Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nosy Neighbors

Nosy Neighbors, acrylic/collage, 6 x 6
Elizabeth W. Seaver
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You'd think that these two would have a close relationship of a different kind, more in the "I'm-scared-you-might-eat-me/Are-you-poisonous?" vein.  But all of that worldly worry is pushed aside when there is good gossip to be shared.

"Did you hear that Missy Muskrat got so mad at Arabella Arachnid that she tore her best web and scared way all her dinner?" whispered Camilla in her softest caterpillar voice, not in the least interested in bringing the attention of the rampaging muskrat down on herself.

"No!" gasped Darsey, "What had Arabella done to her?"

"Well!  Missy found out that Arabella had been using one of the back tunnels of Missy's burrow to lay her eggs...."

...and so on in the timeless way of back fence chat.  

There is no end of delicious "dish" right under the sprouts and shoots in our own gardens, if we but take the time to look and listen.

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Should you be able, this moment in time between neighbors may be viewed up close at LibertyTown Arts Workshop in October.  The show is about the world in tiny view, no larger than 6 x 6 x 6.

Camilla Caterpillar and Darsey Dove would be so honored if you stopped by.

Speