May 29, 2012

"Straightening the Daisies"

 “Straightening the Daisies”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Acrylic paint & colored pencil
Strathmore illustration board - ⅛” thick
Date of work: May 2012
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After the storm all the daisies were left bent and twisted. It was Daniel Mouse’s job to straighten them back. It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it and Daniel is good at it.


May 24, 2012

"Victorian Mouse Hat with a Pink Bow"

 “Victorian Mouse Hat with a Pink Bow”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Acrylic paint & colored pencil
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: May 2012
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Michael Mouse is trying on her new summer hat fashioned in fine crafted Victorian style with a sheer satin bow tie.

May 22, 2012

"Ferdinand the Mouse"

 “Ferdinand the Mouse”
 Mouse, flowers, butterfly & fairy lace
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Acrylic paint & colored pencil
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: May 2012
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In the twilight of the evening, in the patch of little flowers and fairy lace right at the edge of the meadow you might find a little mouse sniffing the flowers and talking to the butterflies.  His name is Ferdinand. Please tell him that I said “hello”.

May 14, 2012

"Rabbit in the Pansies"

 “Rabbit in the Pansies”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Acrylic paint & colored pencil
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: May 2012
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Floppsy loves to hide in the pansies and perhaps have a nibble or two for lunch.


May 8, 2012

"Spring Robin"

“Spring Robin”
Robin red-breast, worm & butterfly
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Strathmore illustration board - ⅛” thick
Date of work: May 2012
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When Robin Red-breast comes to my yard it is always on a lovely spring day.
I watch him from my window while the butterflies rejoice and the ground worms hide.

May 4, 2012

"Fantasy Blue-Eyed Snail"

“Fantasy Blue Eyed Snail”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Acrylic paint & colored pencil
Arches 140lb watercolor paper
Date of work: May 2012
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Before I learned that snail’s eyes are located on the ends of their antenna, I thought that they must be on their heads, just like ours. And I thought that they must have lovely big blue eyes with long eyelashes. They also (in my mind) probably had their shells hand-painted by tiny elves in colors to match their eyes. 
Well, I know better now, but I still like the big blue-eyed snails with the painted shells that I knew about in the thoughts of my ignorance.

May 2, 2012

"Blue Butterfly"

“Blue Butterfly”
Garden scene with cat, mouse and butterfly
Original Small Format Painting
Acrylic paint & colored pencil
Support:  Arches 140lb watercolor paper
Paper size: 5⅛ X 7⅛”
Outside of matt: 8”X10”
Opening in matt: 5”X7”
Date of work: May 2012
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I was watching my orange cat stalking something in the yard when suddenly a beautiful butterfly appeared and everything else was forgotten.