Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sex Bomb

Some people are just wonderful in this world. Evgeni Plushenko is one of them. If you can find it on YouTube, you  have to see his performance of Sex Bomb by Tom Jones!

(We had it linked here earlier, but it has become unavailable as an ongoing link. If we get it again, we will post it again.)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Announcing Roaring Swan

Wild Heart Designs is pleased to offer the digital photography of Roaring Swan.

Here is her "Perfect Rose."


Please write to for gallery or online purchase information.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Art Dogs

Art Dogs

Meet Gracie, my older Springer Spaniel.

Isn't she a sweetie?

She loves her soft beds. And rearranging her furniture.
(Hmmm. Decor
ator dog...)

Here is
another picture of Gracie, from when we first got her:

She was hiding behind the chair from Halloween costumes.
Springer Spaniels are VERY visually oriented and sensitive.
She DID NOT like ghosts and ghouls.
(Or Snowman sleds either.)

Gracie was adopted.

This is her adoption story:

Our doggy, Isabelle, had just died. We were so sad. I was in graduate school so I couldn't look after a puppy during the day just yet (we waited for Lilly) and we were looking for a magic dog, a grown dog to adopt.

I had been haunting the humane society, but every dog that I had a connection with had another connection going.

Then I had to go to New York City on business.

While I was there, I went to a private art gallery and opening party in the East Village. While other artists seem to carry their slides with them. I also carry pictures of my family and my dogs. I showed my pictures of my dear Isabelle to my friends around the table while we were eating Chinese hors d'oeuvres.

Just then, a couple came into the party with a very pretty black and white dog all dressed up for the party with a red kerchief around her neck.

I leaned over to the woman I was talking to and said, "Now there's a dog I would adopt on first sight, if only she were available."

A short while later, I made my way over to the man who had the dog on a leash. Turns out, he was trying to find a home for her. Turns out, he was a film set maker from Philadelphia who had just relocated to New York. Turns out, since I learned he was a film set maker from Philadelphia that he not only knew my sister-in-law (who helped make film sets in Philadelphia), but was her best friend. Turns out he had no idea I was married to her brother-in-law.

"You'll never guess what I got at an art opening," I told my husband on the telephone that night form the Gramercy Park Hotel.

And so, a few days later, home in Michigan, we drove to Ohio, half-way from New York and rendezvoused to pick up Gracie. She climbed into the back seat of our car and sat down in our daughter's lap and never looked back.

She came home and ate pizza in the basement with our daughter and told us to stay away, this was her own child, but then agreed that we were pretty cool too. Since we were her third home, I taught her to sing Hank Williams and some Blues. We are an expressive clan and it seemed fair enough, given her history of broken homes, and she had a lot to express. Turns out she had a flair for music and she has never quite been quiet since.

Have you ever heard of a more magical dog!

Our daughter was very sensitive to Gracie's adaptation to her new home. As well, she has always been quite innovative and artistic. So, shortly after Gracie came to live with us, she studiously sat down and created a portrait of her doggy.

When she finished it, she hung it over her kitchen doggy bed, right at doggy height.
(Now you know where Gracie gets her decorating flair.)

This is the work of art, the picture my daughter drew, A Portrait of Gracie:

Now, is that Cool Dog Art or what???

We think so.

Send us in your dog art and stories too.

We would love to hear and see!


Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Dog Clarification

This is Maggie May.
Isn't she cute, posing for the camera like this?
She is a FOF (friend of the family).
She concurs with Lilly on the below clarification.

Clarifying The Dog Days of Summer

OK, I realize, that, technically, the dog days of summer are defined by people as the middle of the summer, when it's too hot to do anything but lay about. However, Lilly has informed me that a dog's idea of their days of summer is more accurately described as when their peeps are out of school and/or feeling more frisky due to all the nice weather and activities available in the summer and so there is more romping time in the world, and our doggy buddies get to go on more fun outings. Woof!


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dog Days of Summer Are Here


I decided (with the help of my pooch, Lilly, a bona fide Border Collie) that, in the interim,
I would declare that the Dog Days of Summer have officially commenced.

