Spring Has Sprung!
by Rachelle Siegrist
Spring has sprung . . . the grass has risen . . . although it’s cold enough out today, that it doesn’t feel too much like it! Nonetheless, winter is behind us now, and I for one am quite happy to welcome warmer weather, flowers and trees that will soon be covered in green leaves! Since my parents left last Sunday morning, nothing much exciting has happened here this past week. We’ve spent the time catching up on business tasks, painting, framing and shipping paintings off to various shows. So I thought I’d just share a few photos and memories from our trip to Florida, and a couple which family members sent to me this past week.
While in Florida, Tyler and I had a ball building these adorable critters out of his LEGO blocks, and what else would a wildlife artist build, other than critters! Of course we had to photograph them by the pond for a more authentic look.
Every time we visit Florida, I try to make it over to the beach at least once and was delighted to spend an afternoon there last time! Although the water was too cold to enjoy, we had a ball playing in the sand burying Haydyn’s legs and building a sand castle. The scent of saltwater spray in the air, and sound of crashing waves made it even better!
Sadly we couldn’t join in on the fun this time, but my brother Marshall and Dad have enjoyed fishing on Lake Okeechobee this past week. They caught quite a few Speckled Perch early yesterday morning and Dad caught a nice sized one!
Marshall works at East Coast Screen Printing in Okeechobee, which is owned by a fellow graduate of mine. Since perfectionism runs in our family, Marshall is truly a master at what he does, and it’s always a treat when he makes something special for me! This past visit he made me a T-shirt with a bicycle on it, using glitter paint, which I totally love! He also greatly surprised Wes and me with this awesome cup on which he engraved our logo, in wood-like lettering!!! They turn out high quality printing products there, so if you are looking for someone to do your printing needs, I highly recommend letting them take care of it for you at East Coast Screen Printing.
~ Currently On and Off the Easel ~
I’m currently painting on this dog commission of a West Highland Terrier, named Abbey. She is simply adorable and is going to be a fun one to paint! I’ll be sharing more of her progress with you in the near future.
Wes finished his painting of this adorable baby elephant playing in a mud puddle this past week. He looks like he’s having almost as much fun as my Niece and Nephew do playing in the mud! This one was sent with others to Canada for Picture This Framing and Gallery’s 11th Masterpieces In Miniature Art Show.
Wes is currently painting on this lovely commission of two precious baby doves, which the collectors took a photo of in their beautiful yard.
Until next time . . .