My Bliss is Being Close to the Ocean

An acrylic painting I did that's not quite finished.
The undersea dance!
An acrylic painting I did that's not quite finished.
The underseas dance!

What you are seeing is a painting I did of  a Manatee.  I took the top picture with my Canon a while ago and the bottom one with my iPhone a few minutes ago.  Which do you like better? The painting  is not quite finished yet but hopefully soon.  The Canon is caput now since I lost a part for it when I moved.  So for now the iPhone will have to do.

I tried to take the shots  both horizontally and vertically but the canvas is practically square so there goes that idea.

I want to say that the Ocean is really my Bliss!  I live a few blocks from it and I can see it from the top floor of my apartment building.

I love it when the fog rolls in and covers the area with its misty mystery.  Or when the skies are overcast and it looks like rain and the air is pregnant with something unexplainable.  And I can feel a shiver of delight.

Groups of dolphin can sometimes be seen close to shore swimming by and I am sorry to say I have never seen them but have heard stories.

My painting is another form of Bliss for me.  When I start painting, I lose all track of time and go into this zone.  When I am done painting, it seems as though it was a few minutes and in fact hours have passed.

My Totem Animal

This is my Totem Animal!  I love cats big cats, small cats and medium size cats.  Since the lion is the King of the cats and the jungle, I decided to do a charcoal sketch of a lion for your viewing pleasure.  Hope you like him!

 Tomorrow, January 4th starts Blogging 101 and I can’t wait!  See all you bloggers out there!

Finished the NaBloPoMo for November!


Just wanted to thank all those who visited my blog these last 30 days either to Like, Comment or to Follow.  Appreciate it!  I was certainly kept hopping writing and rewriting all those stories I had been working on to one degree or another.  It allowed me to get them out and see what if any reaction I would get.  Happy to say I got a lot of positive reactions.   So I may continue to write more stories in addition to doing sketching and painting for Illustration Friday.

I also read a few blogs which I found interesting and am following a few.  So all in all it was a positive experience!  Thanks to BlogHer and Word Press and again to all those who visited my Blog!


DAY 7 OF NaBloPoMo

Merlin amid the posies!
Merlin amid the posies!

This is part of a painting I did of my cat Merlin.  I had taken a photo of him hiding among the flowers one day and it was so cute, that I decided to do a painting.  As all you cat caretakers out there know, cats can get themselves into all kinds of cute and funny situations.  My two cats, Merlin and his sister, Lady are a constant source of fun and amusement for me.  They do take a bit of work taking care of them but well worth the effort!