THE 2023 Bird Calendar is Here!

Square modern Note Card
High-fidelity images practically leap off the card's front. Get better acquainted with each bird through the written descriptions on the card's back. Velvety smooth heavy-weight card stock feels as good as the birds look. Includes premium, self-sealing envelope with a custom Siesta Key oval seal. Uncommon square format is sure to get noticed!

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Siesta Key Notes  feature my portraits of the coastal birds who frequent Siesta Key and Sarasota County (Florida) just going about their daily lives in paradise. My camera and I endeavor to show these seemingly ubiquitous birds in a new light for both visitors and residents to enjoy.

Siesta Key Notes are available in two distinctive styles: Handmade note card and Square Modern note card. Both note card styles put Siesta Key's "cele-BIRD-ties" in your hands not only with engaging imagery but also with engaging stories about each bird with carefully-researched facts.

In early 2020, my bird photos and written descriptions earned their own column entitled "TWEET LIFE" in the Siesta Sand newspaper published by 27th State Media LLC for Siesta Key's vibrant community of residents and visitors.

READ the TWEET LIFE column online! Visit the Siesta Sand home page at then navigate to  LIVING > ANIMALS > BIRDS.

We will neither share nor sell your information to anyone for any reason.

Metal Birds are an exciting new way to exhibit your favorite Siesta Key birds in your home or office. This unique art object combines the elegant substance of aluminum with the warm, natural appeal of fine hardwood for a dramatic presentation of the subject matter.

Metal Birds are photographic images infused into, not on, the surface of high-quality aluminum panels. Through a sublimation process using high heat and pressure, the image permeates the specially-coated aluminum panel. The result is a degree of eye-catching vibrance and definition that paper photographs cannot achieve. Quite simply, the image just pops. Since a rigid aluminum print doesn't need a frame, a Metal Bird can literally stand on its own—with the help of its uniquely handcrafted hardwood stand, of course!

The hardwood stands include Walnut, Dark Cherry, Natural Cherry, Natural Oak, and Pickled Oak. I pair each bird with a particular hardwood as part of the creative process that began begins with the photography and extends through the woodworking process.

This original calendar may be purchased from the artist's Etsy site: SiestaKeyNotes or at an upcoming craft fair or farmers market in northeastern Illinois.​ Use the contact form at the bottom of this page to send any inquiries.

The stand's natural wood grain harmonizes with the natural setting of the photos while juxtaposed against the man-made aluminum substrate. This study in contrasting materials and ideas creates a balance and tension that imbues this artwork with a soulful quality as calm and free as the birds themselves!

Each Metal Bird panel is signed on the back by the artist for authenticity. Care instructions are also included to help those who are new to Metal Birds maximize their enjoyment and longevity of the artwork. Information about the bird subject is included with each Metal Bird.

For a limited time, a custom microfiber cloth will be included with each Metal Bird as a safe way to remove dust, per the care instructions.

Using the form below, inquire about how and where to buy METAL BIRDS!

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•  All panels are 5x7 inches

• 25+ Metal Birds available

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​​Handmade Note Card

Photographic print easily lifts off the card's front, ready for frame or vacation scrapbook. A unique souvenir of the natural beauty found on Siesta Key and surrounding Sarasota County! Archival print with long-lasting UV coating. Handmade card has a writing paper insert, matching Kraft envelope, and a custom Siesta Key oval seal. Each card features bird description on the back!


Siesta Key Notes are available in these fine stores:

ARTISAN'S on St. Armands Key

301 John Ringling Blvd

Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 388-0082


6635 Midnight Pass Road (Crescent Plaza Shopping)

Siesta Key, FL 34242

(941) 260-8905​​

Check back again soon for new locations!