Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rock Hunting

Today, new friend Wanda and I drove to the other side of Port Angeles to seek the elusive “turtle rock”.  A beautiful jade colored rock with raised white spots.  After collecting a batch you take them home, wash, and shellac to bring out the green coloring.   A permanent wet look.   My collection will be located next to the house near the downspout. 

Wanda is a talented artist painting in oils, watercolor and currently, silk painting.  We made a quick stop today at her art instructor’s home in Port Angeles to pick up a few supplies.  Karen Sistek.  Wow.  Her work is absolutely stunning.  

Karen was chosen as one of only nine artists to paint a silk banner to hang at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C., in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution.

As we were entering Karen’s studio, she pointed out a beautiful little fawn with huge soft brown eyes (he thought he was hiding behind a small clump of grass) in her backyard. He was born just a few days ago right there behind the house.  The little guy was making his momma proud by holding perfectly still.  We will be seeing fawn around our place in the next few days.  We had a lot of pregnant doe around our house this spring.  They have been hidden for a while, but will soon be making a grand appearance with their new family in tow. 

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