Monday, April 23, 2012

Limpy & Gimpy

I painted this watercolor a few years ago for my grandmother. Her house overlooks a pond, though we have never had Canada Geese on it.

 Just a few weeks ago one lonesome goose who had an injured leg showed up on our pond. We tried to catch her so we could take her to the vet but couldn't get close enough before she swam out of reach. We put food out and hoped for the best. She has mended slowly. She still only uses one leg but is much stronger and can get around pretty good now. 

She left for a few days, we thought something happened to her. But what do you know…she came back with a mate, who has a bad leg too. Where did they find each other? 

They are a beautiful addition to our pond and we hope they stick around.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Freeze Tag Frisbee

My niece and nephew invented this game. I wanted to play Frisbee but it wasn’t exciting enough for them.

Equipment needed: A soft sided Frisbee, a rubber dog Frisbee works well, and a few kids that like being chased and having things thrown at them.

The object of the game is to throw the Frisbee at (not to) the kids, hit them with it subsequently freezing them. The remaining un-frozen children can un-freeze the frozen child by any means they want, i.e. crawling between their legs, tapping them on the shoulder or a friendly slap in the head.

The goal of the game is to wear the kids out, get a little exercise yourself and ultimately freeze all the kids at the same time so you can get back to whatever you were doing.

Have fun!

Friday, April 6, 2012

A Walk In The Woods

One of my favorite places to go hiking in my area is Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park just north of Tallahassee FL. There are hiking, horseback riding and mountain bile trails.

My husband and I were on a hike and stopped to take a few pictures. This tree caught my eye and I snapped a pic of it. It looked like a big swoosh and I knew I had to paint it.

Oil on Wood 11" x 14"
I’m really excited about how this one turned out. I think I captured the elements that stood out in my memory. The stream, the vegetation and the swoosh tree.