I love bluebirds, even though I don't see them often. I have spotted them on the athletic fields behind Anna's school. Bluebirds want open fields, which you don't get much of in suburbia.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Near the end of the summer, I enjoyed seeing a Goldfinch pair on my purple coneflowers. Apparently they liked the seedy "cones." This spring, I have spied a goldfinch on the feeder, but he only has tufts of bright yellow feathers beginning to sprout. I can't wait to see him all yellow again. I painted this little guy in all of his golden glory on a purple coneflower. He is the same size and format as my Titmouse and Chickadee. Click here to buy.
Monday, March 26, 2012
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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Anna wears braces or ankle-foot orthotics to help with standing transfers to and from her wheelchair. They make fitting her in shoes nearly impossible, her size nine foot becomes an eleven. EEEE. Think the men's athletic shoe department. Anna is also a teen and loves clothes and shoes. So frustrating. Until. . . we found that "chucks" or converse style shoes actually accomodate her braces. Hooray! Now she has a pair in almost every color. These were super fun to paint.
Monday, March 19, 2012
|Gorgeous bird feeders. I brought one home for my yard.|
|Elaborate bird houses.|
|South Carolina artist weaving sweetgrass baskets.|
|The sweetgrass baskets were amazing works of art.|
|The town of Fairhope is blanketed in flowers on every corner.|
|Awesome people watching!!|
I had so much fun taking it all in with my sisters. Came home sunburned and happy.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Krispy Kreme glazed. If you have never had one "hot now" you haven't lived. There are other donuts in the world, and I will eat them and enjoy them, but nothing can beat the simple perfection of a Krispy Kreme. My entry in the Daily Paintworks donut challenge.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a saltaholic. Many years ago, when David was a smoker and I was trying to get him to quit, he said that if I would give up salt he would give up cigarettes. Well, fortunately he did stop smoking, but I was unable to give up salt. When I was a kid, I would salt lemon wedges and suck on them. I grew up to be a Margarita fan. Buy now on etsy.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I have painted cutesy, stylized owls, but I wanted to paint a more realistic one. As I looked at photos of adult owls, it occured to me that the artist who first looked at a gray bird with its huge scary eyes and turned it into a cute, colorful, cartoony owl had an incredible imagination. I'm not sure I would have gone there. Maybe that artist was working from a baby owl, like this little guy. Buy now on etsy.