So, in celebration, I hereby open the celebration with one of my favorite things:

Dancing Dog Videos!

Dog Dance:

(Happy Happy Days!)



Sunday, May 25, 2008

Time For New Blog Direction

This is my doggy, Lilly.
She is wondering where we are going to go?

In the past, this blog held the place of our company website.
But now it feels like the right time for the blog not to just talk about our prints and designs, but to shift a bit.
What will that look like???

I'm not sure.

But perhaps it will meander around as it considers the options.

It will still offer prints (any on this site are still buyable from this us or one of our galleries or online representatives), but perhaps also offer prints that appear here ahead or that are different from those offered on other sites.
It may still announce events or news.

But not just these things.

Maybe some days it will just wax poetic or silly or just pull up with a cup of tea and chat.

Contributions are welcome. And suggestions.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

"ApARTment" at The Contemporary Art Institute in Detroit

"ApARTment Exhibit" at the Contemporary Art Institute in Detroit

Curator and Contemporary Designer/Decorator, Oneita Porter
selected artists, crafstpeople, and furniture designers from submitted portfolios for this exciting project and exhibition.

We are so pleased to announce that "Sky Flowers" by Roberta Ann Busard,
(a print featured on our website )
was chosen from the invited artists for this exhibition.

Utilizing the work of diverse artists and craftspeople, Porter designed and decorated a three bedroom apartment that opened for exhibition on October 20, 2007 at the Whitdel Building for the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit and will continue to be open to the public through December 1, 2007.

The Whitdel Building is a $5.5 million project to create affordable housing for artists in Southeast Detroit.

Quoting Amber Hunt from her Detroit FreePress article last week:

"The building sits amid a hodgepodge of abandoned row homes mixed in with other, well-kept homes. "Artists bring the added value to a neighborhood," said
John VanCamp, president of Southwest Solutions, which is working with the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) to turn the 80-year-old building into a haven for the right-brained."

For the last 18 months, this whole building has been undergoing the process of being renewed and renovated to provide for affordable housing and studios in Detroit for Artists and Creative Professionals.

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
, which also plans to host a new gallery space, The LadyBug Gallery, on the premises, also held its inaugural opening on October 20th, but due to ongoing construction in that part of the building, thereafter closed temporarily, but is scheduled to reopen to the public on November 9, 2007.


The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, a leader in contemporary arts for local and regional artists as well as national and international talent, continues to be at the head of many very exciting programs and projects.
Its innovative exhibitions and art, music, dance, and community programs support artists and culture and help to reinvigorate neighborhoods and connectivity in Detroit and in the state of Michigan.
Especially at a time of turmoil in Michigan's economy, these programs stand out, contributing enormously to the health of the creative community in Detroit and its surrounding areas.

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit and many of its programs are spearheaded by the innovative Aaron Timlin, CAID's talented and visionary Executive Director.

Check in with us as we hope to have pictures from the exhibition on display here in the near future as well as more details on other participating artists.

("Sky Flowers" archival print by Roberta Ann Busard above)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wild Heart Designs, LLC Fine Art Prints

Wild Heart Designs, LLC is pleased to announces new content!

We are now offering twenty-four pages of information and numerous fine art prints with more on the way.

Our fine art archival print lines are now enjoying more online presences with more to appear in the future!

This is very exciting for us. We have been asked to create this for some time and have had to learn gobs of techno-web stuff to get to this point, and have miles to go, but we are thrilled to be out there.

Please take a look at some of our hosts.

Wild Heart Designs, LLC

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Fairy Heart

Today, there is a new addition
to the "Heart Series" Prints:
"Fairy Heart"
Roberta Ann Busard
6 x 4-1/4" print size
printed with archival inks on 8-1/2x 11" archival paper.

Please write to for gallery or online purchase information.

Monday, October 09, 2006

"Magic Happens! Prepare for the Fairies!"

"Magic Happens! Prepare for the Fairies!"

