Thursday, September 29, 2011

Life is Always Changing

Time, seasons, technology, nature, life...everything is in a constant state of flux. I love the change in the seasons and Fall is my favorite time of the year. Love getting out all my Autumn and Halloween decorations. Now if only the weather would co-operate and cool down.
I had never made an inchie, so I braved this swap challenge on the Milliande network, hosted by Lois Lugg. I do like the sparkly nylon net and buttons.  While crafting these tiny pieces, I decided that it was definitely not my favorite format. Lol! I sent them off in the post, with wishes that they have a safe journey to Lois.

Meanwhile my studio is undergoing some big changes too. This wall used to separate my studio from a bedroom downstairs. The doorway shows the hallway into the main house.
This is a view into the old studio. I'm afraid my studio looks a little like a episode of "the horders" show, but I promise it's going to be very organized once we get it done. And I cannot wait to get going on the sorting and organizing.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Couple of Chicks

I was just looking through my photos the other day for something to share and I found these two paintings of chickens.
The most recent is one I painted with acrylics just for fun on a little 5x7 canvas.

"Chicken in the Watermelon"
This little chick is having a quick lunch before the other farm yard chickens catch on that there's watermelon to be had.  She's so wrapped up in this sweet fruiti-licious lunch, she probably wouldn't notice anyone coming up behind her.  

And here's a watercolor I painted a few years ago at a seminar with Susan Scheewe Brown.
I can just imagine this proud rooster patrolling the yard and trying to give the other birds an piece of his mind.

These chickens were a lot of fun to paint and always make us smile. 

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