Time for a little fluff! Its the middle of the night and I should be sleeping but no. So here I am and it is time for you to meet “Haggis MacBagpipe”. He is here to wish you a Happy Robbie Burns Day!
Way back when, in my high school years, the ‘70s, ugh, I never had any change left in my wallet for buying greeting cards. So I made the cards myself. Out of necessity I invented or created a gaggle of creatures and critters along the way. There were plenty for me to choose from and they were suitable for any occasion. “Haggis MacBagpipe” is a true original expressly for Robbie Burns Day. A card I more then likely presented to my parents January 25th circa 1973. Memories……
original art by Susan Feniak pencil crayon on paper
original sketch by Susan Feniak ,water colour pencils on paper. It will be the 25th day of the month tomorrow and time for #SelfieArt. Since I haven’t heard or read otherwise I am assuming it is that time again. I will be hard at work tomorrow so I thought it best to post my attempt today. It is a very quick sketch of me at my desk. Because my office/studio is in our basement I have surrounded myself by favourite art, pictures, photos, antique plates and a bulletin board along with everything else that is colourful and enjoyable to me. It all makes for a more pleasant working environment. Much better then just a computer screen, calculator, printer/scanner, files, papers, and other paraphernalia that a bookkeeper needs. Oops I better adjust all the paintings that have gotten crooked! Even the 2016 Calendar isn’t hanging straight! Oh and for those not in the know, January 25th is also Robbie Burns Day!!
original art by Susan Feniak acrylic on 18” x 24” box canvas
My first painting of 2016! Being in need of some sunshine and warmth I recalled this scene from our trip to Belize last winter. I came across these Pelicans “All In A Row” while riding my bike around Caye Caulker. The Pelicans are no doubt resting after feeding on the catch of the day or perhaps they are waiting for the next fishing boat to come in. Maybe they are just sunning themselves. Whatever they are doing the scene brought back fond memories and that feeling of sunshine and warmth that I needed.
“Sproink and Frisk Out And About” original art by Susan Feniak acrylic on 12″ x 12″ box canvas
It is the 8th day of the month and time for Paint a Bird Day!! Or is it Draw a Bird Day? For me it is paint a bird day. This is one I did a couple of years ago of the Killdeer chicks Sproink and Frisk. In case you didn’t know it Killdeer chicks are one of the cutest things out there and a joy to paint. Cheers, Susan Feniak
I would like to thank everyone that stopped by my art blog this year and took the time to comment, like and even encourage. Happy New Year and may you all have a healthy and creative 2016! Happy painting! Cheers, Susan
The following is the WordPress.com annual report for my blog, thank you to the “helper monkeys”!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people.
original art by Susan Feniak , Elegant Writer, Iridescent Silver and Phthalo Blue acrylic on paper.
Happy 2016 and lets all “Give Peace A Chance”!
Original art by Susan Feniak water colour pencil, water colours, elegant marker, and ink.
Merry Christmas wishes. The Winter Chickadees have been busy! A magical time indeed. I hope all of you my blogging friends and supporters have a very happy time with family and friends. Cheers, Susan