Happy Mother’s Day

Goldfinch moms aren’t quite this gold but maybe this one is special. Like you. Hope you are having a lovely day. I’m excited to now have a work area in one half of my bedroom. A desk, chair and plenty of light. Next to the book shelves which I’m culling in order to¬† have space for my art supplies. Which are currently in the attic. Previously I worked in the dining room but was always having to put stuff away to use the dining table for dinner. Which was a good reason to not start on anything. So now I can leave work out on my desk and it’s quiet up there…really great. Yes, lots of clutter, but it’s PRETTY clutter!

Snowy Tree with Owls

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Best wishes to you all in this new year. Hope it’s a good one. My new year’s resolution is to be a better blogger. Seeing as how I’ve been the lamest blogger ever this past year. Busy with other stuff, side-tracked by bead work, but it’s just not the same. I’ve missed doing the frequent artwork to show you. Got to get back in the groove. These are barred owls, which never hang out this many together in one tree… but wouldn’t it be cute if they did? Micron pen and watercolor. Cheers.

Juncos In The Snow

This was supposed to be a Valentine’s post but…I don’t know what happened. So now it’s a happy snowy March post. It snowed 5 inches last night and today, so pretty coating all the branches. We’ve had a lot of juncos in our yard this winter, at the feeders and hopping around on the ground and under the hedges. They are in the sparrow family I only recently found out. Such cute little plump birds–so neat and tidy looking with their soft charcoal-gray feathers, white bellies and small pale beaks. Makes me think of gray flannel suits. They seem so fearless. I think the little black cat I’ve seen lately in our yard likes them too! Danger! Danger!

Winter Wrens

Happy Anniversary to us! Yep, it’s 36 years today–hard to believe. Well, not that hard. I think it’s funny when people say things like “Seems like just yesterday we were walking down the aisle.” No it doesn’t. It seems like thirty-some years ago. But it’s been great! I love my husband and we are happy. Aren’t we, honey? I know I often sound like a curmudgeon but maybe I’m just a realist. Although not so much with my art. This is the card I made for Rich. I used pen, watercolor and crayon here. I haven’t ever seen a winter wren but whenever I’m flipping through the bird book and see it, I always think–what a cute bird. The book says they hang out in forests and near woodland streams. They forage on the ground and their nests are also near the ground so they wouldn’t survive in our neighborhood with all the cats. Nature is cruel, gotta be tough. I hate that. See, more realism.