Autumn is a time of shapeshifting! The seasons come out and dance. Stickwoman reveals herself from behind the trees and dances beneath the full moon. There is magic in the chill of the forest,
its floor swirling, its spaces filled with the dartings, back and forth, of leaves gone loose from their structures. A very good time to tell a tale of myth and wildness and stir the imagination!

And where you come across the autumn flowers in the forest bed, or in the garden you thought had gone to seed, the ones you thought were all gone to sleep, that miraculously are still alive and vibrant in this autumn dance, you can be certain that there have been fairies there, with their magic wands, blessing the flowers that they might dance with the fairies and the stars and the swirling leaves too, under the silvery moonlight where pumpkins grow bright!

"Fairy Blessing Flower"
7-1/8 x 8-1/2" Archival Print on 8-1/2 x 11" White Archival Matte Paper
by Roberta Ann Busard

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Magician"

"The Magician"
Roberta Ann Busard

Archival Print
4-1/2 x 7"
on 8-1/2 x 11" Archival White Matte Paper

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awarenesss Month!

Photograph of Our Friends To Women Everywhere!!!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Update On 3-Day Breast Cancer Benefit Drive

"Update on 3-Day Breast Cancer Benefit Drive"

We just learned that the opportunity to keep donating to the 3-Day Walk to Find a Cure for Breast Cancer and Susan Lashley's efforts will continue accepting donations for 90 days beyond
the walk.

So we are pleased to announce that we are extending our commitment to dedicating the four "Flowers Series" prints (posted earlier) to help in this cause and will continue to donate 40% of any sales of these four prints to this Important Benefit through that 90 day period, through December 31, 2006.

Thank You All for joining Susan and us in this Important Cause towards Finding A Cure To Breast Cancer!

And on that note, we are now out the door on our way to see Dr. John at the 2006 Detroit Jazz Festival where music is free and you will find us dancing in the street!!!

Happy Labor Day To All!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Prints to Benefit Breast Cancer Walk

"Prints for Susan Lashley's 3 Day Walk For a Breast Cancer Cure in Chicago"

Dear Friends of Wild Heart Designs, LLC Blog:

We recently had an appeal for support for a very wonderful and important cause, the fundraising for finding a cure for breast cancer. An amazing friend of ours, Susan Lashley,
is preparing to walk 60 miles in 3 days, raising money and walking for a cure to Breast Cancer in the Breast Cancer Walk in Chicago next month -September 2006.

We think this is so important.

Therefore, our business decision was to put forward the following support for Susan and this worthy cause:

OK, here is what we are offering:

For the next 30 days, until September 6th, anyone who buys one of the "Flowers" Series (there are 4 "up" so far) off of the Wild Heart Designs, LLC Blog (40% of the sales price) per print, towards this cause and campaign.

This offer is only available here. Unfortunately, we can't offer it off of other sites where we are partners, but we can offer it here by directly writing us at where we can send you a direct paypal invoice or make other arrangements.

Oh, yes, and the "Three Hearts" print is, in part, dedicated for Children's Charities, if you buy it. That print is already committed.
(However, if anyone buys all four Flowers from the "Flowers" Series that are currently up, the "Three Hearts" print is still their bonus Thank You gift.)

Anyway, just in case someone in the link or loop might be interested in one or more of the "Flowers" prints, we will put 40% of any of our blog sales of those prints into this important
fundraising campaign over the next month.

At Wild Heart Designs, LLC, our special and favorite charities are Children's Charities.
But there are MANY important and wonderful charities. And children are deeply affected when their Moms get breast cancer. We all have to join together for good, for life, for health, for our loved ones.

So here is our part.
We hope it helps.
We hope you will help too!
Love and Light!

Please write to for gallery or online purchase information.---

FYI: The following is from one of the letters we received from Susan, who is our lifelong friend, whose efforts we are supporting in this offer:

In a message dated 8/2/06 3:11:26 PM, Susan L. writes:

First off, if you haven't heard from me in a while, please accept my apology for this 'group' e mail... but once you read this, maybe you'll get an idea of what's been keeping me so darn busy... among other things of course.

