Sunday, 28 June 2009

Two Rooks


I finished another pair of transformation paintings this week - two rooks.
These are actually portraits of myself and my sister ( I'm the one on the right, for those of you who don't know me - and those who do, but still don't recognise me with a bird's head stuck on top of mine!)


And a busy day in the allotment! I picked elderflowers for elderflower champagne, and thinned the beetroot. We had the beetroot for supper, both roots and leaves - they were so sweet and delicious! The fruit will go in the freezer for a few days until I have got enough to start making batches of jam. The blackcurrant bushes are laden, branches almost snapping under the weight of fruit, but something is scrumping our strawberries, despite them being carefully netted.

14 comments:

Linda said...

Theses are lovely Danielle, and all that fresh fruit delicious. I know what you mean about ponies grabbing things to eat you don't want them to, I swear they do it to make you feel guilty, Woozle wants to snack on acorns,in Autumn which is difficult to stop as there are oak trees in both my fields.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I LOVE the two Rooks! What neat pictures of you and your sister.

Kim said...

Beautiful pictures, Danielle. I would think your sister would be thrilled with her portrait. They are just like Charles de Lint's Crow girls grown up :)

Kim x

Caroline said...

Hi Danielle - Am just back from long leave and catching up with your blog today! Have really enjoyed reading your last month's posts - allottment produce looks delious, foals adorable and paintings super!! Love sweetpeas - can just about smell them from here!
Caroline x

Jessie said...

Mmmmm what a lovely feast of fresh produce! What does your sister think of your portrait of her?x

Carol Anne Strange said...

I adore your portraits, Danielle! Beautiful! Oooh ... and look at nature's abundance. I see you will be busy making jam before too long. x

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Beautiful rooks! Love all your art!!!

(Also, I'm having a GIVEAWAY, so come on over and enter! Everyone is welcome!)

Danielle Barlow said...

Thankyou everyone!
I just love the characters of the crow girls in Charles de Lint's work - I'm glad they make you think of them!
I haven't shown my sister the picture yet - not sure she'll be flattered!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful that you did too portraits and that they are your sister and yourself, seems very special to me.
Your bounty is glorious and beautiful to see.

Sonia ;) said...

Danielle...

Both pictures are beautiful as are you and your sister. Fresh veggies and fruit...marvelous.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Ingrid said...

Danielle~ the 'rook' portraits are marvelous! Annnnd, the fruit looks delectable. It has been AGES since I've had fresh Gooseberries! We had tons of them back on the farm in Germany.

Terri Windling said...

Beautiful!

Julia Guthrie said...

Gorgeous paintings!
ANd lovely looking food too..yummy:) I wish I'd had room for more things in the veg patch. Next year I'll have to do fruit aswell.

What did you do with the beetroot for your dinner?

Splendid Little Stars said...

fun stuff!

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