And no, I’m not talking about Congress.
Alas and alack, my computer is corrupt. Not surprising really, I do live in Illinois after all. Yes, the State that was just charged with securities fraud which I guess makes all the Illini and our puppy dogs too, felons (allegedly).
“Oh I’m a felon, you’re a felon, he’s a felon, she’s felon, wouldn’t you like to live in Illinois too!”
So anyway, I have 2600 plus error messages on my computer. And yet it keeps on going, generating error after error after error. I’d like to say I’ve never worked with people like that but sadly, I have.
At least I’m over my Hitchcock/Poe/Ansel Adams stage..
Okay I think I’m really done.
(I’m not making any promises mind you.)
I was considering going back to being a bird stalker (allegedly).
But my bird stalking desires were temporarily sated by finally being able to take a photo of the barred owl in my backyard. For almost four years he’s been back there yelling “Who cooks for you!’. I don’t know why he’s so obsessed with what goes on in my kitchen but at least I now have his photo in case he breaks in and rearranges my pots and pans.
So at a loss at what to do with myself I went over to the local zoo.
Little did I know that they recently acquired a panda. Yes a panda!
It’s on their Endangered Animals Carousel.
This is the rare prancing, fanged panda.
Then I meet the Tiger who was seems to be designed to make sure your child never ever wants to go back on a carousel.
And just in case that didn’t scare them..
Which explains why this one looks so nervous.
But doesn’t explain the supercilious grin on this one.
Which is followed by my favorite, the not so rare naughty cat with a fish.
And all this means is that I spent all day in a zoo and mostly took photos of fake animals.
Yeah, that’s how I roll.
I finally remembered how to paint again, thank goodness, I was getting worried.
This is an acrylic, of a pond near my house with ice on it as the sun was thinking of going down.
As you can see, I also remembered how to write run on sentences.
This is an acrylic that was done in a paint a long session on Wetcanvas (with thanks to Beth for putting her photo in Wetcanvas’s Reference Image Library).
And this one is also from a paint a long on Wetcanvas, which I hosted as a lesson in painting on a black background. My thanks to SBJ for the original reference photo.
Note: There’s no time limits on a paint a long, so if you want to join in, go for it!
My apologies for not being around too much, other then sheer procrastination, I have no excuse.
None at all!
I’ll be back.
(Please read that last part in a Schwarzenegger type of voice.)
©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2013