And you may have noticed, since my first real piece of artwork - the one that started all this - was a Kookaburra. So I was happy to be visited by a pair outside my studio window today. They were laughing their heads off, but I wasn't quick enough with the camera to get them like that.
This photo looks a bit set up, doesn't it? Unfortunately, the magpies visit me all day, every day - so there's nothing special about that one being there. (The lady next door feeds them - why, why?) I don't know what the little guy with the blue mask is (if you know: please tell me! I want to draw him). You can see him eyeing off kookaburra #2 here, just before he started to harass him and made him fall off his perch.
I would have some especially good close-ups of these guys, but none of them have worked. Maybe my camera (a 450D) can only handle up to a 2GB card or something, because every photo after that point (on an 8GB card) hasn't worked. The file size is there, but no picture. Any ideas? I don't know about these things. Time to read the manual!!
That also counts for all the gocco pics that I took today, to post about tonight. So I'll have to take new pics tomorrow, and post my gocco run-down tomorrow night instead.
But look who's home, safe and sound from the BARI fest:
I finally have a good picture of her, because she's up on my wall in the dining room now! She didn't sell, nor did my other 4 pieces I had there (the two Fighting Fish, the Frog "In Green" and the Gorilla). But that means they all get to go on my wall for a little bit now, which I like to be able to do before I sell a piece. Silly I know, but if it's been up in my home for a while I feel ok about selling it. I feel a little odd when I just finish something and it gets sold right away - what's the point if you don't get to enjoy the finished piece yourself for a while? Even if it's just a matter of having it propped up on my desk for a couple of weeks.
But that's just me! (I'm not the only one am I?)