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Mama & Baby Hyenas

Hello Friends,

You may LAUGH at this one!  They just look too funny.  This one was tough!  The picture in the book of animals my daughter gave me has them laying down in the grass, but it is cropped so that you can’t see much of the rest of their bodies except their heads!  So I think their heads are too big.  The mama’s body is almost the same color as the grass that is in the bright sunshine, too.  Very challenging.  Anyway, I used my Prismacolor watercolor pencils for this one on the small watercolor sketchpad I’ve been using for all the other recent mama and baby animals I have been painting.  I realized I have not done a large painting at my art table in a long time!  Using these are so much easier, but I do miss mixing the paints and using my larger brushes.

Onto other news, though.  On Friday I took my husband’s truck to town to get groceries.  We have been having very warm weather for February, up in the lower 80’s, so I had a lot of meat and dairy to put in the coolers (for the 45 minute drive home.)  I had to open the tailgate to be able to do that instead of just putting them in from the side of the camper shell like I usually can.

THEN something happened after I put the tailgate up and started to drive!!  I saw something fall out the back after I drove out of the parking lot!  (I never went back for whatever it was.)  So I drove straight across the street to the Barnes and Noble parking lot to see what happened.  When I got out to look, the tailgate was hanging half-way off!  I thought, what the heck?  So I tried to call my husband but he was working and didn’t pick up on his cell.  I sent him a text and still no response.  (Our cell phone reception out where we live is not great.  He got my text that night.)

Fortunately,  an able-bodied, middle-aged guy drove into the parking lot, and I asked him for help.  He took one look at the back of the truck and said, “Whoa!  You aren’t going to be able to drive like that!”  (I thought to myself, “here’s your sign.”)  He reminded me of myself!  My kids have always teased me about pointing out the obvious!

So he tried lifting the left side back into the slot it had slid out of, and of course I had to help him.   I had to hold the other side while he fixed it.  I was SO thankful he came along when he did!

However, after driving home and unloading the largest load of groceries I have bought in a long time, my back was strained…a lot!  So I spent the weekend nursing it with wet heat and some exercise.  It is still sore, but I’ll be okay.

I spent Sunday afternoon doing laundry, watching t.v., and reading while George went to play D&D with his friends.  It became so warm I had to turn on the A/C!  I sure hope we get some cold weather again soon.  I am not ready for spring or summer!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂

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About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork and some writing, but I also created a blog called "My Crazy Life!" in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now. You can find it here: https://spreadingmy2wings.wordpress.com Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on February 5, 2018, in Art Talk, My Thoughts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Really gorgeous! I love your work!

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  2. Oh my word! I know you don’t like to drive that truck, now I see why. I guess it was a good thing it didn’t fall of on the interstate. That could have been dangerous.
    Fantastic job with the hyena’s, Patsy!

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    • Yes, there are many reasons I hate driving that truck. I told my husband we need to sell it and buy something that is not a stick shift. He said, “Why does everyone hate my truck?” LOL! Neither of the kids want to drive it either. And yes, believe me, on the freeway I had my eye on the back the whole time. Fortunately, it isn’t much freeway from the store to where I turned off to come home. I’m glad you like the hyenas, Jill. Thank you! 🙂

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  3. I love those hyenas! I am so glad that man helped you but sorry your back suffered with carrying all the groceries in. Hope it gets better soon. xx

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  4. The hyena’s turned out nice. I had forgotten about the phrase “here’s your sign.”. Thanks for reminding of all the laughs that come with it. I’m happy someone stopped to help when they could have easily kept on going. Sorry you had to pay the price of a bad back for that experience. Mine has finally righted itself so I can commiserate. We are also unseasonably warm here in the PNW and I really am also not ready for the warm.

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    • Thank you! Yes, I love the “Here’s your sign” scenarios! You’re welcome for the reminder! I was very thankful for him, too. My back is a lot better today. I am not doing any drawing or painting today, though. Yesterday I did one that took way more time than I should have spent on it in one day! I am glad your back is better, too. It is a little colder and windy today so I may go outside! 🙂

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  5. Oh, poor you!! I hate those kinds of adventures. I’ve had a few myself. Good that you had someone give you a hand. Love the hyenas, by the way. They look great!

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