Monday, August 31, 2009

Dig Deep



Today is the day my husband, who is a teacher, goes back to work. We had a wonderful summer with all sorts of fun trips but all good things must come to an end.
What this means for me, unfortunately, is less time to paint. I moved my daughter's art table into my studio so she will hopefully create some art with me. She also proudly exclaimed this morning, while tapping on her chest, that she can watch herself! How funny is that for a kid who is still only 3?
Thankfully the temperature has decided it should be fall and it's a lovely 70 degrees out, perfect weather for a long walk and a hunt for "woodland creatures", Zoe's favorite hiking activity.



Just finished - whimsical folk art black cat and horse Halloween painting!



Over the weekend we went to my cousin's birthday party. Here is her sweet pony, Star and a neighbor's gorgeous Highland cow.

15 comments:

Sarah said...

This is the very first year that my kiddos are old enough and I will have the time to paint in the morning. Nonni is off to Kindergarten. So I totally understand how you feel.
The new work is stunning!!!!! I just love the Halloween picture!!
Hugs, Sarah

Lisa said...

Awww too bad hubby has to go back to work! I bet it is difficult after having the summer off. I adore Highland cattle and would love to have a few but I have enough critters at the moment. Love the halloween painting. What a gift you have. I have always wished I had some sort of artistic talent but I have none.

Zan Asha said...

Awww, well, I'm sorry hubby had to go to work, but it's good that he at least has summers off!

I love all of your pics--I swear I'm gonna move to PA one day :)

And great Halloween pic--love it!

Kathleen Coy said...

Ooo, I love the new work! And that Highland cow - so regal!!!
Hopefully you will get in a routine of creating with Zoe and get lots of work done! :-)

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Love that little pony! Your new artwork is lovely, as always. :)

Jennifer Rose said...

skeebie! ;p

love the painting, really nicely laid out :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Love your photos. The pony is adorable and your hiking trail is so very inviting.

Grace said...

Love the black cat and horse picture - I covet that...

Shinade aka Jackie said...

I am left almost speechless with everything on this page. All I can of is how simply marvelous!!

photogchic said...

I love those Highland Cattle...when I lived in England..we had some down the road we used to feed bread. They loved it.

tollykit said...

Love the cat and halloween painting. Great stuff.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Jennifer, As always, I love the painting and especially the little black cat on top. Those Highland cows are just too cool!

Spiritartartist said...

Thanks for following my summer sketching blog Jennifer. Of course you have my permission to use my owl lady photo for reference for one of your beautiful creations! I can almost see it already! I just love your stuff.

Crazy Squirrel Lady said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the whimsical folk art black cat and horse Halloween painting!!!!
And the last pic you have posted here is adorable! I think hes the cutest :)

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Jen, long time no see... great PICs!

OK, I looked all over the internet to see where you listed this FABULOUS painting for sale & I can not find it... :(

Please let me know...

Hugs, Lyndy

P.S. Have a great Labor Day Weekend.