come with learning activities and games – perfect for family game night, kids’ parties and the classroom. (Plus, consider booking Julie to come and talk to your school!)

“These cards are so well received by a variety of our customers. They are a hit with art lovers interested in a unique Sonoran Desert keepsake and those looking for educational entertainment for kids or grand-kids.” – Stevie Mack, Owner of CRIZMAC

* Julie Originals’ Desert Dwellers Flash Cards won a 2014 Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation of Tucson.

 

 

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Diamondback

The beautiful and deadly diamondback slithers through the dirt looking for lunch. I wasn’t initially excited about painting a rattlesnake, but during the process I found myself in the zone. The outcome was much more interesting than I thought it would be! The Diamondback snake is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

Prints are matted to 11×14 ivory mat and include an artist bio.

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Elf Owl

These tiny, cute owls reside in the Southwest’s cacti. They are a delight to see in person, but the next best thing would be to own a painting of one! Here, the owl looks with his curious eyes while perched atop cacti. The Elf Owl is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Fox

This kit fox scoots through the southwest desert landscape by the light of the moon. His bristly fur is highlighted from the soft glow of the sky as he explores the terrain. The Fox is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Gila Monster

The Gila Monster is one of the Southwest’s unique animals. This acrylic painting captures the irregular, but interesting pattern that is on the magnificent creature. We have been fortunate to see one cross our path while hiking in Tucson’s Sabino Canyon. The Gila Monster is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Harris Hawk

The Harris Hawk launches in this painting. With his wings spread for flight, he begins his next adventure in the desert. The Harris Hawk is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Iguana of the Desert

The very long desert iguana spends much of it’s time traversing on the warm rocks in the southwest. It’s pattern of striped splotches of color makes this lizard quite interesting to look at. The Desert Iguana is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Javelina

Sometimes pesky, but also adorable in their own way–the javelina is our neighbor in the magical desert. The Javelina is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Kangaroo Rat

Rarely are they seen, but the kangaroo rat is an extraordinary creature living in the southwest. They have a vertical that Michael Jordan can’t imagine. The Kangaroo Rat is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Long nosed Bat

This night explorer doesn’t want to suck your blood, he wants to be friends and invite you for a happy hour drink special at the nearest saguaro flower. The Long nosed bat is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Mountain Lion

The majestic mountain lion is not messing around. It’s intense eyes stare through you – and you realize that you don’t want to get any closer. This beautiful cat is seen quite often in Tucson and here’s a colorful painting capturing the spirit of these wild desert kings. The Mountain Lion is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Northern Mockingbird

The beautiful songbird, the mockingbird, not only resides in the “North”, but also in the southwest desert. The Northern Mockingbird is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Ornate Box Turtle

The Ornate Box Turtle is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Pipevine Swallowtail

The Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Quail

The Quail is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Roadrunner

The roadrunner is one of my favorite southwest animals in Tucson. I consider them good luck when they cross my path. In this painting, I captured one running. The Roadrunner is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Scorpion

Not only are scorpions said to be 400 million years old, but there are 30 different species living in Arizona. The Scorpion is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Tarantula

“Tarantulas are primitive spiders that evolved almost 350 million years ago and have changed little since. They are also venomous like all spiders, but they are very docile and bite only under extreme provocation.” Here’s more of the article about tarantulas in Tucson.

I’ve seen a tarantula twice out of the 8 years I’ve lived in Tucson. They are fascinating to watch..from a distance ;)

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Uinta Chipmunk

While researching these chipmunks, I’ve learned that there’s approximately 13 species of chipmunks in the US! Who knew? They are all very cute and some look very similar to one another. The Uinta’s live in the southwest, but I think we are more likely to find them up at The Grand Canyon than right outside my door in Tucson, AZ. Too bad, cause I love the stripes around their eyes!I really enjoyed painting the Uinta Chipmunk. It is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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Vulture

A vulture flying in the desert. This print of a brightly colored acrylic painting would brighten the home of anyone. The Vulture is one of 26 southwest animal paintings by Julie Rustad.

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White-nosed Coati

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Xami Hairstreak Butterfly

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Yavapai Leopard Frog

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Zebra-tailed Lizard

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