Getting Ready For The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition!

Heading soon to SEWE!

by Rachelle Siegrist

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Very early bloomers in our yard this year!

This past week has been kind of crazy weather wise!  On our daily walks, we’ve gone from wearing shorts to the heaviest coat I own, and back to shorts again throughout the week, with a few snow flurries even mixed in.  Birds are filling the air with their springtime songs and the plants are totally confused as to which month it is, therefore many are starting to bud out way early.  The bright cheery yellow Daffodils are already in full bloom, even preempting the small delicate flowers of the Crocus!  Needless to say, it’s certainly keeping things interesting around here, and I personally have sure enjoyed getting to eat breakfast on the back porch a couple of mornings, as well as wearing shorts and flip flops a couple of days this winter!

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Wes with all of our miniature paintings soon to be packed up for SEWE

 

Meanwhile in the studio, we have been painting like crazy while working on commissions and paintings for upcoming show deadlines.  Wes has also begun the tedious process of filling out paperwork, printing labels and all of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into our shows like the upcoming Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston, SC this next week.  We’ve also managed to sneak in some fun time with friends a couple of evenings this past week, while watching a documentary on Holbein and another on the newly discovered reason the Titanic sank, both very interesting indeed!

Last evening we enjoyed a wonderful birthday party for our neighbor friend Ann, at their beautiful home. Delicious food, as well as much laughter and stories, especially tales about fishing filled the evening.  The funny thing is though, that it was her husband Jeff’s intention to throw her a surprise party.  However, just starting to learn how to use social media, he accidentally posted his “private” messages on friends’ FaceBook walls, instead of in a private message.  Of course Ann spotted it right away, announcing that it sounded good to her!  So even though it was no surprise, it was still a fun one!


~ Fresh off the Easels ~

I finished my dog commission this past week, of a beautiful and adorable Boykin Spaniel named Chili, or affectionately called Chili dog.  She was such a joy to paint, and brought a smile to my face the entire time I was painting her!  Wes and I also finished another commission, which is a surprise, so I’ll have to wait to share it with you. We have several more commissions lined up, so I’ll be sharing them with you as we finish them.

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Chili
Boykin Spaniel painting, dog painting, commission a dog painting
Chili’s precious portrait with my hands for scale

We greatly look forward to spending time with many of you at SEWE in Charleston, SC this next week, while you delight in seeing our numerous miniature paintings brand new to the show this year!


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Until next time . . .

~ Rachelle

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