Friday, June 1, 2018


Just a little charcoal sketch in my sketchbook.

Sweetie just returned from a fabulous trip to Costa Rica with some great folks.  He has hundreds + hundreds of photos to edit and use - and I am using some for reference photos for paintings (of course).

Here is the first card I painted on Strathmore watercolor blank cards (they are great for painting on, as are the mixed media cards and the printmaking cards).  It is an Acorn Woodpecker from Costa Rica.  Nothing like that here in Kentucky.  This is a female (the red tuft meets with the white front if it's a male).  

It seems like everything is coming up in June, including a granddaughter's graduation from high school (we are so proud of her!), our 23rd anniversary (seriously, 23 years??), and my mother's 80th birthday.  Lots of plans for parties and family gatherings.  I'll try to keep up, but can't promise anything!

Hope you all have a good June!


Chris Lally said...

Bet you're so happy to have your hubby home. Happy Anniversary, Rhonda!
As usual, your art pieces are stunners! Looking forward to seeking more pieces inspired by travels.
Hope you're able to find a little time for the blog. It wouldn't be the same without you!

Sadami said...

Happy, Happy, Anniversary, Rhonda, Jerry! Enjoy your day and forever!! Take care. Best wishes, Sadami

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very very busy month! 23 years! congrats! :D

Debbie Nolan said...

Awesome woodpecker Rhonda - Also congratulations on your 23rd anniversary and granddaughter's graduation. My mom turned 80 this year also. Sounds like you have so much to celebrate. Enjoy it all friend. Hugs!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Chris, yes I am glad he’s home now!! I always think I’m going to get so much done but just end up wasting time and not sleeping well :(.

Thanks so much, Sadami! Hope you are doing well and keeping busy and happy, too!

Jennifer Rose, thanks :)

Thanks, Debbie!