I am getting into the last phase of preparation for walking 60 miles in the breast cancer 3-day walk in Chicago Sept. 8-10. It's been fun and very challenging to 'train' for this and get myself ready mentally and physically.

Now, my challenge is to reach my fundraising goal so I can complete my 'check in' before the walk begins. That means that I am required to have the minimum level (total $2200) in soon, before the walk even begins, or else I will have to come up with the remaining balance myself. As I write this, I'm just over halfway to my goal, and that would mean I'd be putting in about $1000 of my own money. I'm already into this for the cost of shoes (2 pairs of good ones, not a small investment these days!!) and plane flights and hotels and etc. So I'm asking you to take a few minutes out of YOUR busy day, to visit my fundraising page (the link is below) and read my latest update, and do what you can. I know it's a lot to ask.

I will be planning a fundraising dinner here locally in August to do the last 'push', but if you are out of the area maybe a visit to a website is a better possibility for you .

Of course if you want to send an encouraging e mail to me, so I can print it up and take it along, please do so. The donation is for research and will benefit many people, but your thoughts will mean a lot more to me personally....

If this link doesn't work with your browser, you can go to and find the link for making a donation. It will prompt you to find the person, I believe, and you would type my name in (use Susan Lashley) and then you have to choose my name from the list of one, in order to get to my donations page.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Hopefully you are doing well and keeping healthy! Of course I would love to hear from you.........


Friday, July 28, 2006

"Flowers" Series / "Imagining Flowers" #23 "Petal"

"Flowers" Series / "Imagining Flowers" #23 "Petal"
by Roberta Ann Busard

Limited Edition, Signed, Numbered Archival Print

6.875 x 7"

Please write to for gallery or online purchase information.

"Flowers" Series / "Imagining Flowers"
#25 "Yellow Orchids in an Orange Bowl"
by Roberta Ann Busard

Limited Edition, Signed, Numbered Archival Print

6.875 x 7"

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

"Flowers" Series / "Imagining Flowers"
#24 "Blue Tipped Vase"
by Roberta Ann Busard

Archival Limited Edition, Signed, Numbered Print

6.875 x 7"

Please write to for gallery or online purchase information.

"Flowers" Series / "Imagining Flowers"
#27 "Red Star in a Purple Vase"
by Roberta Ann Busard

Archival Limited Edition, Signed, Numbered Print

6.875 x 7"

Please write to for gallery or online purchase information.

"Three Hearts" by Roberta Ann Busard is also available as a ready to give gift, complete with museum matting and framed in a simple and elegantly modern distressed silver frame.

Please write to for gallery or online purchase information.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Wild Heart Designs, LLC and Our One Thousand Hearts Project

Wild Heart Designs, LLC is a Fine Art Print and Design Company.
We Create and Produce Beautiful Prints and Designs, including many one-of-a-kind Original Designs and Fine Art Editions.

"Three Hearts" by Roberta Ann Busard
Print Size 5 x 4"
Signed, Numbered Archival Limited Edition
Printed using Archival Inks on White Archival Matte Paper

Please write to for gallery or online purchase information.

"Three Hearts" is from the "Heart Series" Collection by Roberta Ann Busard.

"Three Hearts" and our "One Thousand Hearts Project"
were created at the start of our new Company so that we began by leading with our Hearts.
It is one way we hope to acknowledge the Connections between all of us.

"Three Hearts" is available at this time, as a Special Thank you and Acknowledgement to our Friends, Supporters, and to Collectors who have purchased sets of our prints. Please e-mail or write us if you are a recent collector of a set of our prints so that we can send you the details of this special offer.
In addition, all direct purchases of this print will have a percentage of the sales price designated to one of our selected Children's' Charities.

We are a Company Committed to Leading with Great Design, To Valuing Our Customers, Our Business Partners, Associates, and Friends and to Connecting in the World with Good, with Gratitude, and with Win-Win Policies.

Thank You for Doing Business with Us!

Wild Heart Designs, LLC