This image has been floating around in my mind for years.... Luke always sat under the little apple tree, watching for Pepe (the neighbors dog) to come and play.... They are both gone now, and the little tree is getting crookeder by the year.... I thought it was high time to get the image on canvas. (painting in acrylic is outside my usual colored pencil comfort zone).
And this stunning cartoon is of course the fantabulous Ava and Marley! I think the pen and ink versions by my lovely friend are much more striking!!! But, I decided to share them anyway, just to prove I was a teeny bit crafty this weekend!
see my fancy paper plate pallett??? Isn't that what Picasso used?? Oh, wait --- Picasso is a cat... does Picasso paint too? Was there another one someplace in art history... *Meow???
and finally, a little "mouse house" made from a card board box, and covered in birch bark! (it seems to shed from the tree naturally, and I can just leave it there on the ground! - what a waste!)
Then when we got home tonight, there were countless swans out front in the water.....
and now i must pay attention to cooking dinner....as this is typically how it gets burned. :)