Saturday, February 26, 2011

Illustration Friday: Swarm

The moment Harry takes a seat on the park bench, his favorite flock of pigeons swarm around him. They love the seed he always tucks away in his jacket pockets, but more than that they love his kindness.
Harry is very grateful for the pleasure of their company, especially since losing his wife of fifty-eight years. He's quite convinced the one that sits on his knee is his wife's way of letting him know she's nearby. Harry can often be heard cooing back to her.

I tried for a very loose and soft touch today...for Harry♥

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Illustration Friday: Layer

After a seemingly endless dark day, the heavy layer of storm clouds were beginning to drift away.
Happily reunited, mother and baby basked in the glowing promise of a new day.

For Illustration Friday: layer
acrylic on canvas 6"x12"

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love Nesting

I got myself into a bit of a commercial mode this afternoon by taking off on a thought I had a couple of weeks ago. Somehow that thought went right out of my head until I recaptured it today. I thought I'd better sieze the moment!

I call these little paintings "love nests" because the 2 eggs look like a heart. No really, they do. Don't you see it?

It's like making images out of clouds. Well, sort of.

Or that magical moment when you're in the middle of nature and you spot a heart in a tree or a rock! Too bad no one is there to witness it. But that's when you take a picture of it and bring it home, perhaps post it on your blog ;)

Anyway, I've been a bit absent. A bit spotty. A tad preoccupied.
I think I needed these little love nests today.

I hope you like them.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Animal Wednesday: Groundhog Flies Home

For the first time I thought I'd try that random number picker generator thing. I love it! No writing out all the names and cutting up papers. Easy-peasy-breezy!

ooooh, I'm on the edge of my burrow!

Maybe I can live in Felix's room!

Thank you all for entering. I'll have a spring giveaway in April.

Happy Animal Wednesday!


Saturday, February 05, 2011

Koi Soup

As I was cleaning up after dinner tonight I couldn't resist one more sweet, broth-soaked baby carrot. As I was reaching in for my third, I stopped myself when the vision of a koi pond came into focus.

Hallucinations can occur when one over-indulges, even on healthy stuff!

Damn. This is one good soup.

(KJ, Marianne and bean comments!)

Friday, February 04, 2011

Illustration Friday: Reverse

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium they have this amazing overhead exhibit of sardines circling your head. It's like one continuous silver streak that shimmers and moves.
There's always a rebel fish trying to go the other way. That might have been me at one time, perhaps in the seventies ( or eighties or nineties!)
But sometimes we just have to put on the brakes.  Put that puppy in reverse and see what happens. Did the world stop?
Um, no. I really didn't think it would. Not for me anyway.
Here's my worldly advice for what it's worth.
Be true to yourself.
Dream your dreams.
Swim, swim, swim!
Even if it seems the other guys are going against you, stay true to you. 

How can you lose?


Look at the date on this sketch! Done in my very first Moleskine, 2007, for Illustration Friday's word: backwards.
Seems to work for reverse as well, no?

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Animal Wednesday: Groundhog Day Giveaway

Well, what did you THINK I'd be giving away?
I just painted this little 4"x4" canvas specifically for this reason.
If you want to open your heart and home to this little "non-destructive" groundhog, leave a comment and I will draw the winner's name and announce it next Animal Wednesday, the 9th.
The canvas is really a soft green, not grey. 

Happy Groundhog Day and Animal Wednesday!!