Remnant Man

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The studio was getting pretty messy, filled with
lots of recycled paper towel scraps, dryer sheets,
cereal boxes and painted scraps.  Today seemed
like another good day to play with paint and
use up what was there.

In the process a little remnant man
mouse like in countenance came along
to help me clean up.

Hot, hot colors on this dry day, in
preparation for the steamy weather to come…

I have been reading
Carla Sonheim’s new book
“Drawing Lab” and trying to
draw what I see. I like the idea of
mythical creatures, sort of spirit guides
to help us along on the journey.

This fellow seems quite benign and shy,
but on the verge of something big to say.

Birthday dinner for David was yum.  We grilled
wild salmon with garlic green beans, potato salad
corn on the cob and huge cupcakes from the
Sweet Tooth bakery in Boston.  My husband is
a chocolate, chocolate, chocolate guy.  Chocolate
truffle, chocolate ganache, and chocolate cake.
He said he loved it, but ate too much and woke up
with a caffeine buzz headache this morning.
I think he just hit too many golf balls at the driving
range with my son!

Happy Friday….


  1. Beate Knappe says:

    I love spirit guides and yours is so cute

  2. Joyce at Calico Paint says:

    I like your shy guy. The drawing class sounds like fun. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

  3. Beate Knappe says:

    I love spirit guides and your guides is so cute

  4. Marilyn Rock says:

    Oh Remnant Man cleaned up beautifully 🙂 Love that – what wonderful colors! Enjoy your family time and the company of the doggies! Sounds like fun really and your dinner for your hubby – sounded yummy!!! Enjoy! xxoo

  5. Deborah says:

    Your studio sounds like a fun place. I also like the idea of mythical creatures. Mythical creatures in the studio.

  6. I love Carla and love her book. Came home with a large container of York Peppermint Patties! Yikes!

  7. Wow, you've gone a beautifully sharp green! I am remiss, just catching up now with your fab collages & news. Hope you're better, give yourself permission to enjoy your family & recover.

    I just took a photo of my burdock today! Hadn't looked it up yet even tho it snuck into my border a couple of years ago, great leaves for compost when they get too big but this year will be the first time flowering! By the size of yours methinks I should move it!

  8. I love Carla's work, and your inspired work here.

    Happy 4th!

  9. Heloise says:

    I like your bear drawing. Happy 4th July to you and your family.

  10. Lorraine says:

    I am glad your having a little painting time to yourself as your house sounds chaotic at the moment..happy birthday to your husband..I love chocolate too

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