Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Working on New Paintings

It's nice enough to work out on the porch and
Ellie May has been sitting beside me or on
my lap to make sure I stay focused on finishing
the painting of her favorite subjects.
We may exhibit this at a Group Exhibit coming
up in July at the library.
She's out there now, so I must get back to work!


quiltcat said...

Lovely paintings of some of my favorite subjects, too (other than kitties, of course!). It's nice that Ellie May so graciously keeps you on task instead of distracting you!

JC said...

Jasmine is my supervisor. Always making sure that whatever I am doing has her cat hair of approval.

Nan and =^..^= said...

quiltcat and JC,
Cats are the best helpers! They seem to just love to be nearby with such a contented feeling about them...meditative.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I recognize the oriole and the chippy, is the bird on the left a catbird. We have cat birds this year and they are eating all my strawberries. I'm buying netting this evening. Sharing I'm happy to do but they don't think sharing the strawberries with me is necessary;)

Nan and =^..^= said...

Hi Marnie,
that is a catbird...they love the oranges, too!
Netting is a good thing! D is going to try an experiment this year with the apples...he read about stapling paper bags to each new apple to be to keep the pests off them. We'll see!
Ever hear of doing that?

Karen L R said...

your "quality control" consultant looks like she takes her job very seriously. great paintings!

Judy Hartman said...

What a taskmaster that Ellie May is!
If you do exhibit in July, please let me know. I may be going up and would just love to see your work 'in person'!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Nan, I have heard of that. The Japanese do it because they want perfect, unblemished apples;) It sounds like a lot of work but even if you did it on some. It would be nice to have some really nice apples.

I bought a bag of oranges especially for the catbird (and orioles if they should come). The cat bird doesn't eat them and the ants end up all over the fruit.

Nan and =^..^= said...

We'll let you know how the apples in bags experiment goes...
Hmmm, I don't know why your catbird isn't interested in the oranges...maybe with time if the ants stay away! Hopefully, the orioles will spot it!

Purple Flowers said...

I like your Supervisor. She certainly appears to like what she's doing.
Have a nice day!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Hi Purple Flowers,
So glad you stopped by... oh yes, Ellie May loves her work and she's a great supervisor, keeps right on top of me! It's another good day for working out on the porch and she's purring for me to return and get something accomplished so I'm going out there now... finishing up some previous projects and hope to start something new!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi again, I wonder if oranges are just something this bird has never seen. I'll try putting them in different places to see if maybe that will attract his attention. If he will just try them he will always remember.

I'll be interested to know how hard it was to bag all those apples;)

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Way to go Ellie May for keeping your human on task!