Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wow, Thank You, and Welcome!

When I found out I was Blogger's Blog of Note yesterday, I was very honored and surprised! I'm sincerely happy and humbled that so many new people have visited my blog, and enjoyed and appreciate my work enough to follow it and/or leave a comment. Thank you all, and welcome!

I'm in the middle of a massive studio cleaning and organizing this week. I'd rather be painting, but it must be done... I do have several new pieces that are almost finished, so look for them in the coming weeks, as well as more updates on Pede's portrait progress.

Since this is just a quick post, I'll leave you with a photo I took last week of a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird at my backyard feeder. The light has to hit their throat feathers just right to be red, otherwise the "ruby" feathers appear black or gold...


Once again, I'm honored to be a Blog of Note. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments, and welcome new readers!

Much love,

65 comments:

Jessica-Lauren said...

Beautiful photo! xoxox

houndstooth said...

Congratulations! That's a nice honor!

I love that photo! I feel like I could reach out and touch him!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Photo. Thats how I was led to you Kathleen and glad I was.
The little hummer is sure a beauty. I have only seen green and red ones.
Have a beautiful day
Lisa
Thanks for stopping in.

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My favourite bird, really they are amazing. And the Bee-eaters too =P I hate bees.

Well nice photos,

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lover said...

nice

hot tips said...

thanks

Twix said...

Wow weeee! Congrats Kat! I'm so proud of you!
Snuggles,
Twix

Caroline said...

Oh congratulations Kathleen! Well, it is definitely noteworthy - I knew that all along! Cute little hummer and super portrait below.

commoncents said...

Congrats on the BON!

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Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Congrats!

Great picture too!

I'll share with my sister Diane - she LOVES her hummingbirds!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Kathleen, thank you for joining my blog. Am just geting started with it. Congrats on being the blog of note - no wonder - your site is fabulous!I love the beautiful faces you paint.

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Priscilla said...

A great shot!!!

Cheryl said...

Fantastic photo, you're welcome and thanks for coming over to the Scrubby Bush too!

Henna said...

this picture is simply amazing and so natural that it seems i am looking at the original thing, very good job

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Holmesy said...

well done on becoming blog of note :)

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imaginationlane said...

I am so pleased to have found your site, Kathleen! Animals are as important and as well-loved in my life as people are. You clearly understand this connection!

Congratulations on being a blog of note. I love your gentle artwok and will definitely be a follower...

The hummingbird picture is stunning, too. I have never managed to get a decent picture of one!

Lynette

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I Just started blogging myself and was directed to your blog.I found it very refreshing and somehow comfortably familiar. Kindred spirits perhaps. Beautiful paintings and photography.

chippercharlie said...

that photo is simply amazing! you've got the light working amazingly for you! its a gorgeous piece!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Your blog is amazing, your art supreme and your mission outstanding. Congratulations on being Blog of Note!

Noni's Gourmet said...

Congrats to you! How exciting!

Beautiful Hummingbird, too! :]

practical1 said...

Amazing picture.

Susan said...

Wonderful Blog! I still have more to look at on your page. It is certainly noteworthy! So informative and just Fabulous!

Karma said...

HI! I'm a new reader, congrats on your recognition! And the photograph is lovely :)

Here I Am/Carrie said...

I love the little hummers. I am new here. Your art is very beautiful...

MAXMOM said...

Congratulations on being a 'blog of note!'...but we always knew you were one anyway :)
That pic' is exquisite!
Sending lotsaluv to you and Cloudy!
MAXMOM IN SA

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You are a kind and generous soul, taking care of the people in all of our lives, and for that I thank you.

And also you have very nice blog!

Have a nice weekend!!

Aberon said...

Nice picture, you have very nice paintings... and seem to have made art and animals your life. I like to see a person dedicated to something.

HMCinCali said...

I have 3 hummingbird feeders up and one happen to run out of food. I was talking on the phone looking out the window and watch the hummingbird check for food and then turn and look at me through the glass as if yelling at me for such follie! LOL

Soft Courage said...

Hi Kathleen, you have a beautiful blog here. Congratulations on being listed in the 'Blog of Note' section, your blog definitely deserves this honor. Best of luck and wish you more progress.

freckleonthenose said...

Your work is beautiful - not just this picture but the portraits as well. It can be really hard to capture a pet's essence in art, but it seems you've done it! :)

Bijou said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!

You sure do deserve it.

Waggles,
Bijou

Don't be hasty said...

I have to say, there is always something nice about paintings of dogs, their dogness comes out well when painted.

Kudos!

Tolek said...

Świetny blog. Masz niezwykły talent :)
Pozdrawiam.

Joe said...

Congratulations! I love the photo by the way. I have tried to get hummingbirds to come to my house every year and I've never really succeeded. I have plants, feeders, everything. Maybe some of us just weren't meant to have hummingbirds...

herself said...

congratulations! :D
you have an amazing blog.


have a nice day.

figuring it out as she goes said...

Considering the fact that hummingbirds typically flap their little wings 80x a second, this picture captures a stillness rarely seen. I'm absolutely enamored with these beautiful creatures. Thanks for sharing!

jokkes said...

hi

Lucie said...

I can't resisthumming birds..and this is such a beautiful catch.
nice blog btw !

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Mrs.amara usman said...

I like ur all pictures!You are a good painter. Your drawing, ur colouring details, ur strok all are very good.Kathleen please send me ur E-mail on my e-mail address. I will talk u.

Debra said...

Just found you through blogs of note. Glad I did. Your art is so beautiful! Love your blog. Have a lovely day.

_Debra

sam said...

Well done Kathleen! Look forward to seeing Pede, when you get the time that is:o)

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Chris Bassoo said...

Wow! Congratulations on being Blog of Note. My name's Christopher Bassoo, and I was just looking around at social media, web applications, franchise sales, Googlela analytic, prevention of fraud, and fraudulent emails, etc, and came across your blog and was mesmerized by your artwork. You have quite the talent for capturing the essence of animals. There's one of an elephant you did that I'm pretty sure is my favorite. Anyway, again, congrats on being Blog of Note, you definitely deserve it. I'll be coming back for sure. :) Warm regards, Chris Bassoo.

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Loryn said...

your blog is amazing! I love all of the artwork and how you show step by step until it's complete. I'm following! I usually have tons of dog pictures on my blog, your welcome to them!

-Loryn

William Leake Bruno said...

Beautiful color and mark making.
The painting used for your header is sooo killer. Keep rockin!
-Will

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Jarrett Bellini said...

That's some seriously vibrant red! And congrats!

pearl said...

nice capture!

мonтѕerraт said...

Congrats for being there!

Actually, I found your blog through Blogger's blog of Note. Your paintings are really nice!! You have a good reason for being there!

(:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Kathleen, congratulations for being a blog of note. Your site is wonderful. I love all of the dear doggy faces. My dogs are the dearest creatures in my life. I love the photo of you snuggling your doggy pal. Your work is absolutely wonderful. Thank you for stopping by my site and for your lovely comments. Shine on!

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ChocoMilk said...

so beautiful! I love your dedication to and obvious love of animals. I know my sister's a vegetarian (she even has a blog about her struggle as a vegetarian at http://mustachesofthenineteenthcentury.blogspot.com/ ) and I know that she'll appreciate these sooo much!!

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Kieran said...

Lovely pic :) well done :)

Pointy Pix said...

Congratulations. I just started following you recently as I have also set up an art blog in the last week or two and was looking for like minded people - your work is stunning and you totally deserve to be a blog of note!

Dean Grey said...

Kathleen!

Thank YOU for sharing your art and photos with us!

-Dean

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