Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
A uniquely designed zebra shows off his stunning coat. Inspired by the abstract patterns of his fur, I chose a close up format for a modern look. It was painted in acrylic on stretched canvas, 16 x 16, with a depth of 1 5/8 inches. The edges have been covered with a matte black. paint. The painting can be displayed with or without a frame.
God did give the Zebra great beauty, but those extraordinary stripes are also quite practical. The markings of each individual animal are unique, enabling zebras to recognize one another. And, while black and white stripes may stand out to us, their predators are color blind and easily confused. Zebras run in a herd, called a “zeal” or a “dazzle.” They usually move in a zig zag pattern which creates even more confusion. The stripes run together and makes it difficult to identify a solitary animal.
Lessons from a Zebra
1. We are all different and we are all beautiful.
2. There is strength in community, so run with your tribe.
3. A moving target is harder to hit.
4. The shortest distance is not always the best path.
5. With enough “zeal” you can “dazzle” the enemy.
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Friday, March 27, 2020
|Reference photo by Karen Broemmelsick|
This is an acrylic painting created on stretched wrapped canvas. standard depth, about one half inch, and is shipped unframed. All the edges have been finished and fastened on the back. It may be displayed with or without a frame.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Monday, May 01, 2017
There are things to do, people to see, money to spend and here we are stuck behind a window on a dreary, windy day. Lately it seems all we do is wait for the sun. Even indoor kitties like to have a little sunshine now and then.
We have been waiting for new flooring for the studio in our new home, and now it seems we must wait a little longer. While removing the old carpet, the installers discovered a very soggy board in the sub flooring. They traced the problem to a leak between the siding and the window trim. Freaky, but fixable. Of course the new floor can't go in until everything is repaired, so a little more delay. But I am grateful for this one - grateful we chose this larger room for our studio, grateful we decided that laminate hardwood flooring would be better for a studio than carpeting, grateful the heavy rain caused this problem to show up before things really deteriorated. So there is a silver lining of sorts to these dark clouds, but I am still praying for sunshine.