Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Animal Wednesday: From my new roost

I finally uncovered a scant few art supplies so I could paint a quick 'something' and get back in the loop. This was painted in minutes in a dark room, but hey, I tried!

I've been in the new house in Rhode Island for a week and a half now. Right down the street on the same side of the road is one of my favorite places, One Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington. It's a river with marshes and a zillion birds. Okay, not quite a zillion but I'm awakened each morning by the most beautiful variety of sounds including loud, baritone bullfrogs. I was thrilled to see the posts put up for the Ospreys to nest on. Cape Cod started that years ago to get the Osprey population back up. So now I have them in my back yard. I'm grateful for that. (Mim, you'd love to kayak there.)

I'm trying to re-adjust to the climate and humidity and the awful mosquitoes who are eating me alive! Other than that, the house is coming along nicely, the animals are finally adjusting and it's good to be so close to family and friends, new and old. Well, I guess I'm officially back. That feels good too because I've missed being a part of things here. Thanks for waiting! xoxo


  1. So happy for you Lolo...the enviorns sound terrific except for the humidity, heat, and misquitos.
    Glad there is much more to be glad about than not. Family and friends are the most important.

    I guess one knows one is a true artist when they can produce art such as this in a dark room after being bitten alive by varmits. A terrific bird to say the very least.

  2. Ha, are you sure you're not in Wisconsin? That is the kind of climate we have.

    Your surroundings sound really delightful and, oh gosh, it is SO WONDERFUL to have you back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  3. A perfect start to the east coast art chapter of your life! Spreading your artistic wings once again must feel soooooo good! Glad to see you flying! :)

  4. WOO HOO!

    you did this in a dark room and a quick moment?

    i could only wish this talent for myself: not in my wildest dreams.

    you are the best!

  5. Painted in minutes in a dark room? Wow, I bet you can paint blindfolded as well......
    It is gorgeous! Good to see you back in every way. I have missed your inspiring paintings now they are back!
    Glad you are settling in and the animals as well!
    Mosquitos are a pest! Yakkie, is that a period or all year long?
    The weather here was beautiful after all, but it is just a short stop.....just some shopping and now i ordered some pizza and will try to sleep a few hours before I fly back.

    Happy Animal Wednesday dear!!!
    big hug!!!


  6. I have a friend who lives in barrington. nice to be near that nature area. Glad you are settling in and reconnecting with old friends. I love those Osprey posts too.

  7. bet you could paint blindfolded, in a dark room under a bed, or in a closet. sooo great to see you and HAW pal,nice the animlas are startig to settle, that will settle you too.hugs and wfs too. spit, or vicks, or urine on the mossie bites...usually does the trick in africa.

  8. Your art is beautiful, and you whipped this up in a matter of moments???Girl! You are talented!

  9. So glad to hear you are happy to be back. Sad to leave a place you love but nice to have family close too. Your area sounds wonderful. except for the misquitos. I love your art work and this is no exception dark room or not... It's wonderful.

  10. It is great to hear how nicely everyone is settling in up there. Your work with scant supplies in a dark room is amazing...I should try working in the dark, might improve me! I'm not surprised the mosquitos eat you are sooooooo sweet!!!

  11. What a great sketch, in the dark?? I love its eye. It looks like it is watching for one of those big bullfrogs for a snack. HAW and welcome back. It sounds like you are settling in nice. The mosquitos are your biggest fan. tee hee...

  12. HAW to you Lolo - this is just wonderful. I'm going to look up that DH into a longer trip and come visit.
    Mosquitos - I keep telling myself that they exist to feed birds. Otherwise what good are they to anyone and this year they are voracious and HUGE! Like divebombers coming at you.

  13. I'm so glad you are back here too!

  14. oh what a sweet post and it was nice to read this and hear how you are doing! The picture is beautiful and amazing and I am glad you feel happy :)

  15. What a wonderful journey.... and you've just begun!
    We are the lucky ones... to be able to peek over your shoulder.
    Bravo Lolo!

  16. Wow! The things you pull off, artistically, under less than perfect conditions. Magnifico! I'm glad to hear that you are adjusting and that you have so much wildlife, beautiful (and pesky) and that so many loved ones are near. It's going to be a great adventure!