Tracy Graber

I believe that observing, exploring, enjoying and sharing Nature is my calling. My tools are my hands, my eyes, my senses and my art supplies. I have a need to communicate and express my joy and wonder in the microcosms around me.

I have been drawing and painting since I was able to hold a pencil. My very earliest memories are of investigating a worm in an acorn, watching falling leaves swirl down , finding a dead bat – things like that.

Showing others what they might miss in their daily rush is really the idea I continue to return to – the fruiting of the lichens on an oak branch, a Monarch caterpillar chewing on milkweed or the identity of that elusive bird overhead. If people can begin to relate more to Nature, I believe they will grow to feel more connected, and therefore want to protect it.

I love the FEEL of drawing and painting, the act itself is like weaving or carving, the making of a hand-crafted life. Whether working in a tight, realistic manner or enjoying the energy and flow of the calligraphic line, the feel of the hand across the surface of a canvas or a sheet of paper is exhilarating. My mediums of choice are pencil, pen and ink and watercolor. I primarily work in the old English botanical style, with very little water for the most part, dry-brushing in details and textures. I keep a sketch journal constantly and I find that journaling tends to encapsulate time, enriching my daily experiences. It slows time down for me.

I hold a B.F.A.. in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena , California. My work has appeared in web sites such as The Grand Canyon Association, The Babbitt Brothers, Canyon Webworks, and Flagstaff Central. I have done illustrations for brochures, greeting cards, logos, t-shirts, business cards, promotional posters and signs. I’ve also done countless personal commissions, many of them pet portraits.

With the challenges facing our planet, it is an honor to work with a company like Acorn Designs that produce beautiful and sustainable products of great integrity. I am pleased and proud to be part of this catalog.

Other web site: cafepress.com/phaeriephox

Products by Tracy Graber

The following products include artwork and/or writing by Tracy Graber. Most products are a collaboration of the wonderful artists and writers who have contributed to Acorn Designs over the years.

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Butterflies Mini Journal

$6.50

The Orange Sulphur butterfly is found in almost any open space, especially over alfalfa fields and anywhere native or cultivated legumes grow. They occur over Though the Blue Copper butterfly is blue, it belongs to the Copper groups of butterflies, not the Blues. They are a frequent visitor to mountain canyons, sagelands, river valleys and…

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak Notecard

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Journal

$20.00$21.00

(Pheucticus ludovicianus) A lovely, boldly patterned bird in the cardinal family, the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak is unmistakable. With his conical beak, jet black head and wings and triangular bib of bright rosey-red, he is easy to identify. The female, on the other hand, is a bit harder to spot. Like many female songbirds, she is…

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak Notecard

$3.00$12.00

(Pheucticus ludovicianus) A lovely, boldly patterned bird in the cardinal family, the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak is unmistakable. With his conical beak, jet black head and wings and triangular bib of bright rosey-red, he is easy to identify. The female, on the other hand, is a bit harder to spot. Like many female songbirds, she is…

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