I love crows. Something about the way they hop around and relate to each other. I think they are amazing in their fortitude and cleverness.
Ok, well, except the way they can get into my garbage containers no matter WHAT means I come up with to secure them. You can see them laughing at my efforts to thwart them, in the large tree by my home...
I've lived here in the Northern most part of New York for almost 22 years. And now my husband has gotten a new job. We are moving to the east coast of Connecticut for a new start. I am excited, scared, hopeful, nervous, but, sure it will all work out. Wish me luck!
There is so much you can do with an old painting. I "cut" it up and placed it into small frames, all haphazard, and I really like the results. Of course I did this on the computer... But maybe, now that I see it, I will cut up the original and try it that way....
Joanna has sent me this award. It is my first. Thank you, Joanna! (Not janet!). I really enjoy this woman's site. So, now the rules state that I must post this award, and nominate 7 blogs I love. Then I have to supply a link to those favorite places I get inspired, and tell you 7 things about me.
Here are some of my favorite sites: These are truly talented and interesting women.
Raluca, Beth, Karen, Iris Z, Suki, Tif, Kirsty, and Ida . I really love to follow all of your blogs. You each inspire me by your words or your art or both. Now, Seven Things About Me (or more than you ever wanted to know)
1. I live where it is very cold for a long time each year. (But shorts are over rated when you have less than ideal thighs. )
2. I love to play with all things art...you name it, I want to try it! I am often found at my local art store a mess of paint and pajamas, because I was overcome with the urge to try something I lack some supply for...I'm not exaggerating. (sometimes without a bra)
3. My housework can get neglected when I am playing. So at around 4ish, I run around like a mad woman cleaning, scrubbing, so it LOOKS like I was about this all day.
4. I have about 1,000,000 unfinished art projects, painting, embroideries, carved stamps, collages, all over the house. I counted. Can't seem to get them to look the way I want. Sometimes, I throw them out.
5. Nobody has ever bought any of my work...I don't sell it...but one of my biggest paintings somehow got hung in the big cancer center next to my house. My friend saw it and called me. Ha, makes me want to go check it out incognito!
6. I love God! Yes I do! Pray all the time that He would help me with ( #4 above) and for a lot of other things, and to thank Him for my life.
7. I have had some sorrows but more joys in my life of 44 years. And I wouldn't trade away any of those experiences. The joys put color in my life, the sorrows gave me understanding. I am well satisfied...well except for #4 above.
Wow! Did you get to the end? You must be drinking some strong coffee! Have a wonderful day. And check out my blog list above. They are really terrific!
I have these two little parakeets, Mung and Sammy. They sit by a sunny window and make quite a racket! All day...
When they are eating they like to fling their seeds all over creation! I have a small cactus plant near their cage and recently many little green things began to sprout out of the pot....hum? I can't wait to see what they will become... In the meantime I think the cactus looks hysterical on my...c l e a n staircase!
I got some great photos yesterday on my walk. Among those were some wonderful crows that I photographed high up in a tree. My husband is letting me borrow a camera from his work (don't tell anybody)! What a powerful zoom it has. These birds were waaaay up there. Making quite a racket
I walked my youngest son to school this morning. He's 11, and so you can imagine his thrill at having mom walk him two blocks to school. I told him I needed some exercise and wanted to take some photos. He looked at me skeptically, and said, why don't you call one of your friends and go with them?" LOL...
So, getting my way, I trudged along with him camera banging against my stomach...which could use a little downsizing, and we had a really wonderful time. He talked, I listened. On the way home, I took some photos.
I met my husband when I was 17. He was living with his grandparents, Joe and Mildred, in Lincoln, RI and going to college. Where I met him!
His grandmother was amazing but she didn't quite like me at that time. I couldn't blame her since I was an awful brat, and really didn't show her the respect she deserved. This past spring, May, she passed away at 85. She was the matriarch of a family with five daughters and too many grandchildren and great-grandchildren to list. I would be hard pressed to list her many talents and skills as well. Mother, athlete, cook...
This morning I was looking through some pictures on a disk, and was struck by her youth. Here she was in these old photos, younger than I am now, alive, full of dreams for her future...life is fleeting...
My oldest son told me about a site http://www.myparentswereawesome.com/ This is a site gathering old photos of parents...maybe I will post one. She was really like a mom to my husband at times...
Aren't all good grandmothers?
I like to believe by the time I was an older mother myself, she maybe looked upon me as a good wife and mother. One can only hope!
Last year, Feb 27 was my very first post. I just realized it yesterday. Here is a little celebratory painting for that occasion! I'm a little late. But, anyone that knows me even a bit, will understand what a surprise it was for me to stick with anything for any length of time. The anniversary took me by surprise.
Thank you to all who follow and leave such wonderful and helpful comments. I do love them.
Warmest Regards (read: smooches and more smooches) to you all,
Vintage...what is the definition of vintage anyway? Does it mean; old? These bird prints are old so I suppose I can say they are vintage?
Sometimes, I feel vintage, but... I digress.
Well, these hung in my grandmother's house and my mom's as well, which adds to their charm over me. They hang in my living room now and I love to just look at them. I cropped the living room picture to remove the dusty floor. What a novel concept in modern house work!
My powers of perception are really quite dim. May I explain? This morning I was driving the kids to school and there were crows hanging around, as usual. Perhaps they are plotting something after my last post? Anyway, as I was looking at them it dawned on my brain, under the influence of a gallon sized cup of coffee, "Aiigh! That bird has a black beak!!!"
I was appalled to only just realized this obvious factoid. My previous painting...you know, the "seagull trying to be a crow" has a yellow schnoz. oops!
Really, it's just embarrassing. Sorry to all the crows out there who I misrepresented! This little doodle is for you. So, if you are plotting some revenge...please don't poop on my car...please?
Just working on a watercolor of a crow. I do love these birds...except when they are opening my garbage containers and spreading the contents on the ground for all to see! I started with blue and layered over it with black...but after a few hours, the blue is coming through too much. Maybe I need to add another layer of black?
Oh well, so much to learn... I did scan it and play around a bit with it, but it's still too blue.