Beavers to the Rescue!!!

I woke up last week to an orange sky and a heavy brown haze hanging over the city.  Smoke from a fire a few hundred miles away was pressing down on San Francisco.  For the second year in a row I dawned my dust mask every time I left the house and a coating of […]

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Be a Palm Tree

Last week a couple of American cities were wiped out from a giant hurricane.  The people in Florida are still in desperate need of help so please visit AmericanRedCross.org if you’d like to help. I watched Hurricane Michael on TV as it was coming to shore.  It pulled sheets of steel off of gymnasiums, uprooted […]

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San Francisco Gross Out #36

I took a walk early one morning in a nice neighborhood up the hill from mine.  Half way through, I came upon two crows eating a rat.  Of course I was totally grossed out but also worried because maybe the rat had been poisoned.

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Bride of Frankenstein

Two weeks before my wedding day  I went surfing at Montara Beach.  I came up under my board on my first wave and sliced my forehead open with my surfboard’s fin.   It didn’t feel bad but blood began pouring into my eyes.  I climbed back up the sandy path in between the cliffs and I […]

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Buddy

I used to take care of a lonely cockatoo named Buddy. His home was a greenhouse in the backyard of his owner’s  house that was rarely there.  I was supposed to clean his glass house and feed him when Tony, the owner,  was  out of town.  At first I was terrified of the big bird […]

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The Golden Years

  Fact:  Senior dogs are the best dogs.  They know the routine, how to communicate, how to act.  They’re polite, gentle, disciplined and calm.  It seems like they can read your mind, they’re always prepared for your every move. They don’t bound and spring through the world anymore, but who cares?  Neither do older humans.  […]

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A Civilized Bear

So it turns out that if you have a closed plastic bag of Hershey chocolate minis in a small compartment at the bottom of an 80 pound suitcase full of craft supplies locked in the camper shell of your truck in Tahoe, a bear will know.  Wandering by, late at night, he will smell chocolate, […]

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Hello Ladies!

I finally figured out this spring how to successfully launch a white fly eating brigade of ladybugs successfully into my garden.  Every year I used to try to use ladybugs to kill bugs but it was never effective.  Then a nice gal at my local hardware store gave me these tips and they worked!  Here […]

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How Many Pounds Is A Whale Poop?

Because my dog ReRe is an innovative go getter she made the decision early on that when she has to poop at the beach it’s best to wade knee deep into the ocean and let the waves immediately dissolve and wash away any evidence of it.  This makes people furious.  They like to lecture me […]

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So Jelly

Last week there was a break in the incessant wind and fog of spring on the coast.  The sun came out and the surf calmed down at my favorite beach.  It was a Tuesday so the beach was empty.  The dogs and I were the only ones that saw the big grey whale surface just […]

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Neosporin is Life!

                  ***I am not a doctor!  This is not medical advice, just my personal life experience!  Please just go to a doctor, thanks!*** ___________________________________________________________________________ I didn’t have health insurance for about twelve years.  During this time I tried to eat right, exercise and prayed I wouldn’t get into an accident.  I became really good […]

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The Swarm

Britt and I were enjoying one of the last warm days of fall, sitting in the water at Ocean Beach, waiting for a wave, when we saw it.  At first we thought it was a rogue local storm raining down in the water south of us.   But it was moving and reshaping itself unlike any […]

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A Joyful Rebellion

I recently witnessed the greatest moment of work rebellion ever.  You know when you’re at work and you’re like, “No one’s the boss of me.  You may have my physical body for the next 8 hours, but you can’t have my mind.”  ?  It was basically that sentiment  being acted out with a six wheel […]

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The Tidy Raccoon, Part 2: Urban Eco-System

I’ve had a dream of growing grass in my mud pit of a backyard ever since I got my big, glorious dog Jasmine.  Her two favorite things to do are relaxing and luxuriating and relaxing and luxuriating on grass.  So this September I dug out all the useless clay soil around my patio and replaced […]

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Nature’s Gonna Nature

I was waiting at a stop light one afternoon when a big hawk dropped out of the sky in front of my windshield.  He snatched a pigeon out of mid air and landed with it on the roof of a car next to me.  The light turned green and I drove away still watching the […]

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No Regerts

Sometimes I slip down the social media rabbit hole, swiping through one successful and amazing artist or designer after another.  I scroll through them all crying out, “Why them?  Why not me?  Why are they so lucky and successful and I’m not?” Then my honest self, my adult self, answers my question. “Well Sunde, maybe […]

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City of Pacifica: Stoking the Apocalypse Paranoia!

  An Open Letter:   Dear City of Pacifica, I was wondering if you could please not do an extra long and louder than usual emergency alarm test siren the day after the President threatens earth with nuclear war in a snarky tweet.   I have experienced your weekly emergency siren test many times over the […]

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Surfing For the Resistance

Surfing for the Resistance The night President Pussgrab McGrifter was voted into office I threw up my chicken sandwich and went for a long, panic stricken walk.  I cried for days and then became pissed off and outraged and wandered around talking to my TV and Twitter feed.  Then my outrage evolved into purpose and […]

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What’s My Sister Saill Up To? Frankie Hollywood Edition!

Well, as usual Saill’s been up to interesting stuff on her ranch like creating watering systems for her trees, watching cows and saving democracy with her voting research which you can see here: www.votesleuth.org. But the funnest thing she’s been up to is she adopted Frankie from the Petaluma Animal Shelter!  He is the cutest, […]

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Coloring Books! Collect them all!

We have a whole selection of kooky coloring books!  Our newest is Costumed Cats, A coloring collection of great cats in history!  Color in and read about great cats in history like Napoleon Bonacat, Jackie Robinscat, Harricat Tubman and many more. Color in nature and animals in our coloring book, From the Sea to the […]

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Chicken Conversations Painting #1!

I’ve been so into painting lately so I can get my ideas out quickly and have time to do my Sunde White Industries stuff.  After meeting my sister’s chickens, I just think they’re really funny and weird and cool painting subjects.  I’ve done two of these Chicken Conversations.  www.sundewhiteindustries.com #chickens #chickenart

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Sketch Paintings

I have a lot of ideas of I want to get out of my sketch book but I don’t always have a lot of time to do anything other than my greeting cards and coloring books which are much more detailed.  But last year I just felt like painting and I’m excited about it because […]

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What’s My Sister Saill Up to? #4:Cow Shaming!

Can a human please go to Petaluma and visit my sister?  At this very moment she is putting together cow shaming signs for each and every one of these cows, especially the black one, Bossy.  Feverishly constructing clear, grammatically correct sentences, on cardboard she recycled from a refrigerator box that she scavenged from the behind […]

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Jasmine the Pitbull Can’t Walk on Snow!

We’re back from Tahoe and Jasmine ( who has inspired quite a few of my cards with her cuteness)  is still sleeping this hike off.  Her big body and skinny little legs just aren’t a good fit for deep snow.  She got up to the top but the hike back down proved too much for […]

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Um…ya, that was a shark

www.www.sundewhiteindustries.com/ Our Bay Area summer is finally here.  Well, it was at the begining of the week.  90 degrees in the city!  So of course, for this rare occassion,  I gave myself a staycation and canceled all of my responsibilities from Monday to Wednesday and just surfed the whole time. The first spot I surfed […]

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Injured Sparrow in my Backyard

I found this sparrow in my backyard. It had been injured by a cat and was totally freaked out. I put it in a box and brought it to Wild Care in San Rafael. This place is so amazing. They’ll take any injured animal no matter how small or big. People should stop in there […]

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