COLORS OF SNOW

Cherry Blossoms, Sherry West Art, 2019

COLORS OF SNOW

The bends of the road I drive flow past the places encased in snow…….

I. GREEN

Parchment paper pale

White on verdant green

The cold blanket dims vibrant colors

Encasing bright Spring noise in a quiet new world

Everything is hushed

And everyone sleeps

II. SCARLETT

A brief

explosion of red –

Fiery wings quickly blur –

The scarlett cardinal

Touches a China white blanket

Of Spring snow –

Then darts away

III. BLACK

Old, patched with new metal

Cobbling together bits and pieces from the century past

This red barn stands

Out in alone in the middle of the white cold sea

The cows, together,

Slowly, ponderously move

In the rhythm of the waves

Heavy ships on an unexpected ocean

Of an icy storm

IV. BLUE

Mirrored,

Greyed layered clouds

Piled high in frothy mounds

Flow over the surface of the small pond.

Inky black coots

Yellow beaks open,

Call across the waters

As the mist serenely rises

V. YELLOW

Clinging tightly to the feathered tip

Of the dry slender stalk of last year’s yellow cattail

A glossy redwing blackbird

Greets the morning

In joy

VI. RUST

Solitary,

her mate lies beneath the green lands now white

Her strong chestnut haunches flex

As she shakes her mane

She forages,

Tender new shoots delicately exposed

With the brush of her warm nose

Or strong hoof

Pushing aside the cold white

VII. FUSCHIA

Heavy hang the pink-purple boughs

Of cherried flowers

Beneath their white coat

Who protect the remaining place of verdant green

Beneath their leaning limbs

While bees and butterflies

Remain unseen

VIII. GREY

Hushed now

Diamond grey doves

Together warmly in their entwined nest

gently sigh and sleep

IX. WHITE

And I am home –

By my fireplace warm

And outside

The world is white.

B is for Bunny, T is for Trouble: the Trouble with Bunnies

Folks always assume an artist can draw Anything.

Ím here to tell you that’s Not So.

See that bunny up there?

That´s my 10th bunny today, or somewhere thereabouts. Or would that be Thereabunnies?

Yoúd think something so absolutely adorable, soft, round and squishy would be easy to draw….but not just draw it, but make it Look adorable.

Earlier versions of that bunny were not particularly adorable or attractive, and certainly not something folks would want to color, put on their cards and send to family members for Christmas.

Ím just glad this particular bunny finally decided to cooperate or Íd probably still be sitting here trying to figure out how to get him to.

And that’s the Trouble with Bunnies.

A Free Easter Digital Stamp, Adult Coloring Page for You!

CONTEMPLATION, Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

It’s SPRING!

Everyone has a favorite time of year, and SPRING is mine!

I live in Indiana, home of cold, weird snow-piled Midwest winters. We’ve all got cabin fever from being stuck inside thanks to the crazy winter and recent sub-zero temperatures.

Pretty soon….no more gloves, hats, scarves, heavy bulky coats or long undies! Yee-haw!

I grew up in Southern California and spent most of my time as a kid running around in my bathing suit and bare feet. I only put more clothing on when I was absolutely forced to. I loved swimming, pools and going to the beach. It’s common when you live near the beach or desert, places I grew up, to go everywhere in just a swimsuit and flip flops.

And, even better than Spring is….Easter!

I created this very special image which you can color and use as an adult coloring page, digital page or clip art in your diy creative scrapbooking, cardmaking or papercrafting projects.

Have fun!

For You from me.

Happy Easter!

The Nerd Bird Bird Herd

BIRD HERD

Outside my window there are herds

Of all sorts and kinds of noisy birds.

They’re really, really going NUTS!

No if, ands, or buts.

They chirp and call and chirp and sing.

They’re goin crazy ‘cause it‘s SPRING!

One day it’s 20 degrees out and snowing. The next day it’s 50 degrees, the snow melted off, and you have to go back in the house because you dressed in long underwear, thick pants, long sleeves, a heavy coat, hat, scarf and gloves, and now you’ve got to put on a short-sleeved shirt. That’s how you know it’s Spring in Indiana.

Even the birds are confused.