Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Illustration Friday - Visitors

When visitors are expected, I'm never ready on time. When the doorbell rings I'm still vacuuming, clearing the table, changing catbox litter, and hiding dirty dishes in the dishwasher. But this woman is ready. The house is clean, dip and drinks are ready, and she's at the door, looking down the road, in hopes that she will soon see her visitors.

ink, 4" x 6".

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Illustration Friday - Emergency

I wasn't coming up with a good idea for this week's IF topic, so in an emergency, you go to your files of old art. LOL! This was done a couple of years ago, and was titled, "Run".

When I was a kid I looked out at Cottonwood Creek one summer day, and it was filled with enormous fish - fish 2 1/2 or 3 feet long! Usually I just caught little perch. I was filled with awe, amazement, and a burning desire to catch one of those monsters! I turned and ran as fast as I could for the house, to get my fishing pole. I remember feeling as if my feet were mired in mud - I was so excited, and just could not move fast enough!

I didn't catch any fish, though. I threw my line out - sometimes I even draped it over one of their backs, but they were not interested in my flies, my spinners, or even bait.

Dad told me later that those were carp, and were in the creek all the time. For some unknown reason they all rose to the surface that day. It never happened again, and in all twelve years we lived there I never caught a carp.

2 1/2" x 3 1/2", acrylics

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Charity auction

Do you like good deals? Would you like to help a charity? If so, you might be interested in this on-line auction for muscular distrophy:
They have some unique items.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Illustration Friday - Missing

I've got two ideas here. First, the jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces. Second, endangered animals disappearing from the world, because of mankind. For example the Sumatran elephant is endangered largely because its forest habitat is being destroyed and replaced by farms.

acrylics and ink, 4" X 6".

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Illustration Friday - Moon 2

Moons ^

I had so much fun with spray painting the paper clips, that I tried spray painting some space art too. Both are 4" X 6" postcard size. Which do you like best?

3 Moons ^


About a month ago, this fellow was lounging in my front yard, so I took his picture. He looked to be about 4 feet long. I bugged him until he slithered back out through the chain link fence, which is a good thing, because my dog tends to kill intruders. I think he is a king snake or a bull snake? I just recently got around to uploading the photo.