How often have I joked about it? "It really sucks to get a piece all framed up and THEN find a cat hair under the glass." How many times has it happened to me (more than once). So tonight I framed "Thankful" in the biggest frame I've ever dealt with (26x34, that's a dang big piece of glass). I meticulously went over it and removed all offending lint and foreign particles. The thing about this velour paper is that other than being awesome EVERYTHING sticks to it. Like dust, lint...and cat hair. So I cleaned the glass, put in the art, put in the framing points, sealed it up with a dustcover, turned it over to admire my handiwork and "oh crap" was what I said. How did I overlook the glaringly obvious ORANGE cat hair under the horse's neck? *sigh* Pulled the whole thing apart, went over it again, reframed it... Whatever's in there now is staying. ;-) So here they are. Gee, think it's big enough? That's "Sunday Morning" next to it. I'll deliver them up to the show on Saturday. I'm so glad I don't have to ship that big thing!
Landscape done! You might not find me eager to jump into another landscape right away. Cropped an inch and a half off the sky, I think it's compositionally better this way.
"Teton Winter Morning"
20 by 7.5 inches
colored pencil and graphite on cream Stonehenge paper
Here are some turkeys in the yard:
I was sitting in the yard and Homer (cat) was next to me. There were very curious about him and came up pretty close, making that wonderful curious turkey sound.
I heart my D80!
I'm so tired. I did not have time to ride today, I may not have time again til after DHC.