Category Archives: birds and chickens

Out Looking Around This Morning

My intention was to get up early, grab a coffee and go out and paint. The night-spirit was good intentioned but the morning-spirit was not so fast moving. I did get up and grab a coffee but by the time … Continue reading

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The Little Close Encounter

Go out into the woods they say. Commune with nature they say. Draw strength from all beings. Yeah. Well sometimes you go into the woods, think deep thoughts and write a big book. Othertimes you go for a walk and … Continue reading

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Friday, trying. I’m trying. And why

If you recall, my motto is Practice, Persistence, Beauty. In that spirit I got myself out of the house, put a coffee and breakfast sandwich in my hand and splattered paint on paper for a short while before work. My … Continue reading

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What’cha been doin’?

I’m waiting for the paints to set up in my new travel palette. What colors? Hansa Yellow Light, Quinacridone Red, French Ultramarine, Indigo, Sap Green, Hooker Green, Burnt Sienna, Sepia. All Daniel Smith except the sepia which is Winsor Newton. … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day Seventeen Haiku Day

Happy International Haiku Day! Determined flying Beaks slice frothy morning clouds Springward northward bound Faceted glinting Restless metamorphosis Springs up, vanishes.  Out of night’s quiet And still, sleepy murmuring  The first bird’s clear note. 

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