Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's Birthday Time!

From one Princess to another!

Have a super birthday, dear LS :)

Love, Lo, Bri, Princess Bliss and Emma♥

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Animal Wednesday: Mystery Box

Well what do you think is in this big box that came from Robin?

The lilac tissue is SO her :)

WOW!!! Look at the size of this guy! He's tired after flying all the way from San Francisco.
Well, he sort of flew :)

Emma took off like a shot and hid under the pillow!

It could be that she remembers the story about her daddy (Brian) getting attacked by ravens in Bodega Bay at the same place where "The Birds" was filmed. See the schoolhouse? She just KNOWS Alfred Hitchcock sent this damn bird!

It's true, they showed no mercy.

Bliss is a lot tougher than Emma, believe it or not.
Here she is checking him out near one of her beds.

There'd better not be bird poop in there, hairy guy!

Nope. Good thing for you! I'll be watching you though.

But I love him and he apparantly loves our Rhode Island Red Rooster.
Aww, he'll find a place in Em's heart soon. And Bliss will lighten up too.

Meanwhile, guess what I named him?


He's a bit more hairy looking than feathery, probably because he's still young and downish.

Hairy CAWnick Jr. !!

Happy Animal Wednesday, my dear friends.

Thank you Robin! I love him. Can I keep him, huh, can I?


Monday, October 24, 2011

Illustration Friday: Fuel


Hey, I didn't want to be a poop and not participate this week :)

And yes, those are HOT AIR balloons on the cow.

Happy Weekend everyone!


For other illustration Friday entries, click here.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Illustration Friday: Scattered

Scattered leaves like confetti on the shallow pond.
The Koi feel celebrated by Autumn.  

acrylic paint, colored pencils and patterned paper, 10 minutes

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Animal Wednesday: Chick with attitude!

This is one of the resident chickens at Coggeshall Farm when Robin visited.
She came out to greet us....

...turned and stepped through the gate when I got too close,

And then told me to go home! hahahaha!
Could she have been more clear?

And I thought I'd throw this is seeing as I haven't posted much art lately.
I painted this chicken a few years back and sold it in California.
It's one of my best selling notecards on Etsy.
Happy Animal Wednesday, my friends!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Sunday Snippet

Today my leg felt good enough to take myself on a walk.
Mother Nature is giving us little hints of what's to come.
Personally, I can't wait for the full spectrum glow!
Back to work tomorrow, slowly but surely.

Happy Sunday, my friends.♥

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Animal Wednesday with Robin

What a wonderful week Robin and I spent together getting to know one another in person. She was a delightful guest! I just took her to the airport where she'll be getting back to her life in San Francisco. Just like when Marianne left, I miss her already.

Here I am photographing her photographing a seagull!
She was fascinated by everything here, even the ordinary.
This photo was taken at Colt State Park in Bristol.

We strolled through the gardens and arboretum at Blithewold and I discovered a pond which I had never seen before. It was fun sharing something new with her.
These koi were coy! They just wanted to stay beneath the surface although the sun was calling them.

We had a wonderful lunch here in Newport.
Most of the shops have water and treats for doggies that pass by!

Lions and griffons on my favorite planter at Blithewold.

And this sweet little Viceroy we saw on the Cliff Walk.

And here's the gang at Coggeshall Farm. One burro, one horse, and an entire family of heirloom cattle. They are massive and gorgeous!

Lilac Robin is scouting for more wildlife.

Looking for shells...

The adventurer!

Marco!!! Polo!!!!! Marco??? Lolo????

And so she continues to sleuth along the water's edge.
I'm told she loves it here.
I'm sure she'll be back ;)


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Illustration Friday: Hibernate

Whenever possible, hibernate with your best friend :)

A little something from the archives until I find time to make new art.

Happy Autumn!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Missing Suki

Yesterday was a disappointment as we had to make a decision whether to drive in pouring rain for 4 hours to see Suki or to stay home.
For safety and sanity's sake we chose not to drive.
All three of us were sad, but even Suki agreed that she would not have made the drive if she were coming to us.

Later that evening the storm clouds parted.
Robin and I took Emma for a walk down the street to Cove Haven Marina.

The  post storm clouds with the glow of the afternoon light were magical.

This is my neighborhood. I wish I had a house on the water like this but at least it's right down the street.
Doesn't this look like a jigsaw puzzle?
Suki, you were with us as we took these photos and walked along the shore.
Next time, my friend.
Rhode Island is calling you.
Lo and Robin