Ruth Beattie on OpenSky!

OpenSky LogoI’m excited to announce that Ruth Beattie now has a virtual storefront on OpenSky, a cool new online marketplace for artisans.

Visit And please click on the heart shaped icon and show some love, or feel free to leave a comment!

I need your help spreading the word. Go to RuthBeattie on OpenSky and join this creative community of shoppers, merchants, and industry insiders.

(New members get a $10 credit and free updates when there are sales and special promotions.)

After you have followed me on OpenSky, please help me by sending this to everyone you know so they can follow my store and discover this amazing social shopping experience.

Thanks and I look forward to connecting on OpenSky!



Christmas Card

Four Parrotfish Illustration

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me–

four parrotfishInside artwork for twelve days of CHristmas card

three Key West hens, two manatees and a pelican in a palm tree.

Here’s the artwork I was talking about. All done in Adobe Illustrator base on some underwater photos I took snorkeling at Looe Key earlier this year.

Aside note

…and you question why I close the car windows when parked on a sunny day in the Florida Keys. You never know when the rain will come down, and when it does,  it pours – so much that you’ll get completely soaked just running out to your car, not to mention some very wet seats.