Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Animal Wednesday: Sumo Wrestler

Lately our cat Bliss has been wanting to cuddle up with our dog, Emma.
Not long ago Bliss went into attack mode when we first moved back to Rhode Island. Bliss wasn't well and she took it out on the dog. Emma won't soon forget that!
So when Bliss wants to cuddle, Emma gets up and slithers away.  
Not so yesterday. I was at the computer and heard a low moan come from Emma. My first reaction was 'she's having a seizure' because she has epilepsy. (We call it Emma-lepsy)
Anyway, I turned around to see Bliss pinning down Emma like a Sumo wrestler! Bliss is twice Emma's size and weight.
Bliss was determined to get that damn dog to cuddle!
Emma extricated herself after I snapped this picture:)

Happy Animal Wednesday!
Now go cuddle!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blooming Tuesday: meditation

Exactly a year ago I decided to try painting mandalas. This was my first one and I had such a pleasant time getting lost in it. The original is quite tiny (and missing at the moment!) It must still be packed away.
This past weekend I planted my nasturtium seeds in their starter pots hoping for blooms like these. When/if they bloom I'll share the pictures on another Blooming Tuesday.
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Six Word Saturday # 11

Weathered and aged
beauty remains.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thankful Thursday : Earth Day 2010

"I have come to terms with the future. From this day onward I will walk easy on the earth. Plant trees. Kill no living things. Live in harmony with all creatures. I will restore the earth where I am. Use no more of its resources than I need. And listen, listen to what it is telling me. "- M. J. Slim Hooey

Happy Day, Mother Earth!
I promise to keep trying to do my part.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Blues

I thought it would be fun to see my blue ABC/ATC's so far.
I'm having such a blast with this series trying to keep them all in shades of blue!
This week's "N" will have to go in the next batch.
Click here to see the blog and the cards by the other ladies. 
This post counts for Blooming Tuesday and Animal Wednesday!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Six Word Saturday # 10

Follow me

to see

the daffodils!

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Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum is having their annual Daffodil Days event this weekend. I took myself there Thursday before the crowds. Just me and nature and it was grand! And to top it off, the gift shop took two of my "rejected" paintings ;)
Life is good!

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Thankful Thursday: Smatterings

This week I'm starting with gratitude at home. My landlord asked if I had any use for this counter. I knew right away it would be perfect for the studio so I could have a place to sit with friends and draw or paint. I recently bought comfy stools in chili-pepper red (not shown here) and they give the studio a little pizzaz! Come on over!
Here's the view from the dining room doorway.
I have to tell you I'm in the studio all the time. I just love it and feel very lucky to have stumbled upon this place after the first fiasco we lived in. Things happen for a reason!
This is my memory board where I keep treasures from all of you. I have to constantly change it because I can't fit everything on it!
Right now it has things from the following friends: Soulbrush, Renee, Marianne, KJ, Mim, Teri C, Debra Kay, and Lynn. Can you find your art? (click to enlarge)
Beieve me, all of you who have ever given me anything has been represented here and will be again. Thanks so much!
Many of you recognize this beauty by Marianne! She sent it to me recently with my amazing letter "P" from our abc/atc swap. I can't show it yet because it's not time. Besides, I don't usually show things from the other blogs I participate in on this blog. 
I probably should because not everyone goes to the other places.
Thank you Marianne! You know I love this dragonfly in my colors ;) ♥ 
I was lucky to get a popsicle stick bookmark from Teri C! She even put crows on it. And she also sent me this cute puppy! I love his wonky ears! Thanks Teri! I love them. ♥
 And finally, Miss KJ sent this Easter raven to me from Babs etsy shop! It was a real surprise! It hangs from my paper storage cabinet which is right where I can see it all the time. Thanks KJ! You're always so thoughtful and generous! ♥

One last note, I entered 3 paintings in a local art guild show which I recently became a member of. Not one of them was accepted! Funny, they raved about my work when I posted it on their site, but for some reason none of them were selected.
That doesn't make me feel too welcome. Still, I'll continue to paint in this wonderful studio and have my own damn shows! ;)
Today I'll pick up my rejected works and hold my head high and thank them for their consideration. It's a tight knit group there. I'm sure no one knew my name and that was that. As long as I know who I am, that's what matters ♥

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Animal Wednesday: Nesting

I went looking through my archives to see if I had an appropriate image to use for today.
I did this painting five years ago when I rented a musty old room in someone's house as my first studio. I wanted to paint a nest, but then I thought about a little sparrow bringing an 'offering' to my painting because he thought the nest was real! Talk about self-flattery!
Anyway, five years later I see a lot wrong with the painting. Still, someone in Southern California is enjoying it as part of their bird art collection.
Apologies to those of you who may have already seen this. I haven't had a whole lot of time to do new stuff lately. I'm working on changing that though ;)
Happy Animal and nesting Wednesday!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Illustration Friday: Dip

Snake dip anyone?
I love symbiotic relationships.
A little weekend whimsy to wish you a happy spring

Six Word Saturday # 9 Easter Humor

Time to
take down
the tree!

Easter Blessings to all. For more Six Words, run over to Cate's place here!