Monday, September 8, 2008

Rattlesnakes and desert things

Hello dear blog readers! We are getting ready to leave town for a couple of days, but I wanted to give you a little something to tide you over, since I won't be posting again until we get back. (Either Wednesday or Thursday). The day before yesterday, on our run with the dog, we had a close encounter of the rattlesnake variety. Mr. Slither was sunning himself in the middle of the dirt road where we run, and Matthias nearly stepped right on him! I, of course, panicked and stopped dead. (I am not a huge fan of rattlesnakes.) I began yelling "snake! SNAKE! SNAAAAKE!" Matthias finally got the message. So of course I had to have my photograph. I made Matthias take the photos, though. I couldn't seem to get myself close enough. Here they are! If you feel like a close up, click on the photo.

I also made monotypes on Saturday, and had an okay day. Not quite as good as I had hoped, but still, it is so fun! (Yes, Priya, I am the luckiest girl! If you ever come for a visit, I will make sure you can make monotypes with me.) Here is one of my favorite ones. This is a bigger one, measuring 14 x 11 inches. I called it "Flower in Violet". You will see more when we return!

I am getting prepared for the Studio Tours in October. I will be participating the Weekend of the 11th and 12th, if any of you fancy a visit to the desert!!! Here is the link.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
have a great trip! your new piece is gorgeous! and that snake is scary!
you are right!
rattle snakes are not good to tangle with or get too close to.


priya said...

when you are back, there is an award awaiting you at my blog - in friendship, and for opening my eyes to the beauty of desert life.

Abby Creek Art said...

Hi Karine...just catching up on your blog today. You've been doing some beautiful work!

That coyote picture cracked me up because it looks just like Maisie with those big ears!

Hope all is well. I've missed you!

coloredsock said...

beautiful new print, karine! love the colors. and the rattler! yeah! we ran into about 4 when we lived in abq, and it was always so exciting. we have this hilarious video of a diamond back rattler, all fat and lathargic from eating a rabbit or something, and i'm commentating how it's the fiercest in ALL the southwest. hee. and man---aren't their rattles loud?!

Robyn said...

Great print! I love the colour combination.
Not sure how I feel about the rattler. I would like to see one but not too close.

High Desert Diva said...

Eeeep! Happy to say I haven't seen a rattler yet.

I'm enjoying your monotypes....