Poetry And Paintings

I love writing poetry and wrote my first poems as a little girl. As a matter of fact, I’m planning to publish a poetry book sometime this year, featuring a collection of poems I’ve written over the past few years, with a miniature painting to go along with each one. Knowing how much I enjoy writing poems, my dad recently suggested that I try writing a story in poetry style. So I did just that after our last kayaking trip a couple of months ago, and thought you’d enjoy reading it as much as he did . . . So enjoy!
The Lone Fisherman
Well, the sun finally made an appearance today,
So Wes and I decided to go out and play.

We loaded up the kayaks into our van,
Packed a lunch and made a plan.
Before we knew it we were at the lake,
Hoping the fish would give Wes a break.
When all of a sudden we saw a loon,
But under he went, disappearing too soon.
The water was smooth and there wasn’t any wind,
So merrily we went, paddling up to the end.
There I saw an old, lone fisherman,
Standing there a grinin’ with a pole in his hand.
When questioned he said, “I ain’t caught a thing!”
And then this song he started to sing,
“Here little fishy swimming in the brook,
Won’t you bite on my bright shiny hook?”
Well, this looked like a great place for a snack,
So I started looking through my little food pack.
I sat there eating chocolate, with the sun on my knees,
While listening to the wind a blowin’ through the trees.
Paddling back, I saw sticks floating here and there,
The ends gnawed off and the bark stripped clear.
“It must be a beaver!” I said to myself,
It’s either a beaver or a Bucktooth elf!
All too soon our day came to an end,
But before we know it more adventures will begin!


~  In The Studio  ~

wonders of the west wes siegrist miniature painting

Once again, we’ve been very busy at the easels this pas week. Unfortunately what we’re currently working on is a surprise commission and paintings for upcoming juried shows, so I’ll have to wait and share them with you later on. Wes spent time packing up numerous miniature paintings this week, which will be shipped out to upcoming shows very soon at Seaside Art and SnowGoose Galleries. We’re delighted to have four paintings included in the Wonders of the West show, at the Customs House Museum located in Clarksville, TN.  The exhibition opens March 21st and runs thru May 31st. Exquisite Miniatures was at this beautiful museum a couple of years ago, so we’re delighted to have work being displayed there once more! Shown above is one of our four paintings “Mountain Man Herb Herrick” available for purchase through this exciting exhibition!

~  See Our Miniatures In-Person This Week At ~

Brookgreen Gardens ~ Murrells Inlet, SC

Exquisite Miniatures at Brookgreen Gardens

Society of Animal Artists’ 59th Annual Art & The Animal National Tour
 The Evelyn Burrow Museum, Hanceville, AL

Would you love to enjoy your special friend as a miniature painting?                                 Then commission us to do just that! Email photos for consideration to us at siegrist@artofwildlife.com

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Until Next Time . . . 

~ Rachelle

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