Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Odds and Ends

I finished this rooster several weeks ago. and though he is rather handsome, there is no way I could produce the gorgeous amber gold of his neck feathers and the iridescent sheen to his tail feathers.  Anyway if our visitor from a year ago was Henrietta, this must be Henry!

I suppose we have all seen this kind of delicate fern in bouquets, but I wonder, have you really, I mean REALLY looked at it?

 I was sitting in a meeting when I discovered this information.  I just can't sit still and do nothing -- not even to just listen!

Bailey decided he needed to make his presence known on my blog today.  Here he is with his permanently sad look on his face.  He has this look so that you will feel sorry for him and immediately give him treats! It must be the large soulful, blue eyes.


Autumn Leaves said...

Chris, that rooster painting is so lovely, so striking! Love how you handled the wall of the barn/shed behind him and the grass too is perfect. He is quite a handsome feller!

Elizabeth said...

Chris, it's so true that we often don't look at things as carefully as we could. I just find it so awesome that God put so much detail into every aspect of his creation.
That rooster looks so proud and strutting...he's obviously king of the farmyard. It may be worth your
while checking out Derwent Pencils (Derwent Pencils http://www.pencils.co.uk/) - I'm almost certain I've seen shimmering pencils there that could give Henry's feathers just the gloss they need. x

Gillian Mowbray said...

Lots to see today! Your cockerel is beautiful - they are magnificent birds aren't they - perhaps under appreciated since they're domestic fowl.
The maidenhair fern is perfect seen that close. Such an ancient species - possibly prehistoric - maybe another less than appreciated natural artform.
Bailey is doing what cats do best - just looking disdainful. LOL.

kaybee said...

I think Bailey is saying, "Are you going to sit at that computer all day - what about paying some attention to ME?"

At least that's what I always thought he was saying to me - when I was down there with you! Made me feel quite guilty!

Wanda said...

Your rooster is marvelous. Love the colors!

And very interesting that fern, I seen many times, but never gave it much thought.

Bailey is so very handsome! Those blue eyes....beautiful.

Unknown said...

Lovely blue eyes!

Just want to wish you HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Have you a great one!



Oscar Wilde-The IRISH Gentleman


Cherdecor said...

Your rooster is glorious! Bailey's eyes are ice blue. So pretty and different for a cat.