Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Although we didn't have any food in our hands, he must have know that we had a bag of Teddy Grahams, sealed closed and tucked away in our beach bag. He paraded in front of us, then stood and stared. We thought for sure that he would fly away any minute. But, nope, he inched closer to our chairs then stood and stared at us again.
Well, what's an artist to do, but get out the sketch pad and pencils and start doodling away. He stayed in one location, but gradually made a 360 degree turn in the sand so that I could see every possible angle.
Eventually, he became bored, and acted like he was going to leave. But, I wasn't done with the drawing. So, I had to lull him back with a few of the Teddy Grahams that he was so patiently waiting for.
Hmmmmm....so I guess that WAS his strategy after all. I'm such a sucker!
This link will take you to the full blog post about Rehoboth Beach.
And, if you enjoyed this beach post, please check out my blog post from Myrtle Beach in June.
Thanks for visiting!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Stroll along the shops, taste some wine, and visit the on-site artists. 'Yours Truly' will be a working artist at Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor and Gift Shop, so please stop by and say "hello".
Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor has been so kind to offer my greeting cards for sale in the shop. See my previous blog about the tea parlor here, the blog is filled with pictures of the delicious tea and the dear Victorian tea items for sale.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Hot diggity dog, this beautiful girl, Daisy, (below!) was more than happy to pose for her portrait.
A jellyfish glistens.
An endless game of fetch. The owner told me I'd have at least 258 opportunities just that day to take a picture!
Peacefulness amid the warm, soft sand dunes.
Some fun with shells and surf-smoothed stones. Meow!
A sweetie-pie named Sadie trolling along the beach just lookin' to give someone a great big smooch.
We found ourselves strolling through this flower shop during a rainy afternoon.
Delightful, bright red cardinals were on sale there, and benefitted wildbird sanctuaries along the shore. A perfect addition to our flower gardens.
And, Jasper, the resident flower shop dog, soaked in all of the attention, then wasted no time showing us where his treats were located!
And, last but not least, this fella, who we called Ted, just wouldn't leave us alone. We'll save that story for my next blog post!
If you liked this beach post, be sure to check out my July posts:
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Well, all of this tomato talk got me thinking about one of the illustrations I did for the children's book "Teddy, The Hungry Little Bear". It's a fruity counting book that I illustrated for the American Literacy Corporation. Quite the fun project!
Here, Teddy is ready to eat "Four Ripe Tomatoes."
The colorful illustration even depicts a tomato hornworm happily making its' way among the branches.
If you find a tomato hornworm in your garden that has bunches of white egg pouches on it's back, it's actually a good thing. Although the tomato hornworm devours many garden plants, the parasitic wasps lays eggs on the tomato hornworm caterpillar. When the wasp eggs hatch, the young feed on the caterpillar...whallah...natural pest control!
If you are interested in the book, it can be purchased from the catalog page of the American Literacy Corporation website (www.superreader.org) It makes a great gift for a child's birthday, and a super stocking stuffer for the upcoming holidays!