Aim for the moon

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This is a collaboration between my son Kevin and myself. He cuts the boards and sands them then I paint and design

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My newest work is called Aim for the moon. First I made owls with paint and paper. A Great Horned Owl.

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A Snowy Owl

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A Barn Owl

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A little Saw Whet Owl

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A baby Burrowing Owl

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And an Adult Burrowing Owl

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I added stars and texture on the limbs.

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Leaves and tinted fiber paste on the burrow.

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Took out the letter stamps to add the quote.

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My finished painting…Aim for the moon, if you miss, you may hit a star….w. clement stone. I loved the journey of designing this and deciding with each step what direction the painting will go. It was great fun. My goal is to have fun and I did. Thanks for sharing this with me.

 

Shapes

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Sharing layer one of my owl mixed media painting, just the shapes right now. In front of the moon is a great horned owl, you can just see the shape. Next comes a snow owl, then a barn owl, a sweet little saw whet owl. At the bottom a burrowing owl with the baby in the burrow. Keep checking back for progress, this is really going to be a fun picture to put together! Hope you think it is interesting and as always….thank you for checking in.

Nature

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This week we had a leafhopper check in with us. I also saw him on the pool fence too. I am sure he was the same fellow. Why wouldn’t he be?:)

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At the end of May I took a snapshot of the neighbors pine tree. I was amazed at all the new pine cones it was growing only on the upper half.

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Here it is last week. The pine cones are turning brown.

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This Great Horned Owl is so cool. My brother-in-law Keith took this picture. It was sitting on the fence behind their house. To me it looks like his head is turned around because those have got to be his tail-feathers. Such a wise and serious face.

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This Luna Moth decided to stop by for a few hours and hang around. It lost the two long hangy wings so I wonder if it has a harder time flying. Those decorations on the wings look like they are painted on.

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I follow a blog that does much journal drawing. She is always stopping and drawing the pods left over from the flowers and they are very neat. So here I snapped a photo of daylily pods and I think I got an extra bug on it for good measure. They are interesting and the blog is Dispatch from LA…dispatchfromla.com.

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Different daylily pods.

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Zinnia blooming from my planted seeds. They were called giants on the seed package….they are kind of tall but I was expecting a much bigger bloom. Still pretty though.

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Thought I would get a shot of my ornamental grass by the dryer vent. See all the lint on the ground? It is nice and full this year.

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The bloom looks like a fuzzy catapiller.

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Late season poppies. Pretty but a little worn around the edges. Have you had any interesting nature creatures or blooms stop by your home? I am very interested, tell me about them and leave me a message. Thanks for stopping!