Thursday, November 25, 2010

Art Exhibition

For the first time, I entered the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature.  I submitted these two pieces, Venetian Kittens and Broken Rex, along with the portrait of Lauren I posted in August.  I'm pleased to say all of my work was accepted.

The show runs from November 21st through December 30th.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chasing Clovis

My mother is coming for Thanksgiving, so like a good daughter and son-in-law we have been making our house all sparkling clean. In the process I found a CD with some videos that one of my daughters made. I had seen these before and loved them, put the CD away, then forgot all about it.

I'm sure my darling daughter had fun trying to catch Clovis on the run. It's pretty hard to capture on film how fast he can go. I wish I had taken my camera and filmed my daughter chasing Clovis; it was rather entertaining.

It's good to clean house every once in a while.  You never know what you're going to find.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jersey Wooly

"Jersey Wooly" is my second entry to the Small Works, Big Presents show at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn.  I did a bird's eye view of this same rabbit for this show last year.  

I attended the artist's reception tonight and enjoyed meeting fellow artist, Barbara Freeman.  She and I have been visiting each other's blogs and finally had the opportunity to meet in person.  Visit Barbara's site.  She does beautiful work!  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bunny Mission

Attention:  Private First Class - Clovie Boy

Your Mission:  To engage the Civilian in non-combat activity.

Your Orders: (Repeat daily until further notification.) 

  • At approximately 2100 hours, be on the alert and maintain surveillance on barracks at all times.
  • When Civilian enters barracks for nightly prep, run the perimeter of barracks and duck into cardboard condo for shelter. 
  • While Civilian removes latrine from cage for cleaning, stand guard in front of the hay box in prone position.  
  • When Civilian approaches hay box for cleaning, flatten body and look as cute as possible.
  • Cuteness engages Civilian in lots of really great petting, head massage, ear tugs and other miscellaneous enjoyable non-combat activity.
  • Ahhhh!  Mission accomplished!  Dismissed!
  • A little R and R and a bedtime reward for a job well done. 

Many thanks to the Veterans who have served our country.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Radioactive Rabbit

You may have heard about the radioactive rabbit they trapped at Hanford nuclear reservation here in Washington.  They think he may have sipped some contaminated water near the 327 Building which was used in the production of nuclear weapons during the Cold War.  Unfortunately the rabbit had to be destroyed, and workers there continue to monitor for radioactive rabbit droppings. 

Our family lived near the reservation for a brief period in 1990.  One windy day my daughters, who were 4 and 2 at the time were out having fun playing with tumbleweeds. A neighbor of ours who worked at Hanford came over and told me they shouldn't be playing with the tumbleweeds; it was likely they grew in the fields near the reservation and could be radioactive.  I'm sure glad we didn't live there long.

I entered this drawing called "Bunny in Red" at
the Small Works, Big Presents art show today at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn.  I was really tempted to call it,
"Radioactive Rabbit".