Tag Archives: basketball

The Karnowski Bird

Spokane fans were disappointed on Monday, when the Gonzaga Bulldogs lost in a close game with the North Carolina Tar Heels at the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  The final score was 71-65.

It was an exciting game and we are proud of the “Zags” for their outstanding performance during these games.

In honor of the team, I have created the Karnowski bird for one of the star players, Przemek Karnowski:

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As you can see in this photo of him below that he has a beard.  My upside down version of my bird shows that his beard is basketball players from the dictionary illustration of the word, basketball:

I have not created a bearded bird before… only a bearded fish, that you can find here.

Happy Weird Beard (Bird) Wednesday!

Cheers!  🙂

Bulldogs And Butterflies

Yesterday, I watched our local college basketball team from Spokane, Washington; Gonzaga win their first game at the NCAA championships in Phoenix, Arizona.

Gonzaga beat South Carolina in a close game, 77 to 73.  This is the first time that Gonzaga Bulldogs have made it into the Final 4 tournament so it was great fun cheering them on!

On Monday, they play against North Carolina for the championship!  Go Zags!!

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I haven’t painted a subject in watercolor in awhile so I decided to participate in the World Watercolor Group challenge and paint a butterfly – no fooling! 😉

I’m not totally happy with my results.  I added a little Irridescent Fine acrylics to add shine to the gossamer wings…

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Next, I tried to fix it a bit with color pencils and I’m not sure I like it much better!

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Some days you win and some you lose…

Are you a basketball fan?  Who is your favorite team?

Cheers!  🙂