I would have said winter but I'm resisting that phrase for now. Just because we had snow the other day and it was the second earliest snowfall....ever, here. Just say'n. I was sealing a painting the other day and left it on the patio to dry and when I came out this was on it
one of my Newfies
had strolled across, yes Drummer, of course. Later that day I was headed down to Denver and this big boy crossed in front of my car
he looks little and far away here but actually he was about 10 feet from my car. Elk are pretty self assured and little ruffles their feathers, unless it's rutting season, which it is, you can run across them in small skirmishes this time of year. Just make sure you don't get in the middle.
Sculpture in the park show, up in Loveland and my first year. So far it's been pretty nice! If you are looking for something fun to do this week end give this event some consideration. Here's a shot of tent A by my spot.
We get these totally cool double rainbows up here pretty frequently sometimes even a triple. How those people got one going right into their house, I don't know, I just hope they got the pot of gold too.
Working on a new wall sculpture just trying some ideas out. This one had me fiddling around with it all afternoon and into the evening.....I hate that cause I get obsessive and can't quit, anyway I did figure out what I wanted to do but have to run to the hardware store for some supplies.
Making a critter for the creature show in September at Zip 37 gallery. He's coming along nicely, a interesting combo of doll, vacuum tube, duck head, and gears. He's about 12 inches tall so far, there is probably a hat coming.
We use to have a lot of song birds, swallows and other birds nesting around our house. Over the last few years the magpies have become so prevalent that they have destroyed the bird population. They eat the baby birds and eggs to the point that the birds stay away from our house. This year though their population was way down my neighbor told me they had had a big battle with the crows late last year and it had nicely culled their ranks.
A friend gave me this little rustic birdhouse, which is decorative it has glitter and pine cones decorating it. I'm pretty big on hanging things from my aspen trees so this has been in my garden for a year. The other day I was headed down stairs when I heard little cheeping I could not figure out where it was coming from. A little teeny bird had decided this was home. How awesome is that?
Getting ready for the sculpture show in Loveland wrapping stuff and touching up others. Here is a shot of the Queen she's getting touched up and I added another chain plus sealed her with matte spray coating. She's always an attention getter.
I haven't talked about my dogs for a while and they have been pretty cute lately so I snapped a couple of shots. I took them with my iphone so not the best resolution but you'll get my drift.
The first is their ploy to get even more treats, they always get a treat at night when we go to bed so lately they've been tucking themselves in early they get their treats then get up, go about their business and I think you get my drift. Yes my dogs have trained me to treat them whenever they get into their crates, pretty smart huh, I bet I got that one on the first time. I am so easy.
The second is what I'm usually greeted with when I get home. I'm in the garage and they are upstairs on the porch. Usually I can't tell whose lips are whose in this case Kona only had part of her head over the rail.
Just finishing up a few small paintings for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Needed some things in the $150-$300 range so these fit the bill, smaller simpler and kinda middle of the roadish....read that as cute.