Tuesday, June 8, 2010

T and morning sun


how unusual to have the sun streaming in so early in the morning!
where I live is subject to the whims of marine air ...
... which is usually quite wet!
June gloom
or
June-uary
but not today!!!

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as you know I've been working on a series:

page 1 is completed
my plans for the next page are devoted to one animal only
a magnificent and gentle animal
the
manatee
an animal that in all it's softness and slowness and simple need for habitat
relies on humans to be mindful and careful and generous of spirit

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thank you to everyone for your kind comments through these oil spill posts
it is a lovely thing to share an awe and appreciation of nature

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20 comments:

Delphyne said...

I can't wait to see the manatee - they are so sweet and gentle.

~*~Patty said...

Love your proactive approach to the ongoing oil spill tragedy ... you artwork is like sunshine on a rainy day!

Lovely T post and thank you for spreading sunshine and hope and so much more ... art heals!
oxo

La Dolce Vita said...

so nice to come for tea at your place, and I love your positive approach to the oil spill, lovely watercolors, and it must feel so good to do it!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's so good to see this series together. I had no idea they were all drawn on the same page. I'm always happy when I see an environmental post, and this one is no different. I look forward to the manatee gracing your newest page.

Happy Tea Tuesday. If I didn't know any better, I would think that was coffee you were drinking (grin).

I'm glad you brought up June uary in your post. Most people visit California (which is of course a "few miles" south of you) in the summer and are so disappointed. Winter is the time to visit the west coast for the sun and enjoyable days. June is seldom a good time, and that reminder brought back a flood of memories from when I was out there on company business during the months of June and July several years ago.

sukipoet said...

nice to see the four on the page like this. beautiful. Manatee. I love them so. I almost moved to Florida so I could be near them. Course I've never even been to FLA but oh well.

Caryl said...

These water colours are beautiful and I love the journal pages you are working on. Did you make that journal yourself?

heather noye said...

beautiful! can't wait to see the manatee.

Carola Zajdman said...

Wounderful work Kimmie !!

bad penny said...

the Manatee is such a gentle soul

Terri Kahrs said...

Love seeing these beautiful creatures together on one page, Kimmie. Interesting that you're doing a manatee next. When my daughter was little, she had a plush manatee that she carried around - She named him "Hugh". True story. From the minds of children. Hugs, Terri xoxo

From the Kitchen said...

The book is already a treasure! I find myself anxiously awaiting the next lovely creature that will appear on the page. It's nice to have some positive images.

Best,
Bonnie

Healing Woman said...

I have a feeling that your journal will be very, very valuable some day.

neva gagliano said...

such lovely renderings honoring these delicate creatures at a time when the balance of nature is at an all time mess...a positive, affirming project.

S. Etole said...

the soft colors you have used speak of gentle beauty ...

Dianne said...

Hi Kimmie! I love your water color tribute to these delicate creatures... I hope you don't mind if I post my Manatee in pastels in concert with yours in water colors. I loved sharing my Cara Cara with you and your Plover!

Halle said...

Amazing drawings and watercolor work!

Steph said...

Kimmie, these are gorgeous!!! I love them and thank you for sharing.Let's pray all will be well soon....kindest steph

Catharina Maria said...

So sad for the sealife in your country .
You have made beautiful aquarels of them .
Love ♥RINI♥

Linda said...

What a special page that has turned out to be.....a perfect arrangement. Where did you get your sketchbook from Kimmie? I like the edges!

Lynn said...

The book layout is beautiful I love looking at your paintings. Thanks for doing it and sharing it here.