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Long Overdue!

I began this sketch with pencil, then turned to oil based pastel.  It has been propped up on my small easel in the house for over a year's time! I outlined the bird many many moons ago! And, there it sat. The other day, while in the library [where my easel is], I looked at it and thought "Why not start working on it again? There's nothing else to do right now!" Well, then it cooled down somewhat with a front moving in, and I neglected it again. Tuesday, it was overcast and threatened rain tho none was predicted, and I didn't want to be caught in any storm, so I stayed home. And I brought out my pastels and began to catch up. I even finished it...long overdue!!   
 
Note, weather-wise, the Southern Coastal Bend of Texas will be on storm watch again this coming week.  Out of the blue, so to speak, a tropical wave has been building up along the Eastern Old Mexico coast and the pattern shows many ways this storm could move...but, right now, it's heading in a north, northeasterly path.  Directly into Corpus?  Dunno.  There will be a weak cool front move in from the north continental states, so maybe the front will take it back out to sea, or even twist around and go into the Brownsville, Texas area.  It definitely calls attention to me tho...In any case, rain predictions are going to be HEAVY flooding in and around town.  Goody.  I like flooding...*sarcastic remark!
 
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From starting my work on it again to the finished piece - [I titled the work Puff Daddy]:




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  1. It is wonderful! I love it when you put your talent on display. Keep us posted on the storm!

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  2. P.S. I have made an icon on my desktop for Bits N' Pieces.

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  3. Wow! That is amazing, Anni! You sure made that bird come to life right before our eyes! Beautifully done! Yes, we will be keeping our eyes on the the storm, and praying it does no harm to anyone. I think everyone has had enough rain and flooding for a while! I know we got a lot of rain yesterday afternoon from whatever that was out there in the gulf, and we are quite far inland. So, rain, rain, go away! Take care and stay safe, my friend.

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    1. Thanks Pamela, and so far winds & light rainfall only.

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  4. Stunningly gorgeous art!!!
    Anni you are so talented!!!
    Always err on the side of caution.
    Sometimes our instinct knows best and storms are dangerous.

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  5. That is beautiful! You are quite talented!

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  6. Your art is absolutely amazing Anni, you are super talented! I was watching the update on the Weather Channel this morning and saw there is already some flooding right along the coast. I hope you don't get anything too serious. Keep us posted!

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    1. Some flooding along the coast & angry sea...but no damages that I saw. Thanks Martha

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  7. Just saw Isaiah...what a position he found...and was able to stay in w/o falling. He is a handsome boy.

    Your natural artistic talent is amazing...we never know wheat hidden talents lie within.
    2020 keeps on giving and giving and giving unwanted gifts.
    Hugs and prayers for safety for all in the path of these crazy storms
    Cecilia

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    1. It'll be good to see this year end! For sure.

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  8. That is a fantastic rendition and the finished picture is really outstanding! Now keep safe and dry! We will all pay attention to these storms, especially when they hit an area where friends live. Please stay safe.

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    1. Just rain & minor flooding in our area. Thanks Ms. G

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  9. Puff daddy is beatuiful, i might have named him Puff the Magic Pelican though. had to say that since i thought it... i am sooooooooo jealous

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  10. The threat of bad weather kept you in and we got to enjoy Puff Daddy. Your plan B's are great.
    Hope you don't get any of Beta. Stay safe.

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    1. We're getting light rainfall (some beach flooding & high surf)

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  11. OK, I take it, that this is a current post, not an "in queue to post" one.

    So you have power and did not have flooding.

    But you have to watch, for it maybe to happen again...

    -sigh-

    Beautiful art...

    Don't forget to go to my post, and see my Besom!

    💛🍁💛🍁💛

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    1. I have a few ready to post...just in case. But, looks like we're just getting minor effects from Beta

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  12. Well done, I love the Pelican! Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead.

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  13. Stunning art Anni.
    I'm so glad you took time to develop and finish it.
    I sure feel a twinge of envy looking at your masterpieces.
    Hope the rain doesn't flood you and its' just cozy enough for you to do more art work.
    Sue

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  14. Big cheers on finishing the painting. You did a great job on it too

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  15. Puff Daddy is cute! Glad you got him done and shared with your admirers. :-)

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  16. Yeah for finishes! And I like the end result. I wish you could send a little rain this way. I bet when we finally get some, it will be too much!

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    1. Minor flooding. I'll soon tire of it & send it your way!

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  17. You long-suffering folks in Texas sure have had more than your share of bad weather, Anni. I hope Mother Nature leaves you people alone very very soon! Your oil pastel picture is WONDERFUL, to say the least. Do you use any sort of blender (blending stump, Gamsol, etc?) on your pictures? ~Andrea xoxo

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    1. Thanks...I use a variety of things, but mostly rely on my finger.

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  18. Your picture is fantastic.

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  19. Wow Anni! That is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Mari...glad you're home, safe.

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  20. I'm impressed by your talent! Good luck with the storm.

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  21. WOW! That looks great. I sure hope that you are spared the worst of these storms.

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  22. Oddly, a brown pelican has been hanging around Cleveland's shore of Lake Erie lately. They're thinking it was blown in by the storm winds. I'm wondering how many out-of-town birds we'll be seeing after the terrible weather and fires of 2020.

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    1. You're right in thinking this ... I think! Birds will adapt to survive if they can.

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  23. LOVE the pelican!!

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