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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Did you know…
Greetings! Shayna &
Clancy at your service. Today it’s MY turn to pick the blog topic, so I chose
interesting facts about some of the animals featured in Gallery Giclées (mainly
so I could stump Clancy and feel superior). But we hope you’ll find these facts
Just like human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same coat pattern. And, did you know, giraffes require more than 75 pounds of food a day, mostly leaves. And just like humans, giraffes have only seven vertebrae in their necks! (But in giraffes each vertebra is up to 10 inches long.)
Unlike other animals, scientists found
that elephants have a greater sense of self-awareness and can recognize
themselves in a mirror. In one
study, an elephant named “Happy” repeatedly touched an ‘X’ painted on her
forehead while looking in the mirror, indicating that she knew she was seeing
her own reflection (and evidently approved of the make-up)!
Apes, such as gorillas and
chimpanzees, are closely related to humans with 98% of their DNA being
identical to Homo sapiens. They are also handy with tools, using sticks to retrieve insects and
leaves to soak up drinking water. (This is true, despite Clancy’s protest: “If
they’re so smart, where’s their tool belt?”)
Penguins have the amazing ability to dive 1,600 feet! They can remain
underwater for up to five minutes when hunting for fish. Their favorite food is
the lantern fish, but they also nosh on small fish, krill, squid and various
have only one partner for life. In fact, swans can die prematurely if they
suffer the loss of their partner. This is why they are often used as the symbol
of true love.
We hope you’ll stop in to see us as well as these and other
pieces. There’s a fascinating story for each of them. And don’t miss our huge clearance sale, now in progress.There are originals, signed and numbered
prints, giclées, posters and sculpture, with sale prices from only $25!
Items are MINT...we're just so crowded with inventory that we
cannot begin to show everything. If you are bargain hunting, this sale is for
you. The holidays will be here before you know it, so go to our home page and
click on the Clearance Sale.
This season’s wildfires are some of the worst
ever seen. In addition to the many homes that have been lost to the spreading
flames, countless animals have been injured and displaced. To date, the ASPCA
has rescued and sheltered more than 2500 animals in Northern California alone. When
a call goes out, an animal disaster response team assists local agencies in the
rescue and emergency sheltering of dogs, cats, birds and livestock. Just this
past Monday, police rushed in to rescue 60 dogs and cats from a shelter in
Vacaville, CA, that was directly in the path of the rapidly moving Nelson Fire.
Thankfully, everyone made it out in time, smoky, but safe. The rescued animals
are currently in foster care.
Animals rescued from the wildfires are
examined and treated by veterinarians. This life-saving work is made possible
by the donations of caring people. And
because these scared and injured animals can’t ask for your help, we’re doing
it for them.
founder of the Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation wrote, “A simple act of kindness and compassion towards a single
animal may not mean anything to all creatures, but will mean everything to
And on behalf of all of the animals helped by
your generosity, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your kindness!
ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE LIVED A MOST EXTRAORDINARY
Clancy & Shayna here.
At the end of a day spent greeting Gallery guests and begging
for treats, one of our favorite things to do is to pile on top of our folks’
bed and demand a bedtime story! Like most
kids, we love to imagine the kings and queens, enchanted castles, brave knights
and beautiful princesses of our favorite fairy tales. We get all caught up in
the magic of ‘once upon a time’ and picture ourselves surrounded by castle
turrets and fairy Godmothers.
Art does the same thing. Without words, it can pull you into
its magic, instantly capturing your imagination. And that’s what artist Scott
Gustafson does so well. His colorful, enchanting paintings of stories passed
down through the ages transport you to the land of long ago and far away.
Originally, Scott wanted to be an animator. Over the years
he accepted commissions as a freelance illustrator for Celestial Seasonings, Playboy, Saturday Evening Post, The Bradford Exchange and DreamWorks. But
Scott loved to tell stories with his art, eventually coming to the realization
that being an illustrator is “about the best job there is.”
In 2015, Scott Gustafson was recognized as being one of the
best illustrators there is. He won the Grand Master Award from Spectrum
Fantastic Art Live, an organization that celebrates and promotes fantastic art,
its creators and the creative community. And we are delighted to announce that
Gallery Giclées has just released four fabulous images by this celebrated
Each canvas is hand-signed by Scott Gustafson. His colorful
and imaginative artwork will enchant both the young and young at heart, making
it the perfect choice for a child’s room or the family room where everyone
(Now listen up: Our folks gave us special
permission to grant you a wish. If you order ANY of the four giclée canvases by
Scott Gustafson shown here by Midnight, August 15, 2018, you will save 10%! So
call or come in right away, and live happily ever after!)
Books illustrated by Scott Gustafson
The Night Before Christmas
Classic Storybook Fables
Classic Bedtime Stories
Classic Fairy Tales*
Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose
Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe
* Winner of the Chesley Award from the
Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists