Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Peacock Painting Goes to Set of Burlesque with Cher and Christina Aguilera

I had no idea when I sold Proud Peacock that it was going to Hollywood.
It is a pretty 8x8 glossy and textured bright acrylic painting. I’m not surprised it sold quickly.
Then I got the question. Will I sign a release for it to be on the set of this new movie with CHER? Wow, Cher and Christina Aguilera in the musical Burlesque. I say Of course. Cher is an icon. I am so thrilled. And Christina Aguilera well I’ve heard of her. Am I showing my age here?

Any way feeling all glam and everything this morning I feed all the critters and get on the phone still trying to find someone to haul the pine trees to the sawmill. I need to get this lumber cut for the barn siding. Yeah, I found someone, victory is mine. Now I’m really excited.

Headed to the barn for more construction I think about the many blessings of a beautiful day and the dichotomy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tepee Living

Spiral Horse 2

Living in the tepee this summer has been great and an adventure.

Balmy nights with the full moon lighting up the interior through the smoke flap were absolute heaven. Waking to the sound of birds singing their morning song while the horses are munching their breakfast nearby is a wonderful way to start the day.

The nights were at times exciting with summer storms tearing through with the high winds and lightning. One night Tonka woke me up barking. He got quiet and I listened to a snort outside the tepee. Being half asleep I am thinking horse, no deer, no. Then another snort, bear, maybe. A second later I can smell it. Yes, a bear. It goes along its way and we go back to sleep. Then there was the night my old chow Smokey brings in a possum. It took me a while to figure out it was dead and not just playing possum. I was not pleased with his gift.

The record rain this summer has made mildew a big problem and contributed to an even bigger one, fleas.

Then came the new name for the summer home, the fleapee. No amounts of spray, granules, or bombs seem to take care of the problem. It seemed to be a perfect breeding ground for them. Switching flea products for the dogs helped them but the fleas remained in the fleapee. It’s been a month long battle and I’m not sure who has won yet. I hoping we can move back in for these wonderfully cool fall nights.
We’ll see.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Spiral Horse 1

Spiral Horse 1
6"x 6" acrylic

Spiral Horse 1 is another in my Spirit Horse series. This pony is in earthy red and rust with a touch of metallic gold for a delicious shimmer.
the canvas is 1 1/2 " deep with the edges painted dark brown.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pastel Dog Portrait

Monty's Portrait

Internet Madness
My computer has been driving me crazy all summer. Luckily it’s not a long trip.
I get my computer too the shop and wait. It finally comes home and nothing is better.
I call the phone company and wait. And wait. They send someone out. He works on the lines for three days. Five miles of new cable are run and a new modem. It works great for two days and then….
I’m back to 30 seconds of internet at a time (sigh).
Monty is a retriever from Great Britain that had recently passed away. His family misses him. I hope this portrait brings them comfort.