Monday, November 29, 2010


I realize how much I need to be practicing. These poor little girls have been drawn in my sketchbook.
The poor little dears. Their eyes are whopperjawed. I have a terrible time making eyes look right. 
I will just keep practicing.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Cedar Waxwing & OSI-Echoes

Happy Animal Wedensday to all my AW friends. I so enjoy seeing the Cedar Waxwings in the Hawthorn Trees eating the berries this time of year. It won't be long and they will have eaten them all.

On a cold gray day
Hawthorn tree, squeals of delight
Waxwings share berries

I was inspired by the Cedar Waxwings calling the entire time they were feasting on berries. OSI had Echoes as the prompt last week. I am still behind due to Thanksgiving preparations. Lets face it. I always have an excuse. ;)  I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

I am going to get a head start on thanksgiving by thanking Sherry for letting me paint the beautiful photographs she takes. This painting was of cedar waxwings in her garden eating dogwood berries so those of you who think these berries looked odd for hawthorn berries, you were right, they aren't hawthorn berries. 

Blooming Tuesday - Casa

It is that time of year. The Casa is put away. Not many/any blooms in the garden. I will just have to dream the winter away awaiting time to have some lovely blooms to post. I miss the Casa already. There is a big hole in the garden where it usually sits.  Happy Blooming Tuesday anyway.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Colts vs Bengals

This page in my sketch book will give you an idea what I do most Sunday afternoons. HAW to all.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

OSI - Pause

I don't know why I am unable to keep up with blogging lately. Maybe it is because I enjoy this cooler weather.  I have been busy in the garden. Lots of leaf raking.
Here is my response to the prompt of "pause" at One Single Impression.

Autum colors time
Indian Summer gives pause to
A rusty palette

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Broad-Headed Bug

After a couple of heavy frosts I was surprised to find a Broad-headed bug still out and about. It appeard to be having a bit of breakfast on the fern frond. HAW to all.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thank You Soulbrush

I want to thank Soulbrush for doing an ATC trade with me. I just love her work and miss her terribly since she has taken a hiatus from blogging. She is busy getting ready to move to a new home. You can see more of her work here. Hurry back Joss. I miss you.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Art Doll - Amen, Our Hearts Cry

When I was young I never wanted to play with dolls. My dear Mother would purchase one for me occasionally hoping it would take. It never did, until now. I have always admired art dolls. I have been facinated with them for ages. Some years ago I played with polymer clay and ended up making a couple of heads. Now what says I to self. Well, the heads sat around here for some years and one got broken. The other sat perched on a bottle for awhile. Then today a friend of mine who makes hats gave me a bag of her scraps. Oh Mz Muse was exhilarated.  My first art doll was born.
I found it difficult to take a picture of her tonight. You can't see all the details. There are a lot of meaningful things in/on her.  She has a blue heart.
On the back you can see the music that is in her heart. The song is Amen, Our Hearts Cry. She sort of looks sad to me. I am not sure why. This is why I chose this song. But she is beautifully dressed due to my friends generosity. This was fun. I can see more dolls in my future. Aren't Mothers always right??

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blooming Tuesday - Pear

Here is the Pear thank you card I made to send to a friend. We had such a good time at their Fall Fling.
I want to thank you all so much for stopping by. Happy Fall. Happy Blooming Tuesday.