A Cute Little Video Sure to Make You Smile!

“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.”
Claude Monet

Breanna and me having lots of fun coloring during her recent visit.

It seems that almost any time that I’m around little friends, we end up coloring. What’s funny is that I’m probably more excited to have someone to color with me, than they with me! Our friend Jimmy just emailed the above photo to me, of his precious daughter Breanna and me coloring during their last visit to our area. Alas, I think that I shall never grow too old to enjoy coloring! And “coloring”, with our watercolors, is what Wes and I have been spending much of our time this past week doing. We enjoyed watching the great movie, “Secretariat”, at our friends, Fred and Barbs house, one evening this past week. We were joined by a few other friends and enjoyed yummy treats while we watched the movie and a nice slide show of photos that Fred took during a recent visit to the Kentucky horse farm area. Another evening was spent watching a couple of great old movies at our neighbor friends, Richard and Melodie’s home. Yet another evening we played canasta at our house with neighbor friends. I won’t tell you who won, but will say that the girls decided it was just a silly, old game that evening!
I’ve been enjoying the pleasure of eating my breakfast outside most mornings, and being quite entertained while doing so! The deck is usually filled with birds and squirrels all trying to eat us out of house and home. The beautiful Gray Fox has returned a couple of times, and Dovecakes and Peedeepeeps certainly let me know when they’re ready for their treats! Little Boomer continues to come daily, and I managed to get some cute video of him and my precious Willow during one of their not so friendly interactions. Willow is the only squirrel that will stand up to Boomer, and they really fuss at each other at times, but mainly Willow just ignores him, turning her backside to him. So I do hope you enjoy this quick little video of them. Be sure you have your volume up, as Boomer’s fussy noises are sure to make you smile!

The opening of our exhibition at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, TX, was June 10 and runs through August 28, 2011. If you’re in the area, be sure to enjoy seeing our exhibit and this lovely museum.
Fresh off the easel: I finished my miniature painting of a beautiful Yellow Lab playing in the Sea of Cortez. We took the photo during our recent expedition to the area in San Carlos. Wes finished his miniature painting this past week of a double Hibiscus and a House Finch, being beautifully backlit by the sun.

"A Good Swim" by Rachelle, is 2¾ x 4¾ inches.
"Hibiscus and House Sparrow" by Wes, is 3 x 2 inches.

Currently on the easel: I’m working on a miniature painting of an adorable Prairie Dog with its mouth totally crammed full of grass. The lighting on this perfect pose is stunning, giving forth an array of warm pastel colors, creating almost a fairytale appearance. Wes is painting on a miniature of a nice gathering of Gulf Fritillary Butterflies on a grouping of pink Cone Flowers. The photo, from which it is being painted, was taken in our front yard last year.

Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂


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