Archive for December, 2013

The Sixes are now the Fives

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

I don’t know where the sixth turkey has gone off to but I haven’t seen her in about a week. We assume she’s gone to camp (the preverbial place where turkeys go to have fun). So, with only 5 of them, they are now the Fives. I’m not sure if I want to hand feed them but they are as close as my feet.


The Peanut

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

The gifts were barely unwrapped before the wrapping was claimed by peanut. peanut

Photo retouching – Next Year’s Christmas Card

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

I’m still practicing drawing on my tablet. This one turned out nice enough that I think we’ll be using it for our Christmas Cards. Originally this was a photo from our yard.


(click image to enlarge)

Pencil, charcoal, & crosshatch

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

I thought this would turn out better than it did but that’s why they call it practice.


Replacing Our First Idaho License Plates

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Today marks the end of an era. We’ve been here long enough (7 years) that the state is replacing our license plates. Call me sentimental, but these were the first non-Illinois license plates we’ve had since we began driving.


Gross Beak Illustration

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Illustration practice on my Android tablet. This was a visitor on our back porch. (Click to enlarge the image)


Photo Used.

Buddy the dog.

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Virtual pencil drawing of Buddy the dog. (I had to say “the dog” just so you know what you’re looking at. )


(click to enlarge)

Flower painting

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Finger painting on my tablet. It’s a flower. I have to state this because many folks didn’t realize my last image was a calf (mistaking it for a deer, goat, hedgehog, etc.). Clearly, this stuff requires practice.

flower[click to enlarge because you want to see the mistakes better]

Tablet Painting

Monday, December 9th, 2013

I’ve been so inspired by paintings by my mom and my sister. Two very talented artists. I can only aspire to their level. Using the medium of my tablet, I thought I’d take a crack at some painting myself. Here’s one of my first efforts. Yes, I have a long way to go.


Click to enlarge.


Christmas Video

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Below is a little video that I’d been wanting to do for years. Finally have a camera that can do time lapse photography. If your browser can’t view it, just click this link to download it.


Merry Christmas!

Christmas tree 2013

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Saviour!