I made Emeril's Chili for dinner last evening and just as I was finishing I heard a loud splash in the creek just outside the kitchen window. I looked out to see my "friend", the blue heron. Actually I think this wasn't the one I usually see. It appeared a bit smaller; perhaps a youngster or a female.
They are so skittish. I sneaked into my art room, changed lenses on my camera and then went on tiptoe from room to room trying to find the best place to take a picture. Unfortunately I had to take the picture through a screen and didn't really have time to fiddle with the settings on the camera. I am pretty pleased with this picture even though it is quite "noisy".
Later I got out a canvas board that I had covered in red months ago and put aside. I had this notion that I wanted to get my hands in paint so I put out some Titanium White paint and sprayed a bit of water into it, mixed it up and put my hands in it and then just put my prints on the board. From there I went through a couple of O! magazines to find hands to add. I don't know where this is going, but as I was drifting off to sleep last night I was thinking of "hand" phrases - a bird in the hand, I gotta hand it to you, hand it over, many hands make small work..... I think I will let these ideas stew a bit in my head and then play with it some more.
I am going to Nancy's this morning. We will spend a bit of time at her house - I love looking at what she has been working on - and then I think we are going into Ann Arbor to the Treasure Mart. She is the person who actually took me there for the first time last year. What a great place to browse. They have everything imaginable covering three floors. Better wear my walking shoes!
Gotta go get that first cup of coffee and decide what I am going to do with these first couple of hours of the day before I get ready to go.......