Friday, July 6, 2012

Hummingbirds and Itty Bitty Kitties

Hummingbird - 4 Ways - #3
5.5 x 7.5" -Watercolor on Yupo paper, matted to 8 x 10" 

Last month's personal challenge doing the sunflowers and hydrangeas four different ways was fun and inspiring, so I thought I'd do the same thing with my hummingbird spirit sketch. This is number three. You can see the first two here on

5.5 x 7.5" - Watercolor on Yupo paper, matted to 8 x 10"

Another hummingbird painting done this week.

7.5 x 10" - Coloring Page -Pencil on Yupo paper - Free Print Out

Please feel free to print this out for your personal, your friend's, children's or grandchildren's pleasure. It fits nicely on a standard 8.5 x 11" sheet. You can see two more of my free coloring pages here

Taken through the screen - The wild turkey mother who started out with eleven chicks this spring is down to three. They are a pretty good size now and can fly well, so their chances of survival is good.

If you remember my "Cat Man Do" post,  we caught feral cat, Ja Ja only to discover that she just had kittens. We brought her back un-spayed so she would continue to produce milk for them. She finally brought them out in public about ten days ago. 

Jerry started putting out Have -A- Heart traps this past week. My step son, Jimmy, caught the ginger tabby on Wednesday and Jerry caught the little orange and white later that afternoon.

They are already settling in and adjusting quite nicely. Cats are so clean and smart. After taking away the towels, they have already started using the litter box for their business instead of for a bed.

Jerry left a trap on the deck last night without food in it. To his surprise, kitten #3 was inside this morning!

We've got the cage on a dolly so we can wheel it where we want it.

Tigger is not at all happy with the situation, as expected. He already  took over Princess's bed in the studio and really liked the idea of being an "only child".

I have set up my studio lights and started shooting again.

The healing of my ankle continues and a vast collection of medical equipment is on the way out of the studio!

I'd love to hear your comments about my Hummingbird Spirit - 4 - Ways challenge.
Which pieces do you like or dislike and why? What do you think about me offering free printable coloring pages?  How do you like the kitties? Any ideas for names? 

Thanks for reading my blog! Commenting is not mandatory, but as always, it is most appreciated.

Until next time, wishing you great days!


  1. Well, I will tell you right now I love the Hummingbird paintings, and love the idea of the coloring pages!! I so love your artistic gift. I will print it out and color in myself!How fabulous to see the medical equipment going away, that is such a joy. You are a very strong woman and have gotten through this nightmare with flying colors!!! Truly.
    Now about these kittens, OMG!! If I lived closer I would take two immediately, because I am wanting kittens very badly!!!! They are so adorable, and I am sorry that Tigger is feeling a bit put out at the intrusion. It looks like you have a couple of calicos? which means they are female? Love calicos. I suggest Jemima like the pancakes for one of "em. And perhaps Jolly for another. Have fun with them.

  2. Oh Thank you Robin! Please print these pages out and do some coloring. I have always found it to be such a relaxing, happy activity. I think my love of coloring is one of the reasons I have always wanted to become an artist. ☺ I so wish you lived closer too! I would love to see the calicos go to a forever home together!! We are thinking of keeping the other two since we lost Tommy and Princess this year. We shall see . . . and I truly love your name suggestions!! You always bring a smile to my face dear lady!

  3. Love your hummingbird paintings Sandy. And oh my, those kittens are gorgeous, mummy too. Hope your ankle is well mended, how inconvenient that must have been, but I bet you are looking forward to the extra space in your studio now.

    1. Thanks Ann! Yes, it seems like it's been a long haul with the ankle, but I feel like I'm on the down side of the hill now!!

  4. Sandy> Can't seem to make my comments go thru. I am trying the anonymouse as a test. Coloring book pages are a great idea. Will you print some out for this printerless person. BobbieZ

    1. Hey Bobbie - I've already got the pages printed out for you. Come and get 'em! AND we can play with the kittens while you are here! ☺

  5. The hummingbirds are wonderful... they're such fun little creatures! The kittens are adorable too.. are you keeping all of them or finding homes? Hmmm... BobbieZ's comment makes me wonder if maybe some of my comments have not gone through too. I wrote to you about how sorry I was when Princess passed but it was never published... Hope these are brighter days for you with your improved ankle and those sweet little kittens. :)

    1. Thanks for commenting, Kathleen. Sorry I never got your previous reply. Yes, I have heard of comment problems before here on Blogger. Thanks for your persistence, condolences for Princess, your get well wishes and your kind words. I do have someone who is taking the two calico "Jersey Girls" !! (We caught the 2nd one last night.) We are keeping the other two kitties since we recently lost our 2 house cats, Tommy and Princess. I just played with them with a feather on a string through the cage and they are all staring me down as I type this. ☺


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