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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Nature's Treasure


Well here they are, those very same daffodils from yesterday. I woke to find they had exploded with life during the night and turned into a pot of gold.

We gained two new family members today, 'Bonnie & Clyde' , Harry's new pet budgies.
Bonnie is pure white and Clyde has the most beautiful, bright aqua shades rolling down his back. He is a real cheeky character but Bonnie loves him and they look so cute together. They spoke to each other while I sketched this afternoon...spring flowers and the sound of birds - Magical!

Sketching Clyde from life was near impossible, he just didn't stop moving and even did a little dance for Bonnie at one point. I can see my new subjects are going to prove more than a little challenging.

9 comments:

mARTa said...

Is it spring already? oh, why not!!! The promise is there isn't it? These sketches are wonderful and I'm getting excited about the explosion of color that will be here before we know it!!!!

Susan's Scribbles said...

Lovely job as always. I am trying to talk myself out of a budgie because, well, it would be more work. But goodness, I have wanted one since I was a child. Will my inner child win this one or my grumpy adult who doesn't want another mess to clean up? Hmmm. . . .

Anonymous said...

lovely flowers...is a budgie like a.......parakeet???......deni...;)

Serena said...

Congratulations on the two newest additions to the family, Anita! BEAUTIFUL sketches! I LOVE your use of colour. I'm wondering if these budgies are typical of the budgies we have here in Australia? They can learn words and talk quite well?

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Your work is so alive and to see all this yellow makes me jump for joy that (we think) Spring is on the way. Say how de do to the family additions for me. Lucky Harry - does this mean he has to clean them out?????

Joan said...

What a lovely way to start the day...flowers opening and new pets!! Enjoy it all!

weebug said...

the sketch of the daffodils is beautiful! enjoy the budgies, they are fun pets to have.

Sandy said...

What a glorious breath of springtime- I love the sketches - its quite welcome on my end of this drab February - and congratulations on the new family members.

caseytoussaint said...

I really like your light, delicate touch on these, Anita - it fits the subject perfectly. And your recent studio work is incredible.