Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Picket Fence


Hi Everyone :)

Today's theme for the Scribble Picnic is "Picket Fence". (Follow the link to see more lovely artwork!)

Thufferin Thuccotash! Sylvester the Cat will never learn...Tweety will always outsmart him somehow! :)


Here is my watercolour version of Picket Fence. 


I missed my blog post last week for the Scribble Picnic too, I was only able to post this one on Instagram, but I wanted to share it. Better late than never! The theme was Quilts. Bugs is a Jack of All Trades! :)


My watercolour Quilt. Which movie do you think she's watching? :) I remember watching Jaws for the first time as a kid and it scared the bleep out of me!! I believe I watched most of it from under the coffee table in the living room lol...


I've been really busy lately planting my seeds for the summer garden. Alex had to put up three more shelves as we squeezed all of these pots into the "window garden".


Alex put up more shelves in the kitchen window and we officially christened it the "Kitchen Window Garden". :) Big plans for the garden this summer! The weather is nice and mild, there are thunderstorms in the forecast for the rest of the week...sigh...poor husky Marlene will be having a hard time! How is life treating you these days? :)

52 comments:

wisps of words said...

First, be on alert!

SPAM is BACK!!!!

Had to put Comment Moderation back on, this morning, when I found the SPAM in my mail box, and in my blog.

^(**%#%&(*&^%$$&*( SPAM!!!!!!!

wisps of words said...

You have wonderful preparation for your outdoor garden. Great!!!!

And all this growing, inside, must be lovely too!!!! :-))))

Here, I had The Dental Work done yesterday. Sat for an hour, with my mouth FULLY OPEN~~~~~ While dentist did hand-stands, trying to access, drill, and fill, behind my bottom front teeth, below the gum line.

Let all of that sink in for a minute.

It wasn't pretty.

And today, I have to go back, to have one spot smoothed off. He asked yesterday, but after and hour, I didn't know what the inside of my mouth felt like. LOL.

But spring is here! So I should not moan. :-)

Sandi said...

LOVE the one with the moon.

And your houseplants! I am totally envious.

Mary said...

Lovely fences Rain!
Beautiful quilts from last week (sorry I don't 'do' Instagram so had missed them).

Impressed by the magnificent 'window garden' - BUT is that snow still outside? OMG - don't put the quilts away YET!!!!

Hugs - Mary

Jenn said...

Love the old Looney Toons!
Love the window garden too!!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

When I was little I had a cat that I called Sylvester but later found that it was a girl and I shouldn't have named it that. A real barn cat with lots of kittens and fleas but she was a good cat. It is hot here, I have been working in the hops patch.

laurie said...

you have a great hand at comics,,, I love it!! The water colors are beautiful, especially the girl peeking out from the quilt!
You are full on gardening prep and I can't wait to see what you grow!! I love a storm, as long as no loss of life or damage of course, I hope the poor pup manages it,, too bad there are no ear plugs for dogs! I suppose as smart as dogs are she would sense that storm coming,, she wouldn't need to hear it,,

Christine said...

Lovely pieces Rain, you are off to a good start with the plantings.

Marsha said...

Love you drawings and watercolors....as usual.

The garden will be great this year. You have a grand window garden start.

Mama Pea said...

You have a green thumb and creative mind! That little red-headed girl peeking out from behind the quilt is a self-portrait, I'm thinking! I, too, like the moon and picket fence painting.

I have never seen the movie "Jaws" because I have a (irrational?) fear of big things in the water. Never seen "Titanic" either because that would certainly (!) do me in, I know. Other than that, I'm perfectly well-adjusted. (Hahahaheeheeheehohohoho!)

Stefanie said...

I love the windowsill garden! I haven't tried again growing something after the rosemary fluke. I like your picket fence watercolor; I like how it doesn't have definite lines.

Martha said...

Hi, Rain! I love your artwork, especially Sylvester and Tweety. That is really cool. And so is your windowsill garden. What fun. You are going to have an amazing garden this year. Let's hope the weather cooperates.

Jaws was scary for its time and so was The Exorcist! Holy moly did that one freak people out. I still find the movie creepy and I've also read the book.

Lorraine said...

You've really captured the beauty of that fence - so ethereal. I love your quilts also. Good luck with the plantings! Currently there is a large tray of tomato plants (about a foot high now) in front of the sliding door in my dining room. Last year they got so leggy and didn't produce much. Hoping this year will be better - if it stays consistently warm enough to get them outside!

baili said...

Excellent art dear Rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

reminded me the loony toons
i loved the old version more when granny peted them so amazingly and what powerful personalty she had :)

always enjoyed the mischievousness of both sides the cat and the tweety :)

absolutely LOVED your window garden ,hope you see them bloom and grow soon!

here weather is so hot and wind is boiled still life is so beautiful !

Loved the second art too ,truly my kind of painting

Terry said...

Good drawings, Rain. I think the scariest film I ever saw was The Exorcist. There have been scarier films made since then.

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

I love that picket fence drawing! Great colors!

Love the window garden! I am going to live vicariously through you this year!

We are so dry here. Burn bans have been initiated, fires are surrounding our city and in the country. We are in desperate need of some moisture. We need days of solid rain.

Andrea Priebe said...

Great minds ... so they say. I too have a cat on my picket fence. Love your cartoons ... you should go to work for Disney :) I am impressed with all of your garden preparations ... where do you live? I may want to come your way around August when your are harvesting the fruits of all your work :) You ask, how is life treating us. We are moving. We are giving up our lake house and moving closer to our kids so they can help us with some of the heavy chores that my FH can't do anymore. It is sad to leave, mostly all of my water birds and my wonderful neighbors as well, but one must do what one must do. I will find new things to excite me in my new home, I am sure. Love your painting as well, Rain ... you are an inspiration:)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Susan said...

You've got a forest in there! I managed to drag my Meyer lemon tree outside and I swear I heard her sigh with joy! Love your drawings!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

You have sure been busy and I love your little tags! I wish I hd a window I could put shelves in like that! I hope everything continues to do well for you. Nancy

Michael said...

Ooh, I already saw the Looney Tunes one and commented on it there but so glad to see this watercolour too. Beautiful, Rain! Wow. Well done. It's very haunting.

The watercolour quilt one is lovely too. HA, I have never seen Jaws actually, as, like Saturday night Fever, both movies were rated X in England as the only other designation back if not X was AA which meant you had to to be 14+. I'm thinking that red capped person is watching Snow White though?

Thank you so much.

Your window garden is amazing, btw. Wow.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Funny how in the 1970's Jaws was terrifying; now, the shark just seems lame.

Good work on the garden!

Pam Jackson said...

haha...what a great painting of the picket fence. Love it. You really have a lot growing in that window! I never start mine inside, I just throw the seeds in the ground and hope for the best. Matter of fact, Monday and Tue was the day of throwing out the seeds....we will see!

Rain said...

Hi Wisps of Words :) The indoor "garden" is fun! I have a few sprouts today but I'm still eyeing them nervously every morning! :) I can't wait until the weather is more stable and warm though, so I can transfer them outside. Oh gosh...I'm sorry you had to go through that at the dentist! I hate going there! But yes, spring is here, and by now it's all over for you :) Spam...you can't avoid it! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Sandi :) The plants..I just wish I had more room! Mind you if I did, I'd likely squeeze more in there lol!

Rain said...

Thanks Mary :) Oh, it's okay, I only joined Instagram for the dailydrawing challenge but I don't really post much more than that, some dog stuff and food photos! YES...as I reply to this, there IS still snow out there! But it is melting quite quickly! The woods though, that may take a few more weeks before we can walk there.

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn :) I hope your spring has sprung! :)

Rain said...

Hi Gill :) Alex's first cat's name was Lana, thought it was a female, he ended up a male so he changed it to Dana, after the 40's movie star Dana Andrews. You're lucky to have that hot weather!

Rain said...

Thanks Laurie :) Marlene really does sense a storm coming. She starts to pace a little with her ears really up high poor thing. We put her Thunder Shirt on every day now, even if there are no storms so that she doesn't associate it with that fear. We were lucky, we only got rain, but today there is a risk, not looking good! I'm excited to see my plants grow too! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Christine :) It would be nice to plant directly outside though! Too cold still!

Rain said...

Hi Marsha :) Thank you! I did plant a lot this year in the window, I wish I had more space though...and hotter weather!

Rain said...

Hi Mama Pea :) Ha...yes, that was a self-portrait! That could be me today when I have nightmares too...Your fear isn't irrational...I can't get into the ocean...I think of what could and IS down there and I get too scared! Lakes are okay though for me. :)

Rain said...

Thanks Stefanie :) Oh, I planted rosemary and I'll be surprised if it grows...I've never had luck with that herb and also with mint, which I'm also trying...we'll see!

Rain said...

Hi Martha :) Oh gosh, I really hope the weather cooperates too! I remember the month of May being HOT...not hovering around freezing, sigh...the plants will just live in the window until then though! That's funny that you mentioned The Exorcist...that was another one that really scared me! I haven't read the book though, but I bet it's better than the movie! They usually are! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Lorraine :) I had leggy tomatoes last year too...we had a really wet and chilly summer and they really only started producing in late September. Fingers crossed for this summer!!

Rain said...

Thank you Baili :) Granny was a great Looney Tune!! :) Alex actually downloaded all of those cartoons from the 1930's through to the 1960's...we go through phases where we watch them a lot, I just love those cartoons :) It must be really hot where you live...but I would love to borrow some of that heat!!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Terry :) Me too, The Exorcist is on the top scary movies for me that's for sure. I don't like the blood and guts type of horrors, but those suspense movies have me watching through my fingers lol!

Rain said...

Hi Dianna :) Thank you :) I hope you got some rain (NOT snow!!)...that's never a problem here in the mountains, it's always so humid, the risk of forest fires (at least in this area) is so low. I hope everything goes very well for you in the next few weeks and I'll be thinking about you! Send me news when you can! xx

Rain said...

Hi Andrea :) Ha ha...I don't think Disney would like me, I'm way too opinionated about my style, I'd be fired for insubordination, hee hee...thanks for the compliment! Your cat is very cute on the fence, but no fence will hold them in right? :) Well, if you come by, it'll have to be September for the harvest...even October...the seasons are shifting so much lately. I'm sorry that you're giving up the house by the lake, that makes me sad...but you're right, sometimes you just have to adjust to new things. Too bad though! :( I hope you have a nice park nearby where you're moving to.

Rain said...

Hi Susan :) LOL...yes! A forest, I love it! I think all of my plants will sigh with joy after they are released from the overcrowded window gardens! :)


Rain said...

Hi Nancy :) Thank you :) I hope my garden is a success...yours is really starting well and I'm ENVIOUS!!! :)

Rain said...

Hi Michael :) Funny you mention Snow White as being scary...Alex gave me a second edition version of Grimm's Fairy Tales...they are NOT Disney that's for sure. Lots of scary stuff in those original "tales of caution for children"!!! :) I saw Jaws on tv...probably early 80's before vcr's and all that. It was on the CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corp) and they rarely censored stuff so I'm sure I saw the movie version! That music to this day gives me shivers lol! Thanks for the comment Michael...sorry I missed last week's on the blog! Lots of dog stuff, car stuff and spring stuff going on here in the Laurentians! :)

Rain said...

Hi TB :) The shark in today's standards IS lame lol...but back before all this digital stuff, it was something. We watched all 5 (6??) Jaws movies last summer and they didn't scare us as much as when we were kids. Though that music still makes me uneasy lol! Thanks re: the garden, I'm guessing you've started yours already too!

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) Throwing seeds...I wish I could do that!!! Just toss and see lol...your garden is looking great that's for sure. I can't wait to see what comes of mine this summer! Is Lily as feisty as Sylvester? ;)

Magic Love Crow said...

You are so creative with your art Rain! Love all your pieces!!! Wow, look at all those plants! You go girl! Your summer garden is going to be amazing! Big Hugs!

Rain said...

Thanks Magic Love Crow :) I'm really looking forward to the summer garden! I'm just waiting on Nature now. :) And thanks :)

Sam I Am...... said...

Te saying 'practice makes perfect' is certainly true in your case. Your artwork and gardening are both taking off! I love the picket fence watercolor and of course who doesn't love some Tweety Pie and Bugs?
Congrats to Alex on the shelves too.

Rain said...

Thanks Sam :) I'm really dedicating a lot of time and research on my garden...the growing season here is so short and chilly at times, I'm very happy how everything has turned out so far! :)

Fundy Blue said...

Love your kitchen window garden and all your seedlings. Love the sky you created in your "Picket Fence." Art is something I want to make some space in my life for. Take care!

joeks said...

Sylvester just never learns!

What a lovely misty moonlit night. (Though I also thought the fence might be being washed away in rising water!)

Rain said...

Thanks Louise :) I hope you find time for art in your life, it's so rewarding, and by the way? A great way to relax!!! No guilt lol! ;)

Rain said...

Hi Jolene :) Yes! Sylvester, poor kitty ha ha! Oh, that's a nice way to look at the watercolour! :)

Serena Lewis said...

I remember seeing and commenting on these on Instagram though I must have missed the one of the little girl peeking out from under her quilt. I don't recall it. Anywhoo, love your picket fence and quilt sketches! I don't think we ever watched scary stuff as kids, it was more in our teens that we got to see some scary movies. I adore scary movies, especially ones on the paranormal.

I love your window garden! It looks like you are all set for summer. :)