Peek a Boo Giraffe.
A fun monochromatic painting I recently did using all Sepia watercolor for this “peek-a-booing” giraffe.
Did it make you tilt your head?
Peek a Boo!
P.S. I am pretty excited to be the “Artist of the Month” at a sweet, fun and delicious coffee shop near me – Wunderbar Coffee & Crepes.
Wunderbar serves Italian inspired coffees, French crepes and American grilled cheese sandwiches in a historic German town north of Pittsburgh named Harmony, PA.
If you are anywhere nearby, I hope you will check it out and experience the wonder of Wunderbar. It is not your run of the mill cafe. Their focus is “to provide a fun and unique space where everyone is welcome to gather, connect and create relationships, for a moment or a lifetime. Where the collision of senses and caffeine fueled inspiration explode and splatter. An open minded destination where transcending concepts and ideas are explored in depth and shared with everyone to experience together and by themselves. A refuge from empty promises and meaningless stories. An escape from a suffocating environment full of pre-existing notions that condition us to be the soul-less product of our over commercialized world. A breathing, living, self sustaining space that is an embracing work of art in itself. A place you can’t wait to return to!”
Here I am Saturday after hanging up my art. Thanks Wunderbar!
Cheers & Hugs,
Genevieve the Giraffe – Watercolor 10×11 300lb Fabriano Artistico
I’ve been wanting to do a watercolor painting of a giraffe.
Not sure why.
I’m hankerin’ to do an elephant too…
Must be all this back to school reflection and memories of field trips to the zoo….
Unless you can think of a better reason!
Anyway, I went in search of an image on the web to paint from, and I ended up coming across a nice little tutorial from Alison at Eastwitching, and gave it a go. Here she is. I’ve named her Genevieve.
Genevieve the Giraffe. Isn’t that a lovely name?
Alison does lovely whimsical animals that many of you may enjoy.
Thanks for the tutorial, Alison! It is so lovely when artists share their tips and tricks and talent. I appreciate you!
Cheers & Hugs,
Giraffe – Naples Zoo – Feb 2015
Laugh, smile, giggle, snort
This journey called life is much too short
To frown or grumble or sigh
Let joy be your purpose, your passion, your port
In an effort to expand and evolve in my writing, I am participating in The WordPress Daily Post Writing 201 Two-Week Poetry Challenge. Poetry is definitely a challenge for me. Today’s assignment consists of three parts:
- The word prompt is Journey: Write a poem about anything that word evokes for you.
- The form is Limerick: The traditional rhyming scheme of a limerick is a a b b a — the first two lines rhyme, then the next two, and the final verse rhymes with the first couplet.
- The device is Alliteration: Using the same consonant multiple times in close proximity.
To me, the greatest journey of all is life and letting joy be our purpose and passion is the ultimate goal. This is what inspired my limerick for today’s challenge.
Wishing you laughs and smiles and giggles and snorts!
Cheers & Hugs,