Thursday, March 4, 2021

Thursday Art Date: Creases

Hello Friends!! 😊😊 

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Creases. Bugs Bunny gussied himself up to portray a happy housewife, ironing away the creases in her husband's shirt. If you're a Bugs fan, can you count the number of times Bugs Bunny was portrayed in drag? I can't! But RuPaul (the world's most famous drag queen) is quoted as saying "Bugs Bunny was my first introduction to drag!"

Creases in faces, creases in jackets...creases in the plan...this is my ink and graphite sketch of a scene from my favourite Woody Allen movie "Crimes and Misdemeanors". It's brilliantly acted by Martin Landau and Jerry Orbach. It's a mix of comedy and drama, and is very suspenseful at times. It also stars (of course) Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Angelica Huston, Sam Waterston and Alan Alda.

Here is the official trailer.

Another fine actor who has many creases in his face is Sir Anthony Hopkins...he has done too many amazing films to list here, but I think (for me anyway) his most memorable movie is The Silence Of The Lambs, playing Hannibal Lecter (also starring an amazing Jodie Foster). He's just so creepy in that movie!! This is my ink and graphite drawing of him.

Here is the official trailer  of The Silence Of The Lambs.

I had fun doing a Prismacolor Pencil drawing of a sea turtle. These beautiful creatures have many creases in their skin. I've never seen one in person, but I think they are just stunning!

I love these Evening Grosbeaks...they are beautiful!

The following photos are a tribute to my absolutely favourite bird, the Mourning Dove. I feel blessed to have them at my feeder and on my "bird cam"!!

Asparagus and Cheddar Quiche/ Pizza Night: #1 Bianca - olive oil, parm and oregano; #2 Margareta - tomatoes, parm and mozz, delicious with a spinach salad.

Penne with a light Rosé sauce (a parm cheese sauce with a wee bit of tomato paste), garlic bread...and for dessert - Strawberry Tiramisu! Yummy!

I'm linking up with these wonderful bloggers today, or at least trying (!!), please visit them for some really interesting posts! And why not join in on the link parties? You can meet some really nice people!! 😊

Friday March 5th : Paint Party Friday
Saturday March 6th: Eileen's Saturday's Critters
Monday March 8th: Angie's Mosaic Mondays

That's all for now folks! Please check out the link gadget below to see more "Creases" artwork!


I took this photo on August 12th, 2020 of the night sky...I LOVE to stargaze!!

March 11th: Next Thursday's theme is Space. 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! 🎨

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  1. I much prefer lived in faces to the botox monstrosities - and love your sketch of St Anthony Hopkins.
    Love your birds too and am, as usual, drooling over the food.

  2. What a challenge! you have mastered it well and I love your turtle, they are beautiful creatures, we have had a few encounters with baby ones on our foreign travels where some countries (Costa Rica for example) are making little 'farms' just off the beaches to protect the eggs and return the babies to the sea. I think as we grow older creases are actually quite beautiful on some women - Joan Collins for example :) Betty

  3. I just love your photos. So nice to see weather and wildlife up north. Great art too. I love the colors in the sea turtle.

  4. I grin at the scene and admire Bunny with the ironing, I don't like that at all.
    An impressive drawing from the crime scene, this is an exciting, great film ..
    Beautiful your sea turtle, I love it!
    Your bird photos are again so exciting which birds are there this time I see the wild pigeons more.
    This is my favorite cheddar quiche!!!
    Have a good time, hug Elke

  5. Morning Rain, don't those little creases get everywhere. From the very start we are born with them, as a new born baby I remember my little girl especially having some very distinctive ones, one above her lip that she still carry's today. Bugs looks very comfortable doing his ironing, I liked how he would dress up and wear his bright red lipstick, I can see why Ru-Paul would have been drawn to him. Silence of the Lambs is one of my favourite films, Anthony Hopkins has great character in his face, those little lines and creases are what makes drawing, shading and painting faces such a delight for me.. The devil in the detail.
    Nice to see the birds appreciating all that good food you have provided for them, i'm awaiting two buckets of Fat Balls for mine as they have nearly finished their Winter supply.
    Wishing you a happy week ahead, will try and link up this week if I can.
    Hugs and fur baby cuddles Tracey xx

  6. These are beautiful drawings.
    The birds in the snow are great, here the snow has disappeared.
    The food looks delicious.
    Greetings Irma

  7. Bugs Bunny as a housemaid is very funny! Sir Anthony Hopkins Is a really good actor!
    Do you know that Sir Anthony Hopkins composed a Waltz "And The Waltz Goes On" that was performed in Maastricht by André Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra?
    The sea turtle is beautifully made, and the birds ... are very happy that you take care of them!
    Wishing you a very nice day and thank you for the hosting!

  8. Somehow I forgot it was March. I love Bugs and his ironing. I am a big fan of Jerry Orbach, but never saw him in Crimes and Misdemeanors, a film I'm sure I'd enjoy.

    Your penne and tiramisu are making me hungry. They look wonderful.

    I'll be by next Thursday for sure.

  9. I think I shall ask bugs to ironing away the creases i MY skin. That would be very nice!

    I have seen a few turtles here and there on my trips. I think yours are gorgeous. There are quite a few species and they are really interesting.

    Love your birdfeeder. They must bring you lots of joy.
    Take care!

  10. Mourning Doves are delicate, lovely birds, and I enjoy them too. They are daily visitors to my backyard where I strew corn on the ground for them. The other day I counted twenty-one feeding peaceably. Soon they will be preoccupied with nesting

  11. Happy Thursday every one.


  12. You have no idea how much I admire the food you post about. You eat like royalty there!! Did you actually make your own tiramisu?? Hope things are well with you both. -Jenn

  13. Wow there are creases everywhere as your lovely art pieces depict! The sea turtle is my fave.

  14. Rain,

    I remember the days of ironing DH's office clothes. I got away from doing that many years ago. I found just making sure to get everything out of the dryer immediately and hanging his clothes up kept the wrinkles away. I helped also getting away from dress shirts. I began buying nice button up shirts that didn't require special attention. I love your Mrs. Bugs Bunny illustration. It's great! Excellent job on the creases in faces and jackets from the movie scene. Oh, WOW fabulous job on Anthony Hopkins! He was great in Silence of the Lambs but then again, he's great in everything. My favorite Hopkins' film is "The Edge". Have you seen it? Your sea turtle is nicely done, as well. I don't know how you find the time to do what you do. You amaze me! And the food?! Yum, yum, yum!! Everything looks so delicious.

    I took your advice, linked up, and waited. Despite getting the error warning after a few minutes I showed up on the Mister Linky. Thanks for hosting, my friend. Have a doodletastic week!

  15. Gorgeous art Rain! Your meals shown look so good. I leave here every Thursday drooling and starving!

  16. Well done on the food, as always. I am drooling and I just had breakfast!
    I love your human sketches. You are gifted.

  17. ...we live with creases, our iron has appeared in years!

  18. LOVE your Anthony Hopkins portrait! And the sea turtle too. I saw one on a beach once in Hawaii -- what magnificent creatures! One swam in the water near My Rare One too! It was a special moment for her. And say, can Bugs come over sometime and do MY ironing?

  19. Oh, it looks cold where you are! But lovely. And what really looks fabulous is all that wonderful food. The quiche, the pizza....yum!

  20. I use to make quite a lot of money ironing for the neighbors when I was young. Your art is always so good. Ohhhh that food!!! Wow. Very nice tribute to the morning dove too. Have a great day today.

  21. Hello Rain. Good to see you on form again with those pictures, sketches and your mouth watering food. The pizza and pasta looks especially inviting. You just put me in the mood for this evening - chicken and chorizo kebab with Kalamata salad and home made chips. That's chips UK, not chips NA.

    I'm not a great fan of modern films but I definitely remember Sue getting me to watch Silence Of The Lambs. Hopkins was real scary I must admit.

    You are getting lots of fun with those Mourning Doves. I guess they are entertaining on those cold mornings and you're sat with a steaming coffee but I think I would be more keen on seeing those Grosbeaks. Sorry, doves are a little boring. Have fun and keep up the good work.

  22. Brilliant art Rain! Love Bugs!!! Love your sea turtle!! Love Sir Anthony Hopkins!! Thanks for the treats with your bird photos and food!! Big Hugs!

  23. I like that Bugs Bunny drawing. I have not ironed in decades, though I still have an iron and board. Haha. I love your turtle, so colorful.

  24. I have to admit that when I first saw the title of this post, my thought went to new creases in my face (under the mask I've worn for nearly a year now). When we all emerge unmasked a some of us are going to look older. ;^)

  25. Oh my, Bugs does make a pretty housewife ... is that considered "Drag"? I always thought of "Drag" as a sexy boy/girl performer, yes? No? Anyway, whatever it is, your Bugs Bunnies are excellent. I also love your Sea Turtle ... the colors and details are amazing :) I too love the Mourning Doves ... they are so sweet and mate for life. Their soft mourning coos are beautiful and I used to love listening to them when I was on the lake. Don't here them much where I am now :( Don't let me forget to comment on Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal Lecter and his Fava beans). Oh my he was creepy, but yes, a wonderful actor. All of your drawings are sooooo good. You seem to have emerged into a state of perfection ... even with your yummy food. Still blows my mind that you can eat all that delicious high calorie food and not blow up like I do eating much less delicious food. You certainly are blessed, Rain. So off we go into empty space next week ... that is a real challenge. Be sure you keep "space" between you and anyone you don't know for the sake of safety. Don't you just love that we have two states that have lifted their mask mandates just when we were beginning to get things under control ... ARGhhhh, it makes me furious. So enough for now. Great job again this week Rain ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  26. I smiled at Bugs doing the ironing ...
    Wonderful sketches and your food looks delicious.

    Have a great week.

    All the best Jan

  27. i feel for husband of bugs and the shirts hahahahaha as far as i know bunny things are going to change in household

    what a a MARVELOUS turtle dear Rain !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    you are AMAZINGLY talented !
    and details of creases of these actors are outstanding too !!!!

    i love Judy foster and i still look forward if i can find her latest movie,this one has been frequently watched bu hubby and me ,Hopkins is favorite of hubby
    loved your adorable visitors and food is remarkable as always!

  28. Beautiful art, photos and food, just perfect! Hugs, Valerie

  29. Love your artwork and those dishes look yummy. The first painting is just so much fun. Anesha x

  30. Just love Bugs doing the ironing and your fantastic drawings. The food looks fabulous to/.

  31. So much snow and ice! .... and now I want that food. I cannot think of anything else but the food! :D

  32. I love Bugs Bunny! Super art for your theme Rain. I love the mourning doves too and so enjoy hearing their coos early in the morning. Super pics of them!
    And the food, oh my - I want it all!!

  33. The sea turtle is very peaceful. Also, very colorful!

  34. Bugs can come and do my household chores anytime, Rain, and would not even have to be in drag. Thanks for the info about the Woody Allen film, which I have not seen but will look for now as it has a good cast. Anthony Hopkins is one of my favorites and your art was great, but Silence of the Lambs will never be on my list of to see films, despite his great acting. As usual, the meals look great and since I have asparagus and penne pasta, I may combine them for dinner with some cheese, of course.

  35. I'd never seen strawberry tiramasu before, but it looks yummy!


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