Saturday, April 23, 2016

Late April's Splendor!


Our garden's seem to be coming into their own
splendor a bit earlier this year.
Solomon's Seal, Forget-Me-Not, Lady's Mantle


We had some (much needed) morning rain...
and now boatloads of sunshine and a nice breeze.
Phlox from an Amish roadside stand, Confederate Violet,
and a perennial favorite: Wood Violet.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wabi Wednesday


The north side of this barn,  that sits at the end 
of our daughter's driveway in Vermont
has always been the perfect "canvas" 
for some of my favorite quotes.

Make some memorable moments this week... Daryle

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Whoa... Wednesday!


Way too exciting and "over the top"...
as my summer issue of Art Doll Quarterly 
just arrived yesterday afternoon:


And who did I find is "leading the parade" of whimsical
Dr. Seuss characters... for "Answering the Call" 
to the quarterly doll challenge section?


(a little drum roll...)

The article opens with my "Strange Bird" 
and his hilarious "balancing act"...


And then... (much too my delight)
who did I find on page 114?

Yup..."Forlorn Angel Boy"

What a Wednesday!
Be blessed... Daryle

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wednesday's "Wabi"


This morning's early light... dancing off some daffodils 
and a favorite little birdhouse in our front-yard flower garden.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday's Whimsy!

It certainly ranks right up there with some of my all-time 
favorite quotes.  I found it years ago in a two-volume set 
of Christina Rossetti's poetry that I picked up at a used bookshop.
  She makes this observation:

"Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? 
Yes, work never begun." 

I was never very satisfied from the get-go with this guy...
so it's time to put him in the "unfinished, some-other-day-pile!"

Some "whimsy wisdom":  
"Know when to let it go... and move on!"

Gonna have to hustle now, to come up with something for the
ADQ June 15th deadline!  Happy Holy Week Wishes... Daryle

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Companions Are Back!

These three have been sitting far too long
on my worktable...waiting!
So... today I began to give each one of them several
color washes and layers of acrylic paint.

Boo-Hoo... these poor chaps are STILL held together 
with nothing more than pins and pieces of masking tape!

This guy has just wiggled his way into my heart!

And I'm really excited about the transparent wings 
Yes... They look very natural!
I will be posting a "How-To" one of these Wednesdays.
(No insects were harmed in the production of these wings!)

OK... the truth is... this guy really wiggled his way into my heart!
Lamb's wool hair from a local sheep farm, here in Woodstown.

He looks so much like our oldest grandson!
(Who by the way, just started wearing glasses!)

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek!  Daryle

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Trolling, Trolling, Trolling Down the River..."


The Art Doll Quarterly Challenge: "Mythological Creatures"


I finally found some time to apply an additional layer of color
to my basecoat of raw umber! 
(gettin' a little crazy in my old age)

Wishing you a week marked by wellness!
Daryle