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feathers

Sunday, March 24, 2013

feather, nature, painting

feather, nature, painting feather, painting, nature

This was a fun painting session with my friend, Roxanne. She had painted a feather that I really liked, we went for a walk and found a blue jay feather, so it was decided…we’d paint three different feathers. The first one took most of our time so we set a timer for the other two. It was a great exercise in just going for it and not letting fear or dread of failure stand in our (actually, my) way. I will use the timer-trick more often.

>round bales in sunflowers

Sunday, April 3, 2011

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We were driving home one evening and saw this field of sunflowers with round bales. It was truly a beautiful sight and I wish I could have captured it just as it was. Here is my attempt and even though it is lacking, it makes me happy to look at it.

>indigo bunting

Monday, March 28, 2011

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This indigo bunting was on our back fence and was startling with its bright, solid blue coloring. I’ve not seen one before or since he and his mate came around last Spring. They were here for a short time, gave us a little thrill and went on their way. Spring is coming and I’ll be keeping watch. That is one of the keys to receiving blessings…just look for them. They are everywhere!

>nesting

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast-approaching and I feel as if I just wrote these same words a few weeks ago…but it was last year. Time really does fly. It is nice to be able to capture a moment in time and hold it for a while.
Wishing you bountiful blessings and special moments this holiday season.

>gingersnap

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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This is my little calf, Gingersnap, nibbling at the rose bushes outside my studio. See why I can’t get any work done?! One animal or another is always doing something cute and causing me to get side-tracked.

>moth

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This huge moth was in our backyard and my husband, knowing me so well, called me out there to see it. I couldn’t wait to paint it. When I showed it to my 96 year-old great aunt, she identified it, but I will need to look it up to see how to spell it.

>brave little wren

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This is kind of a stylized wren, but I think he’s cute and has spunk. Wrens are some of my favorite birds because they are so brave and friendly. They sing a beautiful song, too.

>look up

Friday, October 15, 2010

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This sweet little bird was on my bird bath and serves as a reminder to look up. It just so happens to illustrate a verse my friend, Beverly, sent to me this morning, “He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.” Ecclesiastes 5:20
When life gets you down….look up.

>tufted titmouse

Friday, October 1, 2010

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I am feeling pretty smart right now. My paintings are small enough that I can scan them – I don’t have to photograph and download them. Maybe I will post more often. I can see that I will need to crop the shadow in the future. I’m not sure I love the pink background. It was blue and I didn’t love that, either. Any suggestions? We have lots of these little birds at the feeders and they are so sweet with their big, bright eyes.