Grow through what you Go through.
I felt like Painting a little Sunshine into Bears day, we've had a great deal of rain here.
Bear is playing with Daisies... as I look out at the Dandelions on the front lawn.
Once a day I'm picking up something & bringing it in to paint.
I've a nice little collection already. Lilacs on my desk today! Bird is thrilled.
Backyard botany in Gouache it is.
Planting weekend in Canada the leaves are on the trees. Give Thanks!
My art is 'my flowers shared.
eYeah!! It's foray season! I've already had morels fried up twice! Nom Nom! As you know I designed the posted for the 40th Cain Foray - & I've a few ideas still- one is to encourage kids! I noticed from time to time there are little ones who join the forays and as expected- they get bored... so, I thought I'd make this cute little Scavenger hunt poster! There is something the sheet for everyone to find! They might not find the mentioned mushrooms Morel might not be in season) but it will encourage them to explore and discover!
We printed a few and will attach them to clip boards and hand them out to little explores should they joins us. a FREE color download - IF you want to take our little Mushroom hunter out in the backyard! The most important point you must teach your children is:
Do NOT eat anything you find in the wild.
They could become understandably confused, seeing mushrooms in the grocery store and also on the driveway. TEACH them the difference. IT'S your job parents, not the schools - to educate your little ones on being safe in nature and also - YES!! Come join us on a foray
(you need to become a member) & introduce your children to EDIBLE mushrooms! Show them the variety nature provides. Teach them which are safe to eat- Teach them how to FRY them up! My son (the Foray director) pulled out his camping stove, butter & frying pan at the last foray and a wonderful gentleman contributed his Morel find for all to share! Im making him a special thank you card. It was magnificent mushroom moment.
Mushrooms are fascinating!!
Are they little artists? Now is the time to break out the sketch book- I'm often overwhelmed and ONLY pick 3 off the table at the end of the day to take home and paint. If I am at a foray I'll be sketching and will gladly help any little artist. I met one this past weekend 'Isabelle. Her mom showed me a terrific drawing she did of a Robin & Blue cat smiling up at him - lol & she is talented. I gave her a little sketch of a morel & snail. NEXT- I'm working on coloring sheets to have at the Foray as well.
Children are OUR future. Mushrooms are the future.
Below a few photos of our last foray and a FREE color DOWNLOAD to enjoy with your little ones! Come back soon- for a coloring sheet and more mushroom art - OF course!
I want to start the week on a positive note...
One night while bear was wandering though the forrest alone she heard a faint noise
at first - like humming bird wings fluttering round her furry ears.... singing.
Who sings in the middle of the night, alone in the forrest?
Broadway Bear' that's who.
There he was on top of a tree singing- "Singing in the Rain!" There was no rain.
From the second she saw broadway - he made her smile.
He was singing with a smile on his face! Fur glistening not with rain but with moonlight, he sparkled as if a million tiny diamonds danced with him.
"Come on with the rain! I've a smile on my face!" He bellowed out!
He was larger than life... up there on that pedestal & when he leaped down- he could dance! Broadway tapped all over he forrest, jumping from rock to tree with the ease of a gazelle. All the while Bear watched from the trees, hidden but intrigued with his moves & voice.. it was honey to her ears.
Broadway knew she was watching.
Broadway was watching Bear for awhile before she even knew he existed.
As it turns out Bear and Broadway started to become fast friends.. a bit of 'chemistry' existed between them, so Bear thought anyway. Bear & Broadway continue to mingle exploring each other.
Broadway seems to be able to make bear SMILE, his jokes, chats - impressing Bear with his continuous tales & leaps & bounds'! He can carve, he's confident, funny, smart, incredibly talented too... as for his physical appearance - he was bears 'perfect pitch'!
Bear felt Broadway was a blessing... she had been praying after all.
It turns out Bear and Broadway have a mutual love (if not for each other) for Cannabis! It's what brought them together in the first place, Broadway could smell the cannabis coming from Bears cave. They wander often into the garden of Love. Love because it's filled with Gods medicine. They laugh, dance, joke, talk and just BE in each others company, away from the rest of the forest - someone - for a while to feel comfortable, close and cared for.
Broadways disappears as quickly as he appeared it leaves Bear feeling confused and alone at times... such is life in the forest. What's a bear to do? Nothing, Bear is USE to being alone, it's no different. She does what she loves to do most, create & have a little fun.
Making 'Daisy chains' with Fox and even a midnight dip in the lake... alone.
God will send Bear a companion in the future to enjoy the forrest with... soon.
That's what God does.
Georgia... On My Mind.