I painted a quail with waterolors and outlined the details with a Micro pen. The pocket bunny goes along for the ride.
May 18, 2015
Zuni makes leather animal characters which are soft on the outside but fully stuffed with iron pallots for weight. They are traditionally bookends but as you can see I use my Hippo character as a door stop. This Hippo is named Budy. Very well made and each by hand. Zuni animals have names with name tags. I also have a tiger. I want the Lion which has a cute lion's main around it's neck.
at May 18, 2015
May 16, 2015
May 14, 2015
Bittobot, the tiny steel robot, and Señor Cotton Candy are characters I created early in my freelance artist career. Bittobot is a companion to many, balancing on the edge of someone else's expression. Señor Cotton Candy wears a mustache and his worried expression is due to the fear of being loved for how sweet he is.
Owls are very popular to a point, in my opinion, a fad, however, because I'm a bird watcher, they will never be a fad in my lifetime. Some people view small owls as "cute", and although they certainly appear cute, they are hardy, yet sensitive, majestic, yet vulnerable to the interest of humans who actually capture and display them for coffee and teatime admiration at cafes in Japan. I feel for those owls who are subject to a chain around their ankle and forced to perch in daylight hours to amuse patrons at such places. It's so very sad. May we truly appreciate owls for the species they are really meant to be, and that is, free in the wild.
May 13, 2015
May 9, 2015
She taught me how to tie my shoe, to float, to draw, to save scrap paper for crafts, to make rice pudding, to iron tissue paper to use again, to use a dictionary, to sing, to love animals and nature, to use my imagination, to wear head scarves, to collect vintage things, and to love who I am. Mama is now 83 years of age and living life to the fullest. She is my life line. She is a beautiful butterfly.