Tag Archives: rhubarb

Spring Has Sprung!

The sun has been shining in the Pacific Northwest where I live and the birds have returned to sing!

Spring has sprung!

The rhubarb has sprouted, always a sure sign that Spring is on its way, hooray!

I printed my background and the paper for my weird birds all on the Gelli-Plate.

Below is my background without my birds:

If you are interested in learning more about Gelli-Plate printing, Carla Sonheim is teaching a live, ZOOM class this Saturday, March 27th. She will be focusing on landscapes. The 3-hour class is only $45.

For more information, you can watch a short video at CarlaSonheim.com and go to “online classes.”

I hope you will be joining me in the class… It will be a blast!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! ūüôā

Short And Stout

Today, I have¬†two squabby¬†(short and stout) weird birds…


Who seem to be having a squabble (petty quarrel) under the rhubarb.

My rhubarb plant is going to seed… ¬†But I think it is kind of beautiful!


Did you know that rhubarb is ‚Äúslang‚ÄĚ for a¬†quarrel or squabble? ¬†

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! ūüôā

P.S. As I am willing to risk more and put my art out into the world, I am also more at risk for other people to criticize my art.  How do you handle criticism in your art making or life?  I hope you share your wisdom with me!  Thanks!

Roses, Rhubarb and Redheads

My husband recently bought me this beautiful bouquet of pink roses and white lilies to celebrate our 31 years of marriage.  I have such a thoughtful guy!

Anniversary roses first day

The colors remind me a little of the Rhubarb that is growing in leaps and bounds in our backyard:

Rhubarb - 1

I happen to like this sour fruit!¬† I like to bake it with strawberries¬†and sugar (and a tablespoon of red hot¬†cinnamon candy) in the oven.¬† I’m going to¬†make¬†a batch¬†tomorrow.

rhubarb - 3

I think the big, green (poisonous) leaves are really quite beautiful.

rhubarb - 4

I have fond memories from my childhood where I would tear a crimson stalk from the plant, rinse it with the hose and then dip it into sugar.  It was a sweet, tart treat!  My mom often boiled it in a saucepan with a little water and a lot of sugar to make a rhubarb sauce that we would have over toast for breakfast.

I bet you are wondering about the Redhead part of my post?

Well, I painted my first duck today in watercolor:

My Redhead Duck

It is called a Redhead.  The male has a bright red head, gray back, and black chest and rear end.

A handsome fellow, don’t you think?

Happy Creating!