Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Friday, December 25, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
BEAUTIFUL LITTLE LESSER GOLDFINCHES AT MY THISTLE FEEDERS
Video of lesser goldfinches at my feeders
(for a larger view, click on "youtube" in lower right corner)
These wonderful little yellow birds are lesser goldfinches.
They are native to this area, but I only have a few in the summertime. I believe most of the ones at my feeders right now have migrated from somewhere up north and they'll stay here until spring.
The ones that are native always bring their babies back in the spring to show them a food source. Those babies are really noisy, begging for food.
I have four feeders out right now. When I look out of my kitchen window, I see a sea of gold and black. You can see the black backed and the others are called green backed lesser goldfinches. They're so tiny.
Up in the trees, they are always singing their sweet little songs.
It's such a joy to have them at my thistle feeders.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
HAND PAINTING STRIPES & A PLAYHOUSE, PICKET FENCE & FLOWERS IN A LITTLE GIRL'S ROOM
One time a family was moving into a new home.
The little girl's room was blue and the mom asked me to paint stripes for her.
I drew and hand painted the yellow stripes and green ivy as a border.
Then, I asked if I could paint her a playhouse.
So, I drew and painted the outline of a playhouse. Then, I painted the picket fence and flowers.
They placed a little table and chairs in the corner with the playhouse.
The little girl just loved it and her mom said she played near it all the time.
That was a fun project!
I found this picture in a stack of pictures of my work and thought it would be great to share it with you just before Christmas, in case it might give you some ideas for a little girl or boy's room. The playhouse can be any color. Maybe it could be brown and they could play like it's a fort or a cabin.
Or, draw the outline of a spaceship.
I bet they would really love that!!
Saturday, December 12, 2015
THINGS GOING BUMP IN THE NIGHT
Last night, I was was watching tv and kept hearing a popping sound out in my studio. I turned off tv and every once in a while something would hit the window. I panicked and couldn't breathe. So, I thought, do I get a pistol? No, everything is locked up so it can't be too big...whatever was in there. Did a bat come through my a/c vents? Can't shoot at a bat. I would surely destroy something. I picked up a blanket so I could shield myself. I was really scared and stood in the door of the studio, light off, and kept hearing it at one side of the room. I turned on the light, stood there, then slowly went over to that side of the room and looked. Didn't see anything. Made some noises to make it fly or run. Nothing happened. I pictured a bear or tiger at the window, trying to get in. Then, I heard the wind. A bird in the dark, big moth or something hanging from the tree must have been hitting the window. Just in case, I blocked the doorway like I did when the baby squirrel was in there. Af first, I was afraid to go to bed, picturing it jumping on my face.
It's morning, I'm fine.
It's morning, I'm fine.
Always, ALWAYS, when I hear wind blowing, especially a moaning wind, I always think of Catherine and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights.
I posted this on my Facebook and my friend commented:
"Well, for heaven sakes, aren't you Miss Drama on a Friday night. Next time that happens just set the house on fire. It'll scare whatever it is away and it'll never bother you again. No, seriously, just call me and I'll whack it!!! Be there in 10 minutes, I promise!" · ·
NOW, I feel safer!
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
BIG ANIMALS HAVE THEIR STUFFED FRIENDS, TOO
"Augustin, a Race Horse, and his stuffed crocodile. Doesn't go anywhere without it.
Big animals have their stuffed friends too. Too cute. : )"
Found this on Pinterest