Tuesday, August 26, 2008
My friend Whistlepig!
I can't believe I've finally gotten this picture to work! This is my friend "Whistlepig", slang for groundhog or most commonly called in midwest, woodchuck. I've not figured the terminology, wonder maybe I've heard the whistle and thought it had been avian. But the name causes childhood wonder deeper than "how much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" Adds personality to my friend. Today I hoped I might get a pix again of my friend but after his near miss as roadkill, I imagine it'll take some time to show his face again. I did take a group of pictures from my walking path to share. Now if I can get the pictures of I took of Sunhawk to upload! She wasn't out today although I heard her squabbling with the local birds. My day was busy as time of year is expected. Calls and orders to handle. Makes the day go faster. No drawing tonight. There is a figurative workshop this weekend, but I'm not sure it's for me, adding texture to paints. Seems it will need to dry to use gesso textures with color pencils. Is it time to take up paints? Spreading myself too thin? I was off tonight with life drawing bumped off schedule for another group. *#@&*%@, or something to that effect. Trying to decide where to format my time. Color pencil class? I really need to put that money where it's needed, and just make time at home to accomplish creativity. So easy to get sidetracked by household chores. Scheduled myself for blood donation, not accomplished, difficulty finding vein, surmising that I'm not drinking enough fluids? So, I'll have to go back in a couple weeks when the bruising subsides. Am I always sporting an injury? Seems that way, ankle was kicked by pup running circles around me, nice swollen gash. Made some rather hot chili this evening with soy burger and fresh peppers from my brothers garden. Pumpkin muffins for some favorable breakfasts. Time to check that all my canine companions are indoors and head off to bed.