Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Safety in Momma's Shadow 2

9 X 12 Oil on Stretched canvas with Painted Sides $145
Includes shipping and Insurance
SOLD to a Texas Collector
We have leased our front pasture to our neighbor, Ron, and yesterday he turned his cows onto it. I am SO GLAD to have bovines around us again - I have missed ours. Not only are they just plain good for the soul to watch, they are endlessly entertaining (except when the dogs roll in their poop) and a great source of images to paint. These are a colorful lot, too, so I expect that you'll be seeing them both as primary subjects and as background.
Ron raises horned roping cows - they look like Longhorns, but are a little smaller, and they are used for ropers to both practice with and for competition. These guys are pretty tame, though, and I doubt they've seen too many ropes yet! They'll keep the coyotes at bay, though. Georgia tried to go out and play with them, and one little heifer and her momma chased her down to the barn, around it and out of the pasture - with the rest of the herd of 3 cows, their babies and the bull following close on their heels. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time!The studio is practically finished and I love it. To reward themselves my electrician-neighbor-wonderful-friend, John has flown Mike and Carl-the-builder and friend Phil to Port Aransas to his condo. They are going to fish and relax and enjoy the Texas coast for a few days (and possibly indulge in a few adult beverages and viewing a couple well proportioned bikinis). They all deserve it, because now I feel like a queen in her castle. The ONLY drawback is this excruciating HOT summer!!!! We still have a wedding we are looking forward to in Florida next week, and I suspect when we get back that we'll head north early in the RV.
Revelation 19:7
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.

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