Saturday, April 27, 2013

Still not much doing in my part of the art world, though I did get some new supplies.  I have been digging holes, though!  Holes in my yard..... for an order of daylilies that I was NOT prepared to receive so early in the season.  I have many older clumps of these plants that desperately need dividing, and must also have spaces to put those extra plants.  

I'm thinking of making a new blog, just for the garden pics!  Tried to do it just now, but I'm having a spot of difficulty getting it set up.  I'll have to try again at a later date.  Persistence! 

Eventually, there will be a glorious assortment of daylilies, all through the late spring to mid fall.  This year could be just a tad slow, but the gardens will still be bouncing nicely, I'm certain of that!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Update -- or rather, lack thereof

Sorry, but I have not been making art of any kind for over a week!  I have been making lists, of daylilies that should be blooming first, later, last, in my gardens.  This should help identify the ones that missed identification last summer.  I had gotten most, but not all.  I have lots of sprouts already, yippee!  They should not be troubled more than a little bit by the snow we had yesterday.  They're rugged little critters!  I will be working on one small sculpt tomorrow, and hope to get it into the mail early next week.  I'll wait until it's received before I post a photo of it, though.  
I guess I could show you what I photographed this morning ... windflowers in the snow!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Swtiching gears again... back to LOTR!

The Hobbit came out on dvd, and I've watched it three times in the two weeks that I've had it.  In between, I've squeezed in another marathon of Lord of the Rings.  Best movie(s) ever made!  So, I have three more sketches from that series: the first from Fellowship of the Ring, when the orcs in Moria bring out their formidable ally to fight the Fellowship for them. 

Boromir says, calmly and with distinct irony: 
"They have a cave troll!"

          This troll doesn't seem to like Frodo!  Imagine that .......

In Return of the King, there is much festive partying, to celebrate their victories.  Legolas and Gimli bond even further with a drinking game!   Later, when nearly all are bedded down for the night, Aragorn takes a walk, and finds Legolas staring out into the evening sky.  They begin a conversation.

Legolas: "The stars are veiled.  Something stirs in the east -- a sleepless malice.  The eye of the Enemy is moving."

(There are stars quite visible in the night sky. Go to bed, Legolas. You're drunk and paranoid.)

At the coronation of King Elessar, he earnestly addresses those attending:

"This day does not belong to one man, but to all.  Let us together rebuild this world, that we may share in the days of peace."

Long live King Elessar!