Larry the Yard Ornament – 2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor ATC

“The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.”
– Norman Cousins

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Larry the Yard Ornament – 2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor ATC

Susan (surob)  posted a photo of this guy, she calls Larry, in her WDE for WetCanvas.  By the time I finished painting him, I was in love!  😀

It’s hard to believe it’s the first day of February.  We were being buried under 14″ of snow on this day last year.  Today, I’m wearing flip flops and it’s going to be in the upper 60’s.  I think it made it to 70 yesterday.  LOVE it!!

About Norman Cousins

American writer and editor Norman Cousins is best known for his book, Anatomy of an Illness, an account of how he used nutrition and positive visualizations, including laughter, to heal from an illness diagnosed as fatal. He was born in New Jersey in 1915. He served many years as editor-in-chief of the Saturday Review, a job he loved. Under his guidance, circulation increased from 20,000 to 650,000. He received the UN Peace Medal for his world activism. He died in 1990.


13 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. lesliepaints
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 19:44:27

    Great portrait of Larry, Beth. He reminds me of my praying mantis, Amanda. Made me smile!


  3. Cindy D.
    Feb 02, 2012 @ 01:09:16

    Tiny, brightly colored art is the greatest. You really know how to coax a glow out of those colors, too. He has a lot of personality!


  4. just4crafters
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 15:57:01

    Love Larry the yard ornament!!! Very cute!!! ~Sophia


  5. Carol King
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 10:24:49

    Larry the yard ornament cracked me up! Good job on him. And like Alex, I love your style too!


  6. Joan T
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 09:37:29

    Oh, isn’t this creature adorable!!! You have such a great style.


  7. Alex Zonis
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 08:36:13

    Hahaha! Larry is so great! I so love your style!


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