Category Archives: Beth Crews Rommel

Watch the Birdie

This morning I was going through small artwork from the last year and found these drawings. They are each about 5.5″ x 5.5″, on card stock created with brown ink.

bird-9

Bird 9. Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

bird-8

Bird 8, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

bird-7

Bird 7, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

bird-5

Bird 5, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

bird-3

Bird 3, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

bird-1

Bird 1, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

bird-4

Birds 4, Ink on card stock, 5.5″ x 5.5″

Take care all!

 

 

Days 23, 24, and 25

day 23, guardian of the guinea pigs

Day 23, Guardian of the Guinea Pig

Pencil on paper is the best way to introduce the South American guardian for the Guinea Pig. As most artwork in this series, this is $75.00, matted and sealed to 12″ x 16″.

day 24, Ice Guardian

Day 24, Ice Guardian.

Ice Guardian is 9″ x 12″, watercolor on paper, $75.00. Keeping one safe on a cold night is this guardian’s duty.

day 25, Guardian of the Quiet

Day 25, Guardian of the Quiet.

Sitting by listening to the others talk waiting for the opportunity to speak. 9″ x 12″, watercolor on paper, $75.00.

Carrying a Kindle Instead

As of this morning my computer is up and transmitting for the first time since we moved. What a relief to have my trusty keyboard and monitor and all that goes with it.

While unpacking boxes and hanging artwork in our new house I planned my next pieces. My friend, Hannah Hunter has invited me to participate in a show in Davis, California. The event will take place at the end of this month. I will send “Good-Bye” the lady in the yellow and pink dress, but wanted two new pieces for the California debut.

With this show in mind I have created “Lady of the Written Word”. Maybe it is the many boxes of books I moved, or the 20 bags of books I donated to charity before we moved, or the love I now have for my Kindle that prompted this piece.

I was one of those folks who said I need to have the sensory experience of touching the cover and turning the pages. I was after all a librarian and have always wanted to illustrate children’s books.

Last night after switching off my trusty Kindle I realized it is the words in the book that hold me spellbound. The turning of the pages is okay, but the fact that I am building my own library in a slim volume of my own is pretty fantastic. I marvel at all of the words I can hold in my hand and access in an almost weightless volume.

Maybe the next painting of the “Lady of the Written Word” should be a figure with a Kindle flying happily as she holds her complete library in one hand. She won’t be groaning as she carries boxes of her treasured tomes up several flights of stairs.