Friday, July 29, 2011

A Closer Look | Flying Grasshopper

I found this little flying grasshopper specimen yesterday.

departed no. 2
Even though he has departed, his wings still have a bit of color and the patterns are lovely.

departed no. 3
It might be a Carolina Grasshopper. Does anyone know?
Check out Nancy Fallon's Blog if you have a chance,
she interviewed me for her "what inspires you" weekly post.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

dog days of summer
Birdie on the bow.

dog days of summer no. 3
Birdie can fly!

dog days of summer no. 4
Birdie lapping it up!

dog days of summer no. 7
The dog days of summer are here!
We have just returned from Camp Wah Wah Taysee.
It was hot, hot, hot, but the lake was very refreshing and
it was great to get away and visit with family.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Closer Look | Fat Cats

swallowtail caterpillars

swallowtail caterpillars no. 3
Check out these fat cats dining on my neighbor's parsley!
They're black swallowtail caterpillars!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Salon Sale

Salon Sale
Take 10% off all paintings in my Etsy shop!
Kindly enter coupon code: GB71110 at checkout to apply discount.
Sale ends on July 31st, 2011.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hup Hup

birdie and big round bales
We need only say "hup hup" and Ladybird jumps like a gazelle, so fleet of foot.

birdie and big round bales 2
We have our own little agility course right here in the field.

birdie and big round bales 3
She just loves the big round bales!

birdie and big round bales 6
More fun shots of Birdie on flickr.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Coming and Going

storm over the desert
My whirlwind trip to Sedona.
I was so busy that I didn't take a lot of pictures.
A few times a year I work with another artist at her private studio.

storm over the desert II
The work style is very much an atelier, a workshop, all hands on deck.
The focus of this studio is on papermaking, printmaking, book and fiber art.
I always learn new things. It's fun to change things up and the work is so different from my own.

bell rock
I learned how to dye fabric with natural plants and leaves,
I worked on linocuts and of course a little watercolor painting was mixed in too!
I'm inspired to do a little printing now that I'm home. We'll see.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hello Friends

summertime silhouette
There's nothing like a summertime silhouette!

birdie and holly
I'm wending my way west to work in Sedona, Arizona for a few days.

summertime silhouette II
A little change in scenery will be fun.
See you soon!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Closer Look | Summer

summer fauna
A fat bumblebee gathering nectar from milkweed flowers.

summer fauna II
I know what you're thinking and yes, that's caterpillar poop! Also known as frass.

summer fauna III
I call these owl butterflies, but I have no idea what kind they are.

summer fauna V
A daintly flutterby ... see more on flickr.