Monday, September 23, 2013

Hi, I'm Bonnie

I read Julie Ford Oliver's blog without fail, it starts my day along with my coffee. This morning, I had to laugh, she is starting a series on feathers. We have a bunch of living feathers giving commands and being demanding. You never know when a painting is right under your nose. We, in the art world just have to be observant. Lesson learned!

Bonnie Marie is a seventeen year old Pionus Parrot we were told was a girl. It was three or four years later when we found out "he" was a boy but the name stuck. We've had him or should I say he has had us since he was 10 weeks old. Might I say he has trained us well. So, thank you Julie, I look forward to this new series with a smile.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Property For Sale

I tried to depict the lonely farm buildings that I find to sad to see. On my way to life drawing, I passed a beautiful area that always had horses in the pasture only a few months ago. Now, it's going to be a 16 unit apartment building.

Progress and change are a good thing I'm always told. Hopefully the sellers are happy and moving on to a different life. Maybe I should just paint so we can remember how life was before all the construction came in. Maybe nostalgia will be a good thing. Maybe I should climb off my soap box and let you know I really enjoyed working on this picture. And, just maybe we should just enjoy life and all the wonderful things it has to offer all of us.

How about sharing how you feel about this day and what it has given to you. I'll be waiting to hear from you. Someone, anyone, hello...are you out there?