Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A visit


Today I was in my studio, cleaning up a little as part of a frenzied search for some lost watercolors, when I heard all this racket outside. It seemed quite loud, and I couldn't figure out what it might be. I thought there was a person outside the house or something. So I had to go out and investigate. I walked out the front door, and looked around. Finally, I turned my head to the right, and there, above the studio window was a roadrunner, scuffling about on the overhang! I love those roadrunners, and have wanted to sketch them for some time now. However, they are superfast, and usually I only catch a glimpse of them as they zoom past the house. It must have been the claws of the roadrunner I was hearing on the red tile of the overhang. Hoping for a miracle, I quickly ran inside to get my camera. Fortunately, the roadrunner was still there when I came out. I had just enough time to shoot this photo, before it jumped off and ran away. Still, it was a highlight!

Yes, the lost watercolors. I had done a series of little watercolors, and was intending to blow them up large in oil. I have already painted two, which you have seen. Well, I had quite a few more that I really liked, and today I was going to start on them. I can't find them!!!!!!! Can you believe it? I mean, I have a drawer that I keep them in, and they weren't in their drawer. I combed the entire studio, looking for those darn things. Being interrupted by the roadrunner was a salvation, in a way, since I was beginning to lose my temper! If you could all please send out a little prayer that I find my little watercolors, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm not kidding when I tell you that I finally had to re-direct my attention elsewhere, I was so frustrated! Where ARE they???!!! ugh. And to think I was getting so organized. So much for THAT notion.

Here is a lovely little red cactus that caught my eye this morning when I was out with Mr. Pono the dog. Enjoy.

5 comments:

Debra said...

I hope you find your watercolors!!!
And by the way....Pono is a cutie.

kim* said...

wow thats an interesting bird to find. i saw some birdies outside my home but not this unique.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Do you think the Roadrunner was knocking to come into the studio and help you find your watercolors? What a thoughtful neighbor. Please give Pono hugs from his pals in texas....
Nancy and the puggies

priya said...

goodness! so that is what a roadrunner looks like. i remember some comics from my childhood which i enjoyed, about 'Beep Beep the road runner' and a Coyote.
the cactus is so beautiful and unusual.

High Desert Diva said...

Coyotes & road runners. Fun, fun. We just have the coyotes....