Super Laundry!

Watch this superhero oil painting of my son come alive in about 1 minute (time lapse)

My son is college age now, not a little boy like in this art for children’s book “Grandpa Smiles” (about my dad, who died before my son was born, watching over him his whole life in spirit), but he still reminds me of this funny kid. Today he was getting his laundry done because we’re soon to disconnect our washer and dryer for transporting to the new house. I was confused about why he brought his large wheeled suitcase downstairs. The answer to this mystery was quickly resolved when he parked his luggage in front of the dryer, laid it down on its back, zipped it open and opened the dryer door directly over the opening. Then he scooped all of his freshly cleaned, unfolded, balled-up clothes from the dryer directly into his suitcase. That’s it. His clothes were packed! LOL! What does he care about wrinkles, right? He’s efficient, I have to give him credit for that. 😀

They’re Back!

Watch this hummingbird oil painting come alive in about 1 minute (time lapse)

The hummingbirds are BACK! LOL, I’ll tell you how I encountered their return. I was preparing for our unexpected move, and taking down the garden hose holder by unscrewing the hose clamps with a screwdriver, while wearing bright colorful floral gloves. Well, the hummingbird must have thought my hand was a flower and he tried to land on me. I didn’t see him until I moved my hand and he blitzed away making a loud buzzing whirring sound that I thought was a bee’s buzz. So I jumped a mile and yelped, as I saw the little bird flit away, seemingly annoyed at the drama and disappointment that I was not the flower he was looking for. 😀

Do you remember when I shared this video I took last year of a hummingbird in our tiny bird swing? I always feel happy looking at this. Here you go! Happy Sunday!

46 seconds of bliss, video I took of a hummingbird using the bird swing

Happy Wednesday!

See this hedgehog oil painting come alive in just over 1 minute (time lapse)

I had a productive day today. I finally finished my leftover Christmas-themed painting project! I thought I could share it with you tonight, but the video needs a bit more work and I’m tired. I’ll leave it for tomorrow. It may be difficult to care about this one, as it’s like a Christmas tree that’s been out way too long (that’s a hint, by the way).

I decided to try my new extra tall tripod that I bought for the new vlog show. I thought it would reach high enough above my canvas so that I don’t have to sit on the side and twist around to paint (like I’ve been doing), but can now paint naturally while seated centered in front of the canvas. Well, at first my head kept blocking the lower part of the canvas, but finally if I pushed the tripod very close, I could indeed sit directly in front of the canvas to paint.

The catch? I have to climb under the tripod, as the tripod straddles the painting stool. So it’s like I’m painting inside a cage, LOL! One day I’ll show you how crazy it is for me to climb inside the tripod “cage” to paint. But, it works! One day I’ll have a camera tracking system that will let me pull a camera down from the ceiling, but until then, I have to be creative. My daughter saw this setup and said, “Have you been sitting inside the tripod?” She laughed but wasn’t surprised.