Art Roundup, week of April 8th

Despite having a nice DSLR, I’m not lugging it around every day. Fortunately, the technology inside smartphones has rendered my expensive frame and lenses borderline irrelevance for the day to day. While I still grab my camera when I’m expecting to see wonderful views, most of the time all I have on me is my phone and its built-in camera. So, when I see something that captures my attention, I whip out my phone to capture the sight. 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 005

Just a little farther down the curb, there were a bunch of younger geese pecking at empty food containers or searching for the finer grass. While most of the other geese I’ve captured were wadding about, I caught this bunch in the middle of eating. It’s amazing what animals can find while they’re scrounging for food.

The last entry in this miniseries highlights the size of this flock. On either side of the grazing geese stood a pair of larger geese. This formation reminded me of two families stopping during their road trip to grab a bite to eat, and while the kids are still enjoying their meal, the adults are having private conversations about the rest of the journey.

Waddling Bird 006

Flowers 004

It’s amazing what people can do to bring bits of beauty to their world. Here, I was heading through a drive through and while I was waiting to place my order, I caught sight of this splash of color resting upon a pool of stones. This collection of beautiful flowers was meticulously arranged inside of the miniature wooden barrel, which brought a smile to my lips.

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.

With a slight step forward, my dog caught sight of another stick and instead of continuing her protecting of the stick behind her, she dashed forward, pouncing on the new branch. Once her maw snapped down upon it, she whipped it about and held it up, seeming to challenge me over this new trophy. When I stopped moving, she resumed shaking the stick once again, oblivious to my presence.