Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday Art Date: Wisdom of the Ages and Paint Party Friday!

"The Stinker"

Hello Friends! 😊😊

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Wisdom of the Ages. Here is Bugs Bunny posing for my drawing of  Rodin's "The Thinker".

This sculpture has been around for well over 100 years so he must be pretty wise by now with all of that thinking he's been doing!!



According to the Smithsonian, sharks have been on this earth for over 400 million years. Talk about Wisdom of the Ages!! They have continued to exist in our oceans for eons despite how the world has evolved around them...instinctual wisdom! 😊 I created this fella in one of my mixed media courses with a watercolour under-painting on blue toned paper, then charcoals and pastels for shading and details. I've never mixed all these things up before but it was fun seeing it come together!

πŸ’‹ Thank you so much Friends for all of your lovely comments lately! I'm in the thick of the house hunting process...something may be on the horizon very very soon! I should have some news for you all next Thursday but it's looking like we may have found our home!! Wish me lots of luck!!! Thanks for popping in! Please check out the link widget below to see more Wisdom of the Ages artwork! 


I'm also linking up with Paint Party Friday tomorrow!

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A brown squirrel leaping from a tree branch!

February 27th: Next Thursday's theme is Leaps and Bounds. Click on the link for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! πŸŽ¨

Thursday Art Date With Rain. Click on the link for a description of the art date as well as a list of upcoming themes. 

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! The link gadget expires Sunday at noon (EST).

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35 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Fingers and toes crossed you HAVE found the perfect home.
And, as always I am blown away by your art. If Rodin had known about Bugs then his model would have been changed immediately - and I love your multi-media shark.

Elkes LebensglΓΌck said...

The Bunny is thoughtful like the statue what wisdom comes out *laughs*
You painted the shark so well that I thought it was real. * wow * interesting to read about the shark
That would be great if it works with the house
Wish you lots of luck!!!!
Greetings, Elke

Valerie-Jael said...

Fun theme Rain and I love your shark, what a magnificent piece. Bugs Bunny as Rodin's thinker is also a fab idea. Good luck with your house hunting! Hugs, Valerie

NatureFootstep said...

giggling, I love your Stinker :)

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,

I'm so excited for you. I hope you all DID find your dream home!

Great job on 'Bugs the thinker'! Bugs sure has a lot on his mind. He's probably trying to figure out the best way to out trick Taz or Elmer Fudd. :D

Ever since I saw JAWS I really hate the thoughts of going into the ocean. I get wigged out just being in a lake which is supposedly safe but I think I'll stay out of the water unless it's in my bathtub or swimming pool because people put dangerous critters (pythons, gaters,....)in fresh water. They adapt!

Thanks for hosting the artsy fun, my friend. Have a good day!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

That shark was really great, Rain. Hope you have good news to share on the house hunting and we will all be looking forward to hearing.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your shark is fabulous -- so much personality in that eye and that toothy grin! Good luck with the house hunting and may your dreams come true!

Sandi said...


400 million years! It is almost unimaginable. How long do sharks live? There is a type of whale near Greenland that they believe lives 400 years. That would mean one could have been born in 1620 and is still out there!

I hope you find a really cool house. Have you ever seen a yurt? There is a Youtube video of a couple living in one. Looks incredible. Um...but their's probably cost more than a house. πŸ˜€


By the way...Clearly, Bugs is a much better subject for that sculpture than that muscle-y man! He is MUCH cooler!

Martha said...

Wow, that shark! That is really cool. Wishing you all the luck in the world, dear Rain! I'm so excited for you :)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i can't believe that shark! at first i thought it was a photo! wowzers!

Christine said...

Great take on 'The Thinker'. Wow sharks have been around a looong time. Good luck on that home, can't wait to hear.

Leftycrafter said...

Golly, I thought the shark was a photograph. You did fantastic on it. Oh, I so hope this time you get your forever home. You guys have really been trying so hard and have been quite patient.

Laurie said...

Your art sounds amazing,, sorry, can’t see it but I had a dream the other night that you found your forever home! Fingers crossed !

Betty said...

sincerely hope you have found your forever home and will have good news next week for us followers. We have given up house hunting for a while, it became too intense and I realised it was making us unhappy, our current home of 26 years is far from perfect, but I love it and I don't think it is going to let us go for now :)

gigi-hawaii said...

Good luck with the house hunting. Nothing better than home ownership.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Ha! I had a statue of "The Thinker" in my apartment when I was in college. That should tell you how long he has been around :) Bugs is a thinker all right, but I think his thinking is more planning for some form of orneriness :) He does look impressive though, I have to admit. Now, what is really impressive is your shark. I thought it was a photograph until I started reading your comments about him. You are truly far more amazing than I think you are willing to admit.
So house hunting is a lot of fun, especially if you find what you want ... but moving is a pain. It took us over a year to get rid of all of the junk we had accumulated over the years ... and then to sell some things that I never thought I would let go, but downsizing was a big part of our last move and it was important to not leave a house full of "stuff" for the kids to have to deal with when the time comes. Good Luck, I hope you get "the House" and all works in your favor. I will be waiting to hear next week :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

The shark looks incredible. I thought it was a photo of a sculpture. Bugs as The Thinker!! Well done! Thank you for hosting!

-Soma

Becki said...

I don't know what media you mixed to make that shark, but it looks perfect. I feel like I'm underwater with him/her. Wishing you well on the house hunt. I hope to hear good news soon!

Jean said...

Love the drawing! Good luck house hunting!

Deepa Gopal said...

Hello Rain, I am here via PPF. :)
Your shark is just Amazing! Love how you brought it all together.
Good luck with house hunting!

NanaDiana said...

As always, I love your artwork.
We are right now in the 'shark capital' of the east coast. lol You don't want to venture out too far in the ocean beyond the reef...lol
Happy house hunting to you. xo Diana

Linda Kunsman said...

"The Stinker"- ha ha- I love it!! Good luck with your continued house hunting. Happy PPF and happy weekend!

Sarah Leonard said...

I love your toothy shark! He's a real sight to behold :) Happy PPF from No 19 :D

Jenn Jilks said...

That is pretty funny! Good old bugs!

DVArtist said...

Rain very wise indeed. I know you will find the perfect home,one where you will be able to create, cook, and make cheese. Have a great weekend.

Gloria j Zucaro said...

Wow, I love your shark!

Tammie Dickerson said...

I love your shark and his toothy grin!! Awesome!!

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like your shark.
Hoping you have good news to share soon on the house hunting, it sounds exciting :)

All the best Jan

carol l mckenna said...

Love the dashing squirrel photo and best of luck with finding a new home ~

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Magic Love Crow said...

I love bugs, but WOW, your shark is amazing Rain!!! All the best with house hunting! We are all thinking of you!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Love the squirrel picture!

Nicole said...

WOW !!! The shark !!!
Fingers and toes are starting to cramp 😊

sandy said...

wow, nice job on that shark! Sounds like something good is happening in the house hunting ... Remember pics or it didn't happen, lol.

Henny Penny said...

Love your paintings. You are so talented! Hope you get the house! Got my fingers crossed.

The Happy Whisk said...

Great job on catching the critter in motion. Fun shot!