Did you ever find yourself at work dreaming about 50 million other things you would rather be doing? Well, that’s me Monday through Friday…50 weeks out of the year! When I daydream it’s pretty much the same thing….nature and art, nothing much else! So the other day I raced home to sit in my backyard and paint. Ooooo how much fun! I decided to do a quick sketch of my new toy, a potted Hen and Chicks item I bought at Menard’s (my favorite home builders store) for only 10 bucks.
As I painted I heard a loud “SPLAT!” inches away from my right leg.
“What in the world?” I asked.
I looked at the ground and a huge white liquid-y puddle coated the grass. Then I looked up and RIGHT ABOVE my head was a beautiful hawk, sitting on a walnut tree branch! There must have been a slight wind because I have no clue how I didn’t get it right on my head!
Anyway, this pot sits on top of a tree’s cross section in my rock garden. It was done with Winsor & Newton travel watercolor kit and Micron black pens #03 and #05.
It was well worth almost getting bombed by the hawk when nature called!