For our prompt of “Fossil” today, my mind immediately leapt to dinosaur fossils as those always fascinated me as a kid. I’ve always wondered what it might be like to one day discover a dinosaur fossil myself, and
Love the expression on this dog’s face. I loved searching for and finding fossils when I was a kid. Never did find a dinosaur but what a find that would be!! One of the many things I “wanted to be” when I grew up was an archaeologist….can you imagine being paid to dig in the dirt and find things?
Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 Oh wow… I can imagine that! Philippe was inspired to be a scientist because of Jurassic Park…. hehe… he doesn’t dig in the dirt to find things, but still similar and kind of cool! hehe
Wonderful Charlie! All my dogs ever found was an old leg of a deer which was nasty and of course they had to bring it home. It likely came from the neighbors. Dinosaur bones would have been much more fun.
Up to the age of 9, I lived in a house where the yard had some grave sized humps in it. I always imagined there was cool stuff buried under those humps. The most I ever did was dig at them with an old spoon, and found nothing because spoons are not the most efficient tool for digging up old mounds. If we had lived there longer, I’m sure I would have graduated to better equipment. As an adult I was involved in a stone age dig and we did a meter square hole that was over a meter and a half deep. We found a copper point, and an old fire pit. It was fantastic fun.
For our prompt of “Pelican” today, I did a sketch of one enjoying a day at the beach. They are fascinating birds with a rather unique physique. Yet, they have a certain charm to them as well. Indeed, fitting the
With all the beautiful weather, we’ve been doing lots of driving around. Oregon and Washington have lots undeveloped wilderness that can be reached within the hour, the Columbia Gorge, wine country, even the Coast is just 2-3 hours away. It means I’m not getting much artwork done on the weekends, but I think it enriches and helps my muse when I do sit down to paint. I hope your Mexican food was good!
Pelican pausing..I love the sound of that your painting is gorgeous..and I too miss the sounds of the waves..I do have a beach close but have been hesitant to go…time for a trip…Enjoy your lazy weekend ..you deserve it…it used to be my favorite time of the week…😊 Retirement has its perks yet sometimes I do miss looking forward to the weekends…and being lazy…
Great ‘peli’ Charlie! My husband and I had the privilege of rescuing one stuck in fishing line, a long time ago in Mexico. I was way more afraid of that clacking beak than he was of me! They are gorgeous when they ride air currents upwelling from the ocean over our beaches. If you and Phillippe make it out to Cali,stand on the cliffs over any beaches, especially in the south and a squadron of pelies will glide by in formation almost at eye level!
I can hear the waves crashing. What a lovely picture. We can see pelicans on the beach here in Oregon occasionally. Fun to watch. Unfortunately beachcombing isn’t an option for us right now. Too many people down there.
Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Aww… you know, I think it’s hugs that I miss most of all in this crazy time. This too shall pass, and one day everything will be a bit shinier for this time. But yeah… can’t wait for the hugs!
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Aww I love those ideas for the pelican, especially stopping to help make sand castles. Yeah, I can’t seem to find a timing that works to take off work, but I’m well… working on it! 😉
My name is Bev Jozwiak and I’m from Vancouver, Washington. 2020 has been a time for reflection. Stay at home orders due to Covid-19 has given this artist some time to just think and paint. I graduated with a Fine
Thanks so much Bev for sharing your story and your beautiful art! This has been an interesting time for those of us that create art. I know that my art has taken a turn that I never anticipated and is still evolving which is very exciting.
For our prompt of “Bridge” today, I wasn’t quite sure what to sketch at first. A favorite bridge didn’t immediately come to mind. Then, I thought about those little red Japanese bridges that cross koi ponds. I’ve
The town I grew up in had a single bridge to get across Sturgeon Bay. When I was 17 I worked at a gas station/ donut shop/ bait shop about a block from the bridge. You could see it from the windows of the store. On one memorable occasion I had some Chicago tourists stop in and ask me where they could catch the ferry to the other side. I had to tell them we didn’t have a ferry, but they could take the bridge over. They looked at me like I was an idiot. Until I pointed out the window to the bridge. Lol ! In hindsight, I wonder if they thought they were further up the peninsula than they were and were looking for the ferry to Washington Island. But we got a good laugh about it after they left.
Oh, I adore those bridges too! When my parents were putting the garden pond together, almost twenty years ago, I remember asking if there was going to be a little bridge. Alas, there was not. But it was cool enough that I quickly got over it. Yay for crossing the bridge of the week and reaching the pizza!
Aww… a little pond alone sounds lovely! As does a yard… hehe… hope to get one of those one day when we move out of the city! But, if I do get a pond, I’m demanding a little bridge. lol Hope you’ve having a fabulous weekend! 😃💕
Bravo! Bravo on many of your little accomplishments yesterday! Your sketches have really come alive since you started adding a lot more background stuff. This little guy is quite happy to be crossing the bridge.
Fantastic bridge reminds me of the Ones in Japanese Tea Gardening Golden Gaye Park, SF . I grew up there not far from the gardens and as I kid I would love to spend hours in those gardens. Thanks for being back that memory and enjoy your pizza!
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