Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On The Farm

Graphite study of Morgan      14 x 9 1/2"
Lately our winter has been a bit mild, gray....rainy. We had a lovely snow fall that blanketed the farm in white that lasted a while ...brightened our landscape for a while until the rain, winds and warm temperature began.

White snow to drape our fields

Now our farm sits surrounded by brown and gray woods, and today gray sky. In a spot in our woods, not far from the bubbling brook, there stands a tree that has nestled in its branches a huge squirrel nest. It fascinates me. I image cozy rooms inside....a bed room with leaf covered bed, a living room with games  for squirrel sized hands to play, a kitchen with a larder stuffed full of nuts and seeds.It makes me smile to think what might be taking place in this high rise homestead. It is a squirrel cottage on Cob Cottage Farm!


A Woodland home

During the bad weather I have been working in the studio, [ See the above graphite study.] with occasional breaks to walk the dogs and care for the horses. I have shipped paintings off to their new homes, hoping that they brighten someone's Christmas, and have finished Holiday commissions. I have news that I know I need to get sent out in a current newsletter to clients. You can sign up for my email newsletters just by going to my website and opting to take part.

I am headed out now.... out for a quick walk with the dogs, down to the barn to give the horses some hay. I know Victoria ,one of our Welsh Cob mares, is waiting for hers. She stands and looks up at the house, contacting me through osmosis...."FEED ME!!!"

"Feed Me!"

7 comments:

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Very appealing, your life. xo Jenny

Gaina said...

If you like imagining what's in the squirrel drey, then you will get a kick out of this british advert :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3btjAslx-OY

I love the graphite picture of the Morgan :).

Hanny said...

Loved the picture, thanks for sharing!

Kpeters said...

Thanks all....I love fairy dens and elf houses.Friends say our cottage looks like a Hobbit house!

kp

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Loved seeing the snow photo...stay warm!

Toyin O. said...

What a lovely farm you have:)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Beautiful photos, love the graphite study. Send some of that white stuff over here:) Happy Holidays!