Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Storywalk at Seven Springs

I have the good fortune to be painting most of the pieces that will be part of the Storywalk at Seven Springs on August 20th, 2011.  This event is free and open to the public and the main agenda is to keep promoting literacy for our younger population.  Several area libraries will be participating and there will be tons of activities included in this event.  Without ruining things too much, 6 books will be represented in both a literary and visual format.

I am posting a few of the things one can find at the Three Little Pigs....This has been a blast to work on and painting for 8 hours a day has proven more strenuous than most could believe.  My hands actually hurt but it is worth it for how happy I am with the results.

Beautiful Dogs, beautiful night

It was so wonderful to get the dogs in the car and to drive up to Dave and Ralph's farm.  Moses leaped from the car and with red, laughing mouth ran like a tiger through the tall grass.  The joy on his face was so easy to read.  He bounded over Foxxy on several occasions and then set off to explore.  It is such a relief to let him run free because there is so much space and he comes back when he is called.

We searched for wild strawberries but I am afraid the rabbits and birds got them all.  However, the wild blueberries are actually starting to ripen so I may have to go back up on Sunday to check them out again.  The ant hills up there are so high and I think both dogs have learned to stay away from all that biting activity.  It was a gorgeous night with a good breeze and although it is hot, it certainly feels like summer time.

The dogs are now sprawled out on the porch after this jaunt.  I am going riding in the am and am devising a plan so both Foxxy and Moses can come also.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Calypso Girls

So the summer has started quickly and very busy.  I have been doing the Country Market in Ligonier two times a month plus orders plus I start my big project for 7 Springs Storywalk tomorrow.  I finally got my clay slab roller back so there will be time to work in clay also:)  This will be a fun and productive summer indeed!