Friday, April 21, 2017

Paint Party Friday

Time has totally gotten away from me this week 😓 I am behind in everything. 
I did finish the painting from last week by only adding a heavier white line around the figures so they stand out more from the background. 
Which was just in time for the Monarchs to make an appearance in the yard.

She laid hundreds of eggs on the tiny little milkweed  plants in my gardens. 
Now we have lots of tiny little monarch caterpillars eating away at the leaves. 

I have never had this many before and never in the spring only in late summer and early fall. I have only 5 inside right now as the milkweed plants aren't big enough to strip too many leaves from. Luckily they are growing fast. 
I have started a new painting's only in the sketch stage so far. 
 Wish I had done a background first... but it will work out. 
Today's Random Thoughts 

I ordered myself a new tee shirt this week and can't wait for it to get here.
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  1. Monarchs ~ how wonderful! Your sketch is wonderful and your painting is creative and looks like a mixed media collage ~ lovely work ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a lovely weekend ~ ^_^

  2. Carol, I laughed out loud over the definition of politics. About your painting, YES to the heavier white line. It's perfect now. And how exciting to be the mama for all those monarch butterflies to be. And yes, you, as a plant expert, would love the flowers I received. Not all are perennials, but that's OK. I will enjoy them for a season.

  3. Hi Carol! The heavier white lines do help your lovely art piece pop!!!
    Neat photos of the Monarchs eggs and caterpillars. Good luck with your Milkweed plants!
    Love the politics joke and I agree with it~

  4. Love your new sketch!! Can't wait to see what she turns out like...Love your new shirt too...and I had to giggle about the cornbread and politics!!!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Thanks for a great post. I'm waiting for seeing your new sketch come ready. Lovly photos.
    Happy weekend xx

  6. Great post. You have been busy - nothing new! Good to see the progress f your butterflies and their hungry offspring. Your finished painting looks good, and the new one is off to a good start. Have a great new week, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  7. Loving the coneflowers and monarch header! I find all those little caterpillars amazing! CH and I went and looked at our milkweed and other greenery and found no eggs. Your painting truly is pretty... so many colors and the monarch is beautiful. Cool tee! Raining here again today... yesterday we got about a half inch with it being drizzly all day. Hope you see some sun today!

  8. Oh I really like this piece of art and all the butterflies in your yard. How awesome is that. Have a very nice Sunday.

  9. Your painting is looking great! I love that quote about politics, haha! Looking forward to your new painting, it's looking promising so far....