Each year millions of dogs and cats are euthanized because not enough people are adopting them through local rescue groups and shelters. Many people buy dogs from pet stores instead, not aware that most come from puppy mills.
Along with all the wonderful benefits of owning an animal companion, much time and dedication is required in being a responsible pet owner. Some people can’t keep their pet for various reasons and are forced to leave them at a shelter, others simply abandon them. This cute little guy was brought to our local shelter after someone had found him wandering on the side of the road.
The exhibit, Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads, by artist Ai Weiwei is on display at Hermann Park in Houston, Texas. (March 3 – June 3)
I took a few photos of his sculptures during our visit and posted them here at my photo blog. Below is one of those pictures with a little color and texture added.
This wallpaper was made from a photo of an interesting looking beetle. The photo was taken at the HMNS. The Houston Museum of Natural Science has an entomology/ butterfly section with several types of live bugs. The one on the wallpaper is a Rhinoceros beetle, (or Hercules) I think they’re kind of cute, some people even keep them as pets. (see film below)
Wallpaper available in three sizes: Click the image to download at MediaFire
For personal/non-commercial use as a desktop wallpaper.
Almost as much as I love to draw and paint. Texas is finally getting some chilly weather. Winter is coming! For me, that means even more baking (than I already do). Breads, cakes, cookies, muffins and all sorts of goodies.
I try to use organic ingredients as much as possible, especially when it can really make a difference. The link below is a helpful chart that shows which fruits and vegetables have the heaviest pesticide loads and which ones have less.
It was a beautiful day in August when we saw these sunflowers blooming on the side of the road. We pulled over to capture a few photos and found passion flowers and several other pretty flowers growing there also.
Talented professional artists who spend many hours planning and creating appealing and exciting three-dimensional window dressings. Visual retail merchandising is about designing eye-catching displays that draw customers into a store.
Here are a few photos of BHLDN which recently opened its first brick and mortar store in Houston.
Photos I took for a digital scavenger hunt hosted by Antonia Blanca.
I waited too long to get started and I couldn’t find them all Friday –but here are the six I did find. I drew on them to fit the topics, which were: Dance, Autumn, Lost, Energy, Smile and Confusion, that isn’t cheating is it? It was lots of fun, thank you for organizing it Antonia!