I do believe I've found my small animal to fill a large space!
The Thames Art Gallery is presenting a Community Arts Initiative this summer with the theme: "Big Spaces, Small Animals". It opens June 18, 2010 with the opening reception on June 19 at 8pm. Now, I've thought of various ways to respond to this, but I keep coming back to this one idea: fill a large space with a small animal.
When I went outside this morning, I found a rabbit collecting grass for her nest. Of course, by the time I got my camera out she spotted me and refused to gather more grass. I just got "the look" as anyone who's ever come across a rabbit in the garden knows all too well.
Deer in the headlights? You better believe it.
Anyway, as it happens, I have a few 20x30 watercolour canvases sitting around idly, not earning their keep at all. One of them is now earmarked to showcase Mrs. Rabbit, up close and personal.
Of course, I couldn't put the camera away without taking a few pics of the garden, and wouldn't you know it but Sparky the Squirrel was hanging around hoping for peanuts. Sparky has been living in our yard for over a year now, and he has a most handsome white patch on his tail, like it was dipped in white paint.
And there's a lovely couple of Robins who are expecting babies this year. They've built a beautiful nest above my kitchen window:
Not many blooms on the Irises this year - but here's one that finally opened up. I hope spring has sprung in your neck of the woods!