Football With A Face

“Rate the task above the prize; will not the mind be raised? Fight thine own faults, not the faults of others; will not evil be mended?”

Football With A Face

Baby Crowned Lemur

5″ x 7″  Watercolor on Strathmore cold press

Sorry, but after I painted this critter, all I could see is a football with a face.  🙂   Ryan (asmalltowndad) will be suggesting the straight-jacket again when he sees this baby.  he he

It is so hot in Oklahoma right now that perhaps my brain cells are getting a little toasty around the edges.  We’ve had a long streak of heat indexes around 108F.   I have a flying lesson tonight and when it’s this hot, there are thermals coming up from the ground that bounce the plane all over the place.  When I’m coming in for a landing and all of the sudden the plane pops 100 ft in to the air, it’s a little startling!  (sometimes a woohoo escapes my lips)  Oh, and I might mention that there is no air conditioning in my little trainer either.   The fun just never ends!  🙂

I’m gonna close my eyes for a moment and pretend I’m in Idaho.

About Confucius

The ancient Chinese social philosopher Confucius founded the ethically based philosophical system which became known as Confucianism. Legend says that he was born in 551 B.C. to a 70-year-old father and a 15-year-old mother. At age 50, frustrated with politics, he left his job as Justice Minister and began a 12-year journey around China. Returning home, he taught a growing number of disciples “The Way” and wrote a set of books called the Five Classics. He died in 479 B.C.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CarolKing
    Jun 22, 2010 @ 14:05:15

    A football with a face! You made me laugh! I’m not sure what a lemur looks like but those colors are dazzling! I just love the pinks, green and oranges.

    108 degrees! Holy cannoli! I can’t even imagine. (Although now that I think about it, I’m sure the subway stations can get that hot in the middle of the summer.)


  2. lesliepaints
    Jun 22, 2010 @ 12:21:19

    I want one! Now I know for sure why I come here as your images never fail to make me smile and audibly chuckle. The heat! We have it here but not as bad. Humidity is horrendous…… I hope you can catch the breezes way up their in the sky. Is it hotter or cooler up there? Safe landing! I don’t think your Lemur looks like a football.


    • Beth Parker
      Jun 22, 2010 @ 12:44:01

      Thanks, Leslie! I’m glad I could bring you a chuckle. I have more fun than a human aught to. It’s a little cooler up high, but not that I notice much. I’m concentrating so hard on doing all the right stuff at the right time. I leave my window cracked, since we only go up to 1800 ft, unless I forget to level off. 😆

      Oh, on the football…. he looked more like a football before I gave him hair. he he


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