This is Bleu our first llama with one blue eye and one brown eye. And Pendletonn with his macho, "I will NOT smile for the camera . . . wait did you get my good side?" expression.
I really enjoyed my UK, children's book illustrating, amazing needlefelting, tell it like it is, living in the country, artist friend's blog today. http://allaroundus.blogspot.com/
I found out more about Ron Paul for President today. I am so glad I did! I have been so disappointed with the choices the media is tube feeding us with. There are more options!! I really like his ideas and feel they are more in line with America's values as I know them to be. You can check him out at http://www.ronpaul2008.com/ and at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronpaul2008/
So, I wrote a note to Bill O'Reilly who I am a big fan of (although I do disagree with at times) and asked if he would do an interview with Ron Paul since an informed public is the basis of true democracy. Then, I'm watching Neil Kavuto (spelling?) and he has an interview with Ron Paul! Go, Neil! Mr. Paul was saying that he will hold a convention next to the Republican convention. He also said he has not considered running as an independent. If he does not receive the Republican nomination, I really, really, really hope he considers it. I'll write him in. Ron Paul for President! Power back to the people!! Vote where your heart is, not where the media tells you it counts. If enough people do this, we may all get rid of the crippling two party bias that ruins freedom of choice.
Another fantastic artist friend of mine sent me a link to a flickr photostream that I completely enjoyed. It's the photostream of Hunter who takes fantastic photos, then he has a section for his wife's BEAUTIFUL artwork and for HER father's b/w photos of when she was a child. I rarely have time to go through someone's entire photostream, but I just had to as a new thumbnail would catch my attention and I had to look closer. If you get a chance, try to stop by and check them out at http://www.flickr.com/photos/7364897@N02 There is so much artistic talent and beauty to take in.
I hope to be able to get some more artwork done this week. I'm not sure if I'll be able to go to the sheep trials show now.
My son will be coming over to the farm and helping me with a lot of big projects in the next few days. He is such a big help to me and he is SO strong now! All those football, basketball, baseball practices and the hockey league has really paid off. Farm projects require more strength than I can muster on my own at times. My husband is just working so hard keeping up with his two jobs, that there's just not enough time in the day. I'm so lucky that I have a son whose personality is just so likeable. If we weren't related I know we would be friends. I really enjoy his company. So, it's good to have such a helpful helper. A helpy helperton!My husband caught this picture of the elusive "Creamsicle" cat the other night. This cat just showed up on our farm a month or so ago. It appears our orange cat, "Chester", has befriended Creamy. They will play with each other. When it is time to come in at night, Chester tries so hard to get Creamy to follow him. Creamy comes close to following him, but we just haven't earned his trust yet. Instead, he goes behind or into our sheds and sleeps there. Occasionally, in the middle of the night he will come to our kitchen door and meow like he wants to come in, but if we open the door, he takes off quickly. We were so worried about him since we hadn't seen him for a week or so. But, we did have coyotes come right up to our house almost. So, we were relieved to see Creamy the other night, doing just fine. The coyotes are the reason I can't leave food out for the kitty. We've been able to get him to come close to us when we are out with him. But, it's still going to take a while. He looks like he's getting enough mice or food from somewhere. We're pretty certain he doesn't belong to any neighbors out here since we called around. Sometimes people dump their unwanted domestic creatures out here in the country to "live free", as though they will be able to. He may be one of these. Even though we aren't sure where he came from, we'll do our best to earn his trust and keep an eye on him until then.
Think Madonna's song now VOGUE!
VOGUE!! (echoing into silence)