There’s a humming in my ears…

No, no, not the lightning strike, that was a ringing…

This is a definite hum…


Couldn’t figure it out but then I stumbled into this conversation.


Two hummingbirds walk into a bar..

Left hummingbird:   “HI!”

Right hummingbird:   “Hello.”


Left Hummingbird:  “I can make a feather on my head stand up!”

Right Hummingbird:   *blink * *blink*


Left Hummingbird:   “Try it, Dude!”

Right Hummingbird:  “That’s too weird for me.  I’m outta here.”


Left Hummingbird:  “Hey! Where you going? Can I have the rest of your drink?..Dude?…”



Sparrow:  “Was that supposed to be funny?”

Nuthatch:  “I didn’t think so.”





Did you know that peacocks can fly?

I didn’t know that until I saw this guy.



And when peahens sleep they look like they’re dead.

And if you go kick them to see if they’re okay, they bite.



And sometimes Meerkats act real trampy.



And my neighbor thinks this sculpture is a lighthouse.



Don’t look at me like that.

I’m not judging..I’m just saying…

Hey, look at the pretty flower!






©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012

Twitchy eyes and pirates

I’m suffering from eyestrain. My eyes are hot and dry. And the right one keeps twitching.

twitch twitch twitch…

I also pulled the arch in my foot.

limp limp limp…

It’s so bad now that when I went to get the mail with my hair unkempt, limping and twitching, small children and animals ran away from me.

It probably doesn’t help that I call the mail “My Precious”.

So I need to take a break.

I could put a patch on my eye. But then I would have to say “Arrrr” and “Matey” and get a parrot. I’d also have to get my boat out and float up and down the Mississippi pillaging and looting.

But the boat is still winterized and Sampson is not fond of parrots (he has met a parrot and it mocked him). And to boot my mother would be mortified if I pillaged and looted.

All together it’s just too much work.

But that’s okay, I’ll be back in a week or two. In the meantime Dummy has decided he’s capable of helping me out. He played a couple rounds of golf with some doctors and now he thinks he knows everything.

I just hope he doesn’t try to use his stethoscope.

It’ll break his heart to find out that he doesn’t have ears.

I did this little acrylic, ATC size 3.5 by 3.5 inches before my eyes went buggy. It’s of the Chicago Lighthouse that can be seen from Navy Pier. As always it will appear bigger than it actually is.

So I hope you all have a nice couple of weeks. Enjoy yourselves. Run amok.

But if you do happen to see a wild haired limping twitchy person, please be kind. Really really kind…


©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012

I accidentally “liked” myself…

Yes I did, I’m not even sure how I liked myself. But I did. I mean I do like myself, that’s not a problem. It just seems a bit presumptuous to “like” myself on the internet.

Here’s a little lighthouse scene. This was done based on a lighthouse I saw while whale watching in New Brunswick near the Maine border.  It’s an acrylic miniature, 2.5 by 3.5 inches.

 NB lighthouse by Virginia Spencer

©Virginia Spencer,, 2011