Friday, May 1, 2009

Colour, Nature, Danger, Making Art

A new month, a new challenge through Creative Every Day has already got me involved. Our gardens are already showing colour.

Danger lurks in the outdoors! I love to go out and take pictures. Our cat Fluffy is 17 (!) and I was hoping to capture a few shots of her. While taking a picture of her I backed up and ended up flipping over the chain along our walkway (you can see the shadow). I saved the camera (very important) but have a several bruises and scrapes to show for the event. I'm glad America's Funniest Home Videos wasn't around! And to top it off, I didn't even get a good shot of our cat.
Moral of the story - always be on the alert!

The shot below is the best I could get of the robin pair who have built a nest atop the ladder on our back enclosed porch. This is the second year they have done this. Soon we will have a nest of little ones chirping away. Right now we have the parents scolding the cat when she dares to lay under the nest!

Following is a mandala I created tonight - inspired by Cheryl of Mandala Oasis and Michelle of My Life on the XYZ List. This was my first, but it was meant to be fun and relaxing, which it was.
So as May begins, I hope I am making a start with art, nature and colour. I will leave the danger behind I hope! lol

Please checkout my last post for the Pay it Forward challenge. I really am looking forward to taking part - but I need you!


Cheryl Finley said...

Oh Bev, your mandala is precious and beautiful. Wow! Like a flower on the brink of bloom. I like the color combinations too! I do hope you enjoyed making it. Glad you're part of Michelle's mandala swap! Can't wait to see them all.

mel said...

LOVE the mandala...I keep meaning to try those...and Zentangles...all on my creative To-Do list...*sigh*...

Hope you're healing from your argument with the garden chain..thus are the trials of pet photography...*grin*

~brightest blessings~

Pink Heels said...

I love the picture of the birds in their nest! Wow! I have tried to take these types of pictures every summer but they always fly away too quickly!

Beverley Baird said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments and for just stopping by. It makes me feel connected the wider blog world!

Snap said...

The mandala is lovely. Keep taking those pictures (maybe with a rear view mirror)! :D

Beverley Baird said...

That is a good one Snap! I can't believe I did it though - it really was funny in hindsight.
Thanks for stopping by!

Leah said...

Oh my goodness, I'm glad you survived your tumble in one piece! Silly kitties love to get underfoot. Fluffy is super cute!!

I'm loving all the flowers and birds nests right now too!! Life in bloom!

Love the mandala too. Beautiful!

Barbara/myth maker said...

Your fluffy is so beautiful., and the mandala is, as well!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Beverley Baird said...

Thanks Leah and Myth Maker for visiting and for your kind comments. I really do appreciate all of you who come and take time to comment.
Thanks again.

Angie said...

Hello Beverly,
Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my new blog. You were the first to ever leave a comment, I was so thrilled.
Also would like to try mandala drawings soon,see how we go.
Hope you are recovering from your fall, Angie.

Beverley Baird said...

Thanks Angie. Yes I have recovered, altho pride was hurt more I think!
I am sure you will get lots of people to stop by. I am enjoying this forum to share and meet new people.