Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fancy meeting you here. . .


I had fun in the studio today - care to join in?

I invite you to create a narrative to accompany these critter-pics. . . one line - or word - per frame? Perhaps?

; )


  1. oh, dear, sadly I'm too sour an old thing to enter this this....
    but I send you fabulous wishes...

  2. 2nd photo:

    You chose to meet me
    Where I hold most dear
    Close to my heart
    Our love becomes so clear.

  3. Is this rock taken?

    Thinking about parthenogenesis is throwing me off:)

  4. Dancing
    On the Shores of Time

    Cool images.
    Thank You!

  5. You, a sour old thing, Melissa S? Absolutely, definitely not! Impossible with a smile as bright as yours ; ). (And see, I've since removed my suggestion any writing re; these critters be 'romantic'! Phew.).

    Thanks for the fabulous wishes! Love to you, B & T xo

  6. Hi Steve - I was ever so happy to find you'd posted a pic of an Indigo bunting on your blog. I saw my first of these whilst on my travels in the US - in Williamstown, Massachusetts, it was. AND I saw my first ever hummingbird, too. He/she was in Albany - each of these two sightings thrilled me. What joy!

    Thank you for your four lines - thumbs up for clarity, the heart and the dear.

  7. Antares Cryptos, helllo. Ha! I thought you were asking me - most politely - 'Is this rock taken?' (In which case I would have replied, 'Would you like it, AC? It so, 'tis yours. . . '
    Like you, I find stones/rocks/pebbles/beach glass irresistible.

    I'm curious. . . what is it about parthenogenesis that's throwing you off here? Whatever it is, I hope you land on fertile ground. ; )

    I didn't make the wee lizards, no - aren't they exquisite? I have three of them - two different friends brought them home from their travels - one from the East, and two from Edinburgh. They're origami-esque, in that they're created out of plaited grass. How anyone can work that finely on such a small scale is beyond me (they're approx. 4CMs in length). Reptiles are amongst our most endearing of critters, would you agree?

  8. Welcome Teresa! Cool word threads - thanks for visiting and for joining in the fun ; ).

  9. Dear Mim - yes to you and all things playful! Heaven knows, we all need it? Hope all's well in SoBe. Can't be long till you head back home? L, C xo

  10. Thought process:
    1. Narrative, one line per frame: "Is this rock taken"
    2. Lizards, some are parthenogenic, amazing.
    3. How do they mutate to adapt?
    4. *Wanders off to sketch lizard*:)

    I was wondering about their size. Incredible "crafting", I agree.

    Yes, probably why I have a whole series with various lizards. Still doodle them.

    WV: "zooden". I like.:)

  11. Ant. C - okay, so I nearly split my ribs laughing this evening, thanks to you! All because of a comment I came upon by chance on Think.Stew's blog. Your Tofu Burger recipe (with accompanying commentary) is hilarious and brilliant. I'd like to encourage you to copy/paste it to your own blog where others can delight in it as I did? I'm going to have to buy soft, silken tofu next time I brave the supermarket. . . def. want to give these burgers a go! (Thanks for the intro to Think. Stew, too. What a witty person and blog.).

    * You draw lizards? Wonderful. As far as other reptiles go (non-parthenogenic (sp?), have you known (m)any chameleons? (When I lived in Cape Town we had a species of dwarf chameleon in our garden - the only chameleons to give birth to live young - remarkable! My children and I used to look for them pretty much every day - we counted sixteen once. I have photos somewhere of my middle son with teensy tiny chameleons ambling across his face. Loooove them - love reptiles of any description, reallly. Say, have you heard about NZ's Tuatara? Apparently it's the only living creature that still has its pineal gland 'open to the cosmos'. . . It would be great to see some of your lizard drawings some time?

    Zooden indeed! ; )

  12. Claire, I've stopped by before, and now again, after Marylinn mentioned you in a comment to me. I love what you're doing here. So creative and evocative. And lovely photography. Now I'm going to have to think about the narrative. ;)

  13. I'll think about it. Glad it made you laugh. Considering how healthy they are they don't taste too bad.

    dbs, he's a fellow "leaf starer" besides being a wordsmith and coming up with his own dictionary (wordfuse).

    Love them too, one of the few subjects that rest long enough to be drawn.:)

    Of course, there are a few Sphenodons hanging on my walls (pencil). For now, I don't want to put my work in the public domain.

    Are you aware that any image put up on twitpic belongs to them?

  14. Thumbs up to fellow leaf-starers, sphenodon lovers (aren't tuataras something?), tofu burgers, lizard draw-ers and draw-ings.

    Thumbs down to twitpic for claiming ownership of other people's work. (No, I didn't know that, AC - thanks for saying so). : (

  15. Hi Jayne - it's great to find you here; thanks for popping over and for commenting. We've glimpsed each other over at Marylinn's and I look forward to future visits to your blog. (I signed up as a follower this morning - ; ) ).