A New Collage, Spring Cleanup, and Fish From the Sky
“Spirits” – Collage, 5 x 5″
This is just an abstract collage with handmade papers and metallic bits. No photographic elements this time. Still enjoying collage lately, which is truly becoming a permanent part of my creative process, whether it’s for studies for larger works, or art for its own sake.
This weekend, with the help of our grandson and his wife, we worked nonstop sprucing up the yard, getting all the leaves raked and out of here, cleaning in and around the pool, and adding some new plants and mulch. We have a house showing on Wednesday, and it’s a second walk through, so we are pulling out all the stops. It looks nice around here. As I’ve said many times, it looks so nice, I’d love to live here myself.
Fish From the Sky
It’s not an urban legend, folks. Yesterday after taking a break and returning to the back yard to bag leaves, we discovered a fresh, damp, fully-intact, one-pound dead fish in the middle of our back yard, right where we had been working just a few minutes before. After much discussion among the four of us about where it could have come from (we eliminated the possibility of any intruders or neighbors on any of the four sides of the property) we had to conclude that an osprey must have dropped it during a flyover. It’s quite possible the bird just let it slip because of its weight, or perhaps another bird was trying to steal it in mid flight. Just so you know, these things do happen. Just never to us before.