Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rockin' Hearts -Guest Heart Thursday

I decided to draw these two lovers as mountains, complete with trees, meadows and water.  Mountains, strong and sure, last for all time--as does true love.

Of course, there are lots more hearts hidden in the picture.  How many can YOU find?

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.



Monday, June 24, 2013

Miss Lily Twinkle Eyes


I was visiting a friend last week.  When she showed me pictures of her little granddaughter, I was captivated by this lovely child's twinkling eyes.  What a precious little girl!

I couldn't resist drawing little Miss Lily Twinkle Eyes.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Legend of the Ohia Tree -Guest Heart Thursday


This drawing was inspired by a recent blog entry, by my sweet young friend Maria Kristina Maano.  She wrote,"I saw many dull and short trees with bright red blossoms. I wondered what a contrast! Then learned about a legend of beautiful Lehua flowers on Ohia tree."


It is a beautiful, but tragic story.  There once was an uncommonly handsome young man named Ohia.  
He loved a beautiful girl called Lehua.  They had pledged their lives to one another.

But one day Pele, the goddess of the volcano caught sight of him and because of Ohia's beauty, she wanted the young man for herself. She appeared to him in all her glory--a stunning woman with flashing eyes and glowing red hair waving to her knees.  But Ohia refused Pele's love, saying, "My heart already belongs to Lehua."

Pele had an explosive temper.  Because her love had been spurned, it turned into hatred.  In fierce anger, she turned Ohia into an ungainly, ugly tree with gnarled silvery bark.  When Lehua saw what the goddess had done, she fell upon her knees to beg Pele to be merciful and give Ohia back his human form.  But Pele held a great grudge against the young man and would not relent.

So day after day Lehua sat at the wooden feet of her lover, arms entwined about the twisted silvery trunk of the tree.  There she stayed, weeping and wasting away.

Seeing the girl's deep devotion and terrible anguish, the gods took pity upon Lehua and turned her into a red blossom on the Ohia tree.  In this way the two were reunited for all time.

It is said if anyone separates these lovers by plucking the flowers, 
they begin to weep and their tears turn to rain.  
~Copyright ©2013 by Beth L. Niquette

Maria writes, "...I think many pluck these flowers and hence it rains all the time!"

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Hearts and Tulips -Weekly Word Sketch


This week's word is "Hearts."  I love to hide hearts in my artwork--so this was a LOT of fun.  Here is my sketch for this week.

We are expecting thunderstorms, they say--though it is clear and beautiful, without a hint of clouds, rain or thunder.  Have a lovely week everyone!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Skunk Hearts -Guest Heart Thursday


This is a little doodle I did last night--inspired by our recent visitor, who's delightful face quite took my fancy.  Of course, there are plenty of hidden hearts to be found.

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Circus Menagerie -Weekly Word Sketch


This is a lineart drawing from some time ago. I thought it would fit for one of this week's words--circus!

This week has been an adventure--not much time for artwork or drawing!  We have discovered there have been critters living beneath our home.  My darling husband set a trap--thinking he would capture an opossum--but what we found instead was a little skunk.

Dealing with this little fellow has been pungently interesting.  We eventually had to hire someone to come out and take him away.   He is now free and happy in the Baskette Slough, a wildlife reserve near here.

Have a lovely day!  If you would like to join us for weekly Word Sketch, click on the picture below to visit Oak Moon Studios for the details.



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Baby Fae Nest -Guest Heart Thursday


Years ago, I read of a rare type of bee which takes the petals of flowers to make a beautiful nest for her young.  She painstakingly removes flower petals from all color of flowers to create this small bee baby house.


It came to my mind that perhaps Faeries might do the same for their little ones.  Hence, I have done many drawings of faery babies sleeping in flower petal nests--just like Bee Babies. Of course, there are hearts hidden in the petals of this teeny one's tiny nesting place.

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Storyteller -Weekly Word Sketches

I chose the word "dreaming" from this week's list.  My drawing is an old lineart sketch from way back.  This young fellow has always been a dreamer--here he is in the midst of his dreaming, holding all of his listeners enthralled.

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