Some of you may have thought that I, BW, no longer existed and that this blog was solely about the artist. You’ll be happy to know that we have an adventure planned. A picnic!
Here I am preparing to head out.
My camera is packed, notepad on hand and a tablecloth to sit on, just in case its damp outside (personally I think we need a checkered tablecloth though–maybe Kara will listen to me on that). The only thing missing is my bird book and food, but we plan to collect that when we get to the bird refuge. We will catch creepy, crawly snakes, scurrying mice and flopping fish, all delicacies meant to entice a Great Blue Heron. (Hopefully, Mr. or Mrs. Heron does not mistake me for food.)
During our picnic I will be collecting important information about Herons that I can pass on to you. While studying the Heron in its habitat, we plan to get some good reference photos that Kara can use to replicate our picnic in a painting. Our goal is to have the fourth painting in The Bird-Watcher series done by the end of April. A lofty goal since this is going to be a big painting, but it is attainable…I have faith in her. I’m sure she will keep you posted as this process progresses.
In closing–I thought you might like to see the ‘selfie’ I took last summer.
I am a curious artist who enjoys stimulating dialogue, exploring perspective and relationship in all things art, life (human and animal kingdom alike) and my beliefs...I avoid politics when possible.
A little background on this blog--I'd been going to an art group for Christians called The Responding and a few months in I decided to respond--yep, I'm a slow one to respond. About the same time my husband wanted me to illustrate some of his children's poetry, which is far from my style. I was praying about it and woke up with the idea to start doodling responses to my morning devotions and hopefully I'd be able to develop a style that could work for poetry. I decided to doodle through My Utmost for His Highest. At first I started with just doodles, then I decided to add a brief thought response on the back of the card. Then one day I thought, "Why keep these to myself, I'll start a Facebook photo page. Eventually it became this blog.
What's planned for the future? When I've doodled through the whole book I plan to do a physical show with them. I will also choose some to develop further and the remainder I will. sell them. All proceeds will go to relieve abuse of all kinds. Currently I'm exploring ministries and orginizations that have credible backgrounds to invest in. More details will be made available as I continue on with this venture. I'm trusting God to lead me.
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This is clever, Kara, loved it. I would like to make a felted Blue Heron so will be interested in seeing your pictures and all that you learn about them.
I’m enjoying your posts. Linda
Thank you Linda!