So I made my first official sale today with this chicken I painted yesterday. And with PayPal no less. This online money tranferring business is like magic. One minute, the balance is $0.00 and before I knew it, money was in there! I think that’s pretty neat. This fun rooster is one of dozens that […]Read more "Going Home to Roost"
I ended up catching up on some sleep on Day 26 and taking off for a ski day on Day 27. So I’m back just in time for the lunar year beginning with our rooster here. I debated on whether to add a colored background. I didn’t and instead played around with salt to create […]Read more "Day 28: Year of the Rooster – Rising Up"
Cedar waxwings migrate from Oregon and winter in the Sacramento Valley. They are a little smaller in size than a robin. I finally saw one of these in person this past October in the native garden I manage at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. A couple of the work crews found it hopping along the […]Read more "Day 9: Cedar Waxwing"
The dark-eyed junco is another small, sparrow-sized bird that winters in the area until spring. I see the juncos foraging on the ground for seeds and insects. They are quite distinctive with their dark hoods. There are several subspecies. This one is the most common junco in California. I guess I’ll keep with the local, […]Read more "Day 7: Dark-eyed Junco"
For Day 4, here is a lunchtime birdie, a male Lesser Goldfinch. With this 30 day challenge, I have to get creative with my time so I can squeeze in paint time as I also do my regular work, regular home life, and get conditioned for my first ski day of the season on Friday. […]Read more "Day 4: Squeezing"
With the strong rainstorm last night, I had some technical difficulties and couldn’t upload anything. So here is yesterday’s Day 3. These little bluebirds are overwintering now in the Sacramento Valley. I see them along the levees near my house or along the American River Parkway. They are very cute and when I see them, […]Read more "Day 3: Western Bluebird"