Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Piano

I was up late last night practicing the bass clef and the treble clef notes on our new piano. It is an electric piano (not a keyboard), so I can plug in the headphones and play without bothering anyone, such as a sleeping child. I took a year of piano in high school but nothing more, so the two different staffs are kind of mind boggling. The measures of the notes are not difficult, though, because I played flute proficiently all through high school. I have a beginning piano book, and some nursery rhyme songs to start with. I think I may have "Lazy Mary" down and am close to mastering "Hey Diddle Diddle."

Eamonn was inspired by my drawings to make his own. The piano is in the middle, with a picture of "Mommy and Daddy before I was born" next to it. The headphones are the two circles above the piano.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Orange Tree

Here's my potted orange tree on the back porch. I got it last spring but have not harvested a crop yet. The oranges are actually still green.

We are finally getting some much needed rain around here so the plants are a little happier. This guy of course has received regular waterings all summer.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Seymour Loungin'

We have two cats, Seymour and Jose. While the black one, Jose, is more guarded and curls into a ball (usually up high somewhere, like on the grill or a chair), Seymour typically naps on the floor in poses such as this. Maybe it's a pose that lets body heat escape.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Non HDTV Corner

I sketched this last Sunday night while watching Inspector Lewis solve a murder mystery. Stolen books, forgery, and drawing were central to the plot. I'm thinking about adding some spots of color to it.