• Alfred Hitchcock Strikes Again!

    Alfred Hitchcock Strikes Again!

    Or maybe it’s Bob Marley’s talking birds saying not to worry. Anyway, birds. Again. We’re into autumn now, soon to take a turn into winter. I will be away for Halloween, visiting and celebrating with a friend in the Midwest. Crows make a great subject for Halloween, and fall in general. And winter, for that…

  • Another favorite subject

    Another favorite subject

    So,I have done multiple drawings of cats and bicycles. But there is one darker subject that I haven’t mentioned. Dark in color and reputation, I find they add life and vitality to the gray days of late fall and early winter. Of course, crows. The misunderstood critters are associated with Morrigan, pagan goddess of war…

  • Having my Cake

    Having my Cake

    So, here are the most recent little drawings:     You know what I’m thinking……….Just how many small pictures do I need to do a  show?  I already have plenty.  Doing them is definitely disappointing too.   I can’t sink my teeth in them as I can with the large drawing. It’s like going into Costco,…

  • Turn, Turn, Turn

    There was  a song big in the sixties, during the folk music era.  The lyric went something like this; To everything, turn turn turn…there is a season, turn turn turn, and a time to every purpose under heaven. Some of you, I know, remember this song.  Some of you, will remember it because your parents…

  • Richness in the Spartan

    Okay, so, here’s a mostly made up landscape with crows.  I think I managed to keep the horror movie aspect out of it. So, back to thinking of things that are delightful in the dark and the cold.  For instance, I think of the massive sky, that in other seasons, is hidden by and competing…

  • The Bird is the Word…

    As I work on the crow picture, I’m reminded of Alfred Hitchcock and “The Birds”.  I’m doing a number of crow, flourishing of course, in a limited color palette.  Now, how do I not make it look like this? It’s unfair to crows, which are a dignified, intelligent species of bird. To be fair, it’s…

  • Flourishing, not Surving

    So, as I think about getting through the winter once again, I remind myself that certain species do very well in the cold, dark time of year. It used to be that in Connecticut, there were all sorts of winter birds.  There were titmice, chickadees, and lots of cardinals.  I’m not sure where they are…

  • Let’s Get Small!

    I’ve worked in the same size for finished drawings since the 1980’s.  In those days, I would do copy after copy until my frustration limit, or until I got the drawing as I wanted it.  Truthfully, I mostly compromised between those two points.  It would take maybe five efforts, and I managed to complete only…

  • Mate for Life???? Who does that anymore?

    Crows do. Some people do, too. There are probably other animals in the world who do, but this is a post about crows.  And people. Going back down memory lane, I have a few drawings that were metaphors for lifetime relationships. As my boyfriend says, “I guess we’re stuck together”   Oh, yes, the Work-In-Progress…

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