Thursday, January 14, 2021

Thursday Art Date With Rain ... Birds and the Sky

Birds and ...

Female Downy Woodpecker

American Kestrel

 Whooping Crane

Coopers Hawk


White Pelican


White Pelicans

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Crane

The Sky

Birds have been my thing for years so I have many, many photographs I could share, but I picked a few that I liked and a few that I created.  As for the sky ... now, with the advent of cameras in our phones, we can capture sky shots that are spectacular.  Before you had to depend on having your camera with you ... one good thing about modern technology :)  This was a fun post and the best part of it was that it distracted me from the horrible goings on in our country.  We have some very angry people in our country and they don't seem to have a grasp on reality ... that is a combination that leads to disaster and so far that is exactly where it is going.  And on top of it all, these same people don't think they have to wear masks and keep a distance so it is one tragedy on top of another.  I am grateful my parents aren't here to see this.  They would be devastated, as am I.  Is there hope?  Some days I think so and others, well, I just can't be sure.  Keep your heads down and follow the CDC guidelines and maybe we will survive this mess.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Thursday Art Date With Rain ... A Facial Feature

A Facial Feature 

I wasn't sure how to approach this prompt, but I decided to go to some of the art books I have and try drawing some of the facial features in their illustrations ...

This young lady with her facial features is done in the Jane Davenport style.  Then, of course, I did a little digital editing to enhance it.  

And just when you think things couldn't get worse ... things got worse.  Our country is in deep trouble and it is 13 days until we are rid of the cause.  Say a prayer everyone ... this isn't going to be easy :(

Andrea @ From the Sol

P. S.  Today (Friday) is usually the day I write my comments, but I am off to the UIC Dental college with my daughter ... so you won't hear from me until tomorrow.  Sorry :(

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Thursday Art Date With Rain ... Cold Moon


Cold Moon

I guess, having worked with owls for 16 years, what comes to mind when we talk about the moon are the beautiful owls that use the moon for their light at night.   Some of these pictures you have seen before, others are new :)  So Let's do it, my friends.  Let's make 2021 the year that we all found our way back to "normal" ... or better yet, happy, comfortable, positive "normal" :)  Happy New Year to all of you ...

Andrea @From the Sol

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Thursday Art Date With Rain ... Twas The Night Before Christmas

I am the worlds worst procrastinator when it comes to wrapping Christmas presents .  I used to love making fancy packages, but that desire went out the window the older I got ... so this is how my Christmas Eve looks 😅

That by no means  implies that I don't wish you a lovely
Christmas Eve and a joyous Christmas.  I have a Granddaughter here, so the fun begins.  I think Christmas mornings are for kids and without them it lacks something.
That said, my wish for you this year is that you are all
healthy and that you have chosen to stay safe at home with only those that you live with so that all of your friends and 
family can be safe as well.  

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Thursday Art Date With Rain ... Portraits


Granddaughter 1

Granddaughter 2

Granddaughter 2 at an earlier age

Digital Portrait of my DIL

Waiting ...

A Portrait of Love

My young beautiful neighbor

VanGogh Self Portrait

Three Izzi Portraits




My Young Mother

Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney

President Kennedy

My FH in his office

This was fun ... I rarely hit the mark with portraits, but I keep trying.  Hope you are all well and staying safe as things just keep getting worse in the USA.  Are you all ready for Christmas, Ha!?  This has been a crazy year and I pray that 2021 will find us some relief.   :)

I left a note some time ago about my comments ... Thursdays tend to be busy for me so I often comment on Friday or even on Saturday ... so it is my hope that all of you will venture back to your posts now and then so you can see that I haven't forgotten you :)

Andrea @ From The Sol