Look into my art…You will see “Reflections” of life, water, movement and much much more…
Has someone gotten your goat lately? Where does that saying come from anyway?
Phrase Finder believes that the saying is an American term dating back to the 1900’s and sticks by the “commonly repeated story which purports to explain the phrase’s origin is that goats were placed with racehorses to keep them calm. When ne’er-do-wells who wanted the horse to race badly removed it, i.e. they ‘got someone’s goat’, the horse became unsettled and ran badly.”
Ye Olde English Sayings theorizes that the origins of “getting your goat” is reference to “an old English belief that putting a goat in the barn would have a calming effect on the cows, hence producing more milk. When one wanted to antagonize/terrorize one’s enemy, you would abscond with their goat rendering their milk cows less- to non-productive.”
Either way, the common belief is “goats are the great calmers of nature.”
I just think they are cute. 😉
I have been transforming my art again! These pieces use a combination of my hand designed mandalas (not computer generated), my Stone Rock’d Art pattern (hand drawn and mirrored with a little help) and a delicate butterfly outline. The result is both vibrant and soothing. Enjoy!
Mandala Butterfly Art
It’s hump day again! And here is another reason to pig out on happiness. You can get a 7×10 print for under 25.00 oinks and that includes S/H! Yup it’s the real deal and I ain’t bacon it!
It’s hump day….Now let’s get H.A.P.P.Y.! Think fine art is out of reach? It’s not. You can get an 8×8 for under 25.00 moos and that includes S/H! Yes really! Be a happy animal. 🙂
The lone Wolf. Wolves are fascinating creatures. Hollywood has portrayed them as aggressive malicious animals that attack humans for no reason, when in fact they are quite shy. They will attack if threatened of course as anyone would, but they prefer to live peacefully in their territory. These beautiful creatures form family units and live and hunt as such. Each pack has an Alpha male and an Alpha female which protects and cares for the rest of their group which can be from 4 – 7 wolves. Everyone shares in the responsibility of pup rearing. Mating happens once a year and only the Alpha female gets this privilege. Wolves are quite large and can get to 200 pounds. They use their fur and howl to communicate with others. Sadly their population is declining mainly due to habitat loss. In my art I try to convey the beauty and majesty of these wonderful animals.
Enjoy my wolves here:
This is my “Monday” look. I can just feel it! With all of the copious administrative work I’ve done so far, there is barely a glimmer of hope that I will get to something fun today. But that’s almost a smile and I am trying to get there. 🙂
Mixed Media Art