Saturday, September 15, 2012


I just did not know what to call this painting or this post. Summer is almost gone, this summer has been like no other. I settled on Birdman. One of my all time favorite tv shows from the past, was St. Elsewhere. A favorite character, written out tragically and early in the series, was the Birdman.

I am reminded a lot lately, how swiftly time is zooming by. I am very aware of it, and yet it will not slow, only speed up. I recently read a book about the Earth rotation slowing down and the resulting time increase. Didn't help.

I am hoping to adjust to this new lifestyle with the challenges it now presents, with an open heart.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Water Balloon Challenge

I'd really like to thank Carol Marine for coming up with this weeks challenge. Painting water balloons. They were a challenge, getting shadows and values on translucent objects. I placed them in a sunny spot, hoping the water areas would show.

The more important lesson is how much fun water balloons can be for a good sport. Filling these up with water really brings out the inner child. Good memories of childhood and summers gone by. It also helps if you can run fast.