Art Roundup, week of March 25th

As I completed a small series of what I assume were geese, I turned to another short series. This time instead of following some waddeling avians, I’m kicking off a series of Azaleas. These bushes have a special place in my heart. Every time I see the flowering plants, I’m transported back to my childhood home. Unfortunately, the flowers don’t last all that long, so I was still lucky to grab these images. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.

Waddling Bird 002

When I wasn’t intending to take pictures of wildlife and all I had was my camera phone, I was happy that the avians were willing to oblige me, at least somewhat. After securing a record of the one next to the building, I spun about to focus on the other ones scattered about the area. While there were a few scattered about, I focused on the nearest one, waddling a short distance from me. Zooming into the shot, I scurried forward as quietly as I could and took this shot of the goose walking away from me.

Both of the previous shots in this brief series were taken as the birds were moving away from me. While I liked the shots, I’d hoped to snag a photo where the bird moved toward me. Thankfully, the goose seemed happy to oblige me. No sooner had I captured the second shot in the series, than did the avian turn. Despite his partial turn, it was still a step better than what they were doing mere moments prior.

Waddling Bird 003

Azaleas 001

The simplest of things can create the most impactful memories. For me, I’ll always smile whenever I see Azalea bushes, and it’s not because of their fleeting beauty. This simple bush reminds me of my mother. To me, it doesn’t matter who planted them in front of my childhood home or when I’ve always associated them with my mom. Be it caring for them or decorating them with Christmas lights. As a result, I’ll always stop and enjoy these bushes when they’re in bloom, no matter the color.

Here’s another entry to my Man’s Best Friend gallery. While all dogs are amazing, I will be focusing on mine for the time being. Click here and buy access to this growing collection of watercolor renditions of these furry companions.

Have you ever wondered what goes through a dog’s mind? The world has certainly made plenty of entertainment surrounding that idea. However, since that’s still an impossibility, I’m left gauging what I think is going through my dog’s mind.

In the photograph I shared, my pooch was emerging from behind the tree, her eyes whipped up to me. She held my focus for a few seconds, licking her lips. As the seconds ticked by, her posture screamed, “What do you want? I’m busy taking care of myself.”