Friday, April 30, 2010

This has been a kind of busy week. I have not been to blogland much. I have been trying to plant my flowers among other things.



This guy interrupted me though. This is a copperhead, literally, it is just the head. With the help of my dad we removed it to keep the family safe. I hated to ruin the snakes day like that. He was just basking in the sun, but much too fresh was the memory of my niece being rushed to the emergency room for one of these bites. If you click on the picture to make it bigger you can see how really long these fangs are. They eject out and can go through a pretty thick shoe. I know because I have seen it happen. The slit eyes are the eyes of a poisonous snake so stay away from these eyes. Round eyes are not poisonous.





Here he is before.





We also had a school Spring Fling party.

And a first baseball game.


I did mange to get some painting in. I really want to paint like my Grandma did. I just never give myself time to learn how. I am going to start to TRY to paint some stills and landscapes each week along with what I normally do. Here is my rose in a tea cup. Don't laugh. :) Tamale of course had to drink .













This is a very stripped down version of my girl. I did not highlight her face. I think it is very sweet and simple. I plan to list it on ebay tonight for .99 cents.
Hope all is well. I will try to make the rounds tonight.
Jennifer

14 comments:

claire barone art said...

jen that snake scares me ..... i was out all day i think the postman tried to post my painting but as usual i was out when he called so im picking it up in the morning .... carnt wait hope you are well xx

MyBlueHeaven said...

What an interesting post!

Gloria said...

Hi Jennifer. Wow, I am so afraid of snakes. We have had a garden snake here before and that was a long time ago. So far it's been safe out there, now I'm scared. I will have nightmares now. Ayeeeeeee! :D Great photos and I love that teacup. Your "girl" is beautiful. Oooooh, I'm outta here before that snake jumps out at me from the screen Tee Hee! Take care and have a great weekend.

Fair Rosamund said...

I love both of your paintings! The teacup one looks great, I am looking forward to seeing more of those! Those kitties can sense a cup of water from a mile away, can't they? :) ~Lauren

Sonia ;) said...

Jen those are scary fangs. wow..

Love the still, looks awesome.

Have a great weekend sweetie.

xoxoxox

Micki said...

OOOH scary snakes!! lol
Glad we don't have them here ;)

I love both your paintings, you are a fabulous artist no matter what you are painting!!

Micki x

claire barone art said...

THANKS SO MUCH JEN GOT MY LOVELY PAINTING TODAY SHES PERFECT IM OFF TO FIND A NICE FRAME THE COLOURS ARE SO LOVELY .... AND YOU ARE SO KIND TO SEND ME THE CRACKLE CARNT WAIT TO TRY IT LOVE CLAIRE XXXXX

priti.lisa said...

I like the rose in a teacup.
I know what you mean, I don't have the patience to learn things the right way...too busy to practice like I should...you are an inspiration :)

Snakes. Bleah.
Don't want to think about them.

Tamale gave me a laugh tho :D
xox

Tara Sue said...

That is a really big copperhead! Crazy! It's face is really scary! :O

claire barone art said...

hey Jen hope you are well maybe I am your biggest fan I just carnt resist your paintings ive never collected any other artists work before there is something very special about yours I think its the faces .... if I run out of crackle I will let you know but I will pay you .... thanks so much have a great evening, love Clairexxxx

Amariah said...

Kind of scary to have a copperhead around- but you got a nice shot of it! Love your new painting :)

Jenny Carter said...

Where'd ya get that tea cup. I just bought a sugar and cream bowl just like this on e-bay.

Micki said...

You won my giveaway sweetie!!

My email is in my profile, send me a message with your address and i'll send the painting to you asap!!

Hugs

Micki x

Heather said...

Ahhh! that snake is a fright! but luckily, your pretty paintings calmed me down ;)