Monday, November 19, 2007

"Watch Your Step"

Today I took a break from the charcoal portraits to paint a cat portrait. It was fun to get back into the oil paints and the likeness is coming along very nicely.

I am going to post another pen and ink drawing I did a while back. It's called "Watch Your Step." A white-throated pack rat is walking across a very prickly cholla cactus. These pack rats make their homes at the base of this kind of cactus. They are very safe there because other animals learn quite fast that there are thousands of very sharp needles on this cactus. It is amazing how these rats can learn to crawl all over these plants without getting stuck.

Let's remember to be extra thankful this week. Saturday evening, we were driving home from another town and there stood a deer in the middle of the road. I hit the brakes and swerved to the right to give her extra room. She turned and ran to the right, so I swerved left. Her hind leg hit our front right bumper. Fortunately, there was no damage to the car and we hope the deer suffered only a sore leg from it all. We are very thankful for Heavenly Father's blessing in this incident.

Kindest regards,
Nancy Verschoor
"Neglect not the gift that is in thee." (1 Timothy 4:14)

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