Wednesday, June 2, 2010

one way to cope


I am sad beyond words about The Oil Spill.
Today I painted this little guy.
The Ornate Chorus Frog.
His home is in the marshes of the Southeastern United States
He is very small (about 1 inch) and lives in burrows he makes in the mud.
Mud that is not meant to be inundated with oil and Corexit.


I'm sorry I missed tea with everyone this week ....
just not feeling much like a party I guess.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

No, there are no words to describe the Gulf situation. It's an unending horror, it seems, and I do wonder when and how it will end.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This disaster in the Gulf is akin to a war that will not end quickly or easily. Like war, there are huge numbers of loss of life, and neither side wins. Nature has been defiled, brought about by human greed.

I'm now off my soap box and enjoying your lovely Chorus Frog painting, which is adorable, I might add.

ale said...

dear kimmie... your little frog is beautifull..is a smile in all this disaster...l wish and hope never more ! happened something like this again !!!yes,is very sad....we shared with you all this feelings!!!!besos enormes kimmie!

Carola Zajdman said...

Great work Kimmie for a such a problem, so sad. xoxo

*jean* said...

me too kimmie, sad...love your frog...it really a beautiful little painting...

Terri Kahrs said...

My heart is breaking and I can barely watch the news any more. So much death and destruction. I feel your pain, Kimmie. Hugs, Terri xoxo

sukipoet said...

I cant bear to watch or listen anymore either. Sometimes I think I make a mess of things, then I try to repair them. But my messes are teeny compared to this.

Love the little frog. Hope those of his kind and all creatures great and small find a way to survive man's foolishness.

~*~Patty said...

yes Kimmie, it is a tragedy beyond words...
your frog is precious...as we know!
oxo

Dianne said...

Love your chorus frog. I used to be a member of a program called the Frog Listening Network. It is an initiative that teaches people to identify frogs by their calls, which are distinct to each species just like birds. We and those we trained would monitor frog calls at night and record the data for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Frogs are excellent indicators of the health of their ecosystem. So monitoring their calls gave us data on their populations to determine the health of the ecosystem. Chorus Frog calls sound like marbles being hit together. Want to know what a Green Tree Frog sounds like? Hold your nose and say "hey baby" over and over again!

La Dolce Vita said...

yes a terrible tragedy, and this too shall pass... hugs to you!

deb said...

Kimmie,

it is almost beyond comprehension, short term and long term.

are you selling these ?

they are gorgeous, and valuable and what a tribute you are giving to these innocent victims .

La Bella Vie said...

I cannot even begin to tell you how devastating this has been to me and all of humanity, it makes me sick beyond words. I have listened and waited for more news, any news on this terrible tragic event and yet the media seems to down play its importance or what is being done about it!
This has forever changed earth as we know it and for those of us that have never even had the chance to see the Gulf coast and the beauty that lives (lived) there. And we will never ever get that opportunity now. I am sick beyond words over this and I thank you for showing me what these lovely creatures look like in all their beauty...
Terry

ELK said...

you are doing a lovely thing with the paintings...blessings

studio lolo said...

What a beautiful way to get your grief out and give a voice and a face to the creatures so devastated by this apocalypse.
I feel frozen in place, stuck in all the muck and mire of this devastation. I know I'll figure out a way to help.

I came here via Suki. I'm glad I did ;)