Thursday, September 23, 2010

...and have a little more Love

Love 12, 4x5, 9/8/10

Love 13, 4x5, 9/8/10

Love 14, 4x5, 9/8/10

I've been continuing on with the Love series. I enjoy doing these little paintings and hope they bring a little Love into your day!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Parasol Mushrooms

These mushrooms remind me of a group of people out on a hot day under their parasols (similar to an umbrella, but with a bit more panache) taking a bit of a stroll.

Brookside Artzz 2010

Here is our booth at the Brookside Artzz festival. I thought you may like to see what I've been working on that took up so much of my time and attention. It was a hot, hot day but Peanut and I had a lot of fun being together and hanging out and selling our wares. We have one more show coming up in two weekends, so I am focusing somewhat on that show (ie. realized I didn't have enough hangers to hang my pictures with, need more binder clips to clip on the title/price tags, need to paint to replace the two paintings I sold, etc.). We are looking forward to our second show, but really hope it is a little bit cooler!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hawk Sitting on my House (with breakfast)

We were pulling out of our garage to go for our walk and I looked up at our roof and saw this hawk sitting there on our roof with something furry and lumpish by his feet that I thought may be his breakfast. (Yes, this is as good as my zoom gets.) I just really hoped that he took breakfast with him when he left because I couldn't imagine having it roll off my roof and be sitting in my driveway or worse, on my back patio, or the absolute worst would be having to go up after it. I was relieved when we came home and there was no sign of any remains.

Bird Nest

We found this cute little empty nest on the ground (not near any trees) and I really wanted to pick it up and bring it home with me. I resisted the impulse (but it would have looked great in the wreath on my door...). I did pick it up and examine it and I was so impressed with the mama bird who made it. It was very lightweight, but so durable and looked so soft and comfy. Just the time and effort alone that goes into it makes it impressive. I'm just amazed by nature and by God who made it all and took care of all the minute details. Amazing.

Tomorrow is our first fall show (of two). We've been working hard to get ready for it (although I spent the afternoon lounging in my little pool and now have to finish packing my paintings tonight). I've still been taking pictures, but just now got to the point of downloading some of them because I had to make sure the pictures I took of my new paintings turned out well enough to put in my portfolio. (They did.) My posts may be sporadic for the next few weeks as our second show is Oct. 2nd. How hard I'll have to work on new things depends a lot on how much sells tomorrow. Here's to hoping we'll have to work hard to fill back up! All that to say I'm still here, but have a few other things on my plate for the next few weeks.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth

For those of you wondering, no, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I spent a wonderful Labor Day weekend at home with family. Before we left, it was a flurry of packing and cleaning and making cards, etc. for the boxes Mom has at home. Now that I'm back, it's a flurry of cleaning and painting and making things for our booth at a local art show next Saturday. I have lots of pictures I need to post and I hope to get to it. However in the meantime, I wanted you to know I'm still here!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Typical Mushroom

This one kind of looks like what you'd think most mushrooms would look like--small, white, mushroomy in shape. I like that I caught the dew in the grass and the sharp edges of the mushroom. This one kind of looks like I intruded on a private moment as well, like I was stalking it through the grasses. Well, yes, I was.

The locust has come and gone

I just really find these "shells" interesting. The one I showed you a couple of years ago had two of them side by side on a tree. This little fellow was by himself on a steel post. There's just something fascinating about it, especially how he could work himself out of it through that small slit up the back while leaving the whole "shell" intact. Fascinating.

We've got cranes

We've got these lovely cranes that live around the river (yes, this is the extent of my zoom--he's just out there to the left of the "post"). They are really quite beautiful and graceful. I enjoy seeing them flying around.