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!"


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 :)


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!


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!