March 12, 2016

Art Exhibit -Opening Reception March 12,2016

Pájaro, Mi Pájaro 

My art piece for the Los Angeles group art show at Cactus Gallery sold. I was thrilled. A lovely gal bought the piece. She and I share a love for birds. In my piece is a Common Raven. The colors I used were in Pardy with Edgar Allen Poe's poem The Raven. 


Tiny paintings on HELLO sticker labels

March 5, 2016

Mr. B and Pink

There was a time Mr. B loved to slumber in the bathroom.  He felt it was his sanctuary.  Now the spare room/my art room is his sanctuary.  I can work for hours on end, with all the lights on, yet Mr. B can sleep when he places his paw over his eyes, essentially letting me know that it's just too bright for him.


March 2, 2016

Goodbye Amanzi


When I took this photograph in January, 2016 at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, California, it was a breezy day.  Featherweight blooms from shrubs lining a nearby pond were being tossed by the wind and began floating in the air like soap bubbles.  It looked so dreamy.  Today my heart is very heavy after learning of the loss of  a baby elephant named Amanzi who had been rescued after falling into a drain pipe.  The drain was on a dirt ground  at a mining company in South Africa.  The drain pipe was just large enough for him to fall into and it was full of water.  Two men rescued him and tried to reintroduce him to an elephant herd nearby but it was not successful.  Two days after the incident Amanzi was taken to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center in South Africa where they rehabilitate and care for rescued baby rhinos, and other wildlife. Amanzi fell into the drain on February 16, 2016.  Today, March 2, 2016, Amanzi died.  I almost could not believe it.  He had arrived at Hoedspruit center very traumatized and each time he seemed to have improved, he'd take a turn for the worse.  It went on like this for several weeks.  He never attained the strength he needed.  I suppose that because I believed so very badly that he'd pull through, hearing the news that he died devastated me.  He was an adorable baby. I hope there is a heaven for animals and that Amanzi drifted straight off to it just as these featherweight blossoms were drifting in the breeze, as if they had a purpose, as if they had somewhere they had to be.  Bless all the caretakers and doctors at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center in South Africa.


The Story of Bittobot

In 2007 I started drawing a tin robot character I named Bittobot.  He would correct folks who thought he was made of steel.  He was prone...