Sunday, November 15, 2009

Well Google seems to have made a change in the formatting of a blog.  At least the first picture goes in first, now.  That's an improvement, but I would have liked this first picture to appear a little larger even though it is an ATC.  It is a Gulf Fritilliary butterfly and the large white spots on the wings are actually shiny, metallic silver in real life.  This is an original painting (prisma colors and water colors) from one of my own original photographs, so I have to invoke copyright here, in case I start to sell on eBay.


Gulf Fritilliary Butterfly

Copyright ChrisJ.  
All rights reserved.


Heerman's Seagulls at Carlsbad Beach last week.  They come up to us from Mexico in the winter. They will be my next attempt for an ATC.

We leave this week and I will not be back on this blog until December 6th, unless I miraculously learn how to use Moth's lap top.  I am taking all my paints etc with me -- not to mention my camera -- and plan to do much painting in the evening, hopefully.  I will continue to leave (and accept!) comments until Thursday,  and I hope to be able to visit you all via lap top.  But if all you get is silence from me, be sure I have not forgotten  you. I WILL be back.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

17 comments:

kaybee said...

Have an awesome time, Chris & MOTH -- I am quite envious that you get all that luscious time to paint. I think I need a desert island - the only way I would find time to practise my new-found hobbies!

Martyn and Sandy said...

Have a great time - his laptop couldn't be that different - enjoy drawing etc and we look forward to hearing from you in December! Relax and enjoy.

Anonymous said...

(Oops, I accidentally posted this under October). 'Have enjoyed reading here, and the art and photo of the cowbird, and of your books. What is a best way to order a book? ~Kip in Missouri

Gillian said...

That's so pretty, Chris. Good luck with the Ebay thing.
May I suggest that you add your name to your images - even non-sale ones. Just to reinforce your copyright and avoid any 'orphan works' problem. Hugs.

Gill - That British Woman said...

enjoy your trip, where are you going to?

Gill in Canada

mrsnesbitt said...

Enjoy your trip! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Dxx

Cherdecor said...

Have a great trip! Happy Thanksgiving!

Martyn and Sandy said...

Aloha - in case I don't make it back on here in time!

Morning's Minion said...

We have a recently acquired laptop and it goes with us on trips. I find it rather awkward to use and haven't installed my camera soft ware on it.
I'm assuming Bailey will have an attentive cat sitter to look in on him and tend to his needs, but he will miss you badly. Our cats do dreadful retaliatory things when left to their own devices for even a day!
I appreciated your comment on Jemima's picture on my blog. Those of us who love our pets miss them when their little lives come to an end, and each one remains very special in our memories.
Have a lovely safe Thanksgiving trip..will look forward to your return to posting.

claude said...

Nice painting, Chris !
Yesterday and this morning I shot some Doves on the power wires for my next friday sky.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Your painting is nice.

Have a nice vacation.

Gill - That British Woman said...

do enjoy your trip, I wish I were going!!!! You should be able to take your laptop with you and be able to use it.

Gill in Canada

Sandy said...

Beautiful butterfly Chris! I'm so behind around blog town, I need to catch up later.

Patty said...

Have a grand time and enjoy every minute of it.

Rosy said...

Nice looking painting and enjoy your vacation and hope to see more of your paintings, esepcially if you paint some sea gulls that would be nice as well.

Wanda said...

You will have a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation... and how great that you are taking your paints.... lots of new painting to post. I'm excited that you will sell your cards on ebay. Good move!

claude said...

Chris, "Kiki" is a wren who come every eveninf to sleep in his little birdhouse. I can hear him singing often but on my blog it is the song I recorded from Deezer.