Wilma Woodpecker – September 3, 2009

“Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by..”

– Carl Sandburg


.Wilma Woodpecker

4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink

The reason Wilma is so happy is because it was raining sunflower seeds that day! As soon as I was done painting her portrait, she flew wildly into the storm and ate sunflower seeds with complete abandon! Ah yes, being an artist with a flair for fun, is grabbing joy with both hands!!

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Flamingo Joy

4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink

See, isn’t it fun?!

About Carl Sandburg

American poet, songwriter, and journalist Carl Sandburg played an essential role in the Chicago renaissance of the early twentieth century. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for poetry and one as a historian. He was born in Illinois in 1878. When he was 19, he hopped a westbound train and lived as a hobo. His poetry is filled with slang and the language of ordinary Americans. His publications include Chicago Poems, Cornhuskers, and the children’s series, Rootabaga Stories. He died in 1967.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Sep 03, 2009 @ 18:06:54

    Love the “flamingo joy”, Beth. I guess it’sthe idea that the flamingo does look happy. Sandburg will always have a place in my heart. My Granddaddy used to recite Sandburg to me when I was very young.

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