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Chasing Fireflies!

catching fireflies

The fireflies are out! One of the best things (aside from owning our house, having chickens, no shootings…) of moving to this small Pennsylvania town, is the fireflies! Growing up in California, I never saw a firefly, so it’s not only thrilling to my children to go out and catch them, it’s thrilling to me. Well, ok I don’t actually touch them because they’re still bugs and that’s just not going to happen. Instead I sit and watch the kids run around, jump up, slowly and steadily reaching hands out to catch one. Then I request a few be put in a jar so I can try to photograph them. =P

Fireflies
We’re actually heading to a forest area this weekend to see the Synchronous Fireflies again, and I can’t wait! It’s the most awesome sight seeing them light up at the same time. Sitting around a low fire, listening to the water in the creek flow by, and watching the forest light up.

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Catching Fireflies
Ok, technically that’s glitter, but it was earlier this year and I needed to recreate fireflies. =P

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A Girl and her Chicken

Pet chicken

Ever have one of those nights when you’re on the verge of sleep, then an idea pops into your head? That was me last night. I had to jump out of bed and draw the idea out really quick, in case I forgot by the morning. These days I’m never really sure if the idea should be a painting or a photo. I’m going to try and do both, if possible.

Girl with a Chicken
There is a painting in the works, and I’m sure I’ll find a way to squeeze a cat into it, someplace. =)

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Forest Tea Party

Forest Tea Party
Every now and then I like to try to recreate my paintings in real life. This time, however, I wasn’t going to bring the cats to the forest, so I used my daughter and her giant teddy bear.  They enjoyed a nice little tea party in the forest.
Enjoying a cuppa