Thursday, May 15, 2008
Going to Colorado - I'm a finalist for a percent for art commission and a sculpture for the upcoming Yew Dell show
Here you can see I have crayoned on the basic design which will be a dancer, leaping. The inspiration for the piece was a stick caught in a spider web that if you squinted just right,
might have been a person leaping with this stuff trailing at the back. I guess you had to be there.
Here is the beginning of the figure. I had a small oil clay model to help me determine where everything was and what I needed to remove. This is the ugly stage of the sculpture. Just got to have faith that the form you want is in there, somewhere....
Another view of the dancer as he emerges.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
These are Shooting Star Lillies, growing on a cliff.
Blue-eyed Mary covers large patches of ground in blue and white. This is Valerian
Not a flower, but still interesting, this is a Morel mushroom.This is Spiderwort
This is the mystery flower. It has two biologists stumped. What is it? Does anyone know?
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Here are the eight babies getting heated up before the drive to Radcliff.
What a sweet baby face.
The drive through Irvington - distance from our house to Radcliff - 45 miles.
The incubator the possums now share with 7 other baby possums.
Monika the benefactress of countless lucky birds, mammals and reptiles - one time she had a
box turtle which had been stepped on by a cow. The season is just beginning for her - right now she has 700 baby birds, 15 possums and 11 raccoons. I tried taking pictures of the baby birds, but they came out too blurry. Pretty soon, she will be overrun with fawns. In this picture, she is holding an opossum that will be 1 year old in October. I believe his name is Bob ( I could be wrong) and he is not releasable.
I am so grateful to have Monika and Woodland Wildlife - she works around the clock caring for these animals, I don't know how she does it. I always take a donation - we took a $50.00 check to offset the expense of the possums, but Woodland Wildlife really needs donations. If you can help, please send a tax deductible check to:
Woodland Wildlife Rehabilitation
297 N. Woodland Dive
Monika has many birds that can't be released back into the wild and so are permanent residents
like these barn owls, the red shoulder hawk and the great horned owl below.