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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Holiday Hare ...

*Holiday Hare*
Available in my Etsy shop
(link in sidebar)
I know it's only October :-)
And we don't have any snow ... (yet)
I didn't even anticipate painting a snowy scene when I started this morning.
Originally, my plan was a garden hare with his nose pointing upward,
a Sparrow resting on the tip of his fluffy nose.
But as I began to draw, the wind was blowing outside, it became very dark and rain drops began to hit my Sparrow Studio window. I turned on the twinkle lights and all of a sudden, looking down at my watercolour paper,  I envisioned Hare wearing a lovely plaid scarf, sitting on a bed of freshly fallen snow, with  more flakes falling from above, a star filled sky, and a skinny, lanky, tree.  You know ... the one that always gets left behind on the Christmas tree lots (so of course ... the very one I fall in love with) :-) Topped with a golden star just perfect for wishing upon ♥
Inspiration is always a surprising visitor
~John O'Donohue~
Some older photo of our Garden bunnies ...
With such beauty in my own little garden ...
how could I not paint one in snow ♥
We do not need to go out and find love;
rather, we need to be still
and let love discover us
~John O'Donohue~


Country Gal said...

Lovely painting and photos ! I love the bunnies we have here to soo cute ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

He is just so beautiful. What a wonderful to welcome the coming winter.

kristieinbc said...

I love the winter bunny picture! Your artwork never ceases to amaze me. :-)

Mereknits said...

Your Holiday Hare is just amazing my friend.

Deb said...

thank you Elaine ~ love our garden bunnies :-) ♥
have a wonderful weekend

Deb said...

thanks so much Andrea ♥

Deb said...

thank you Kristie ~ I so appreciate your kind comment ♥

Deb said...

thanks so much Meredith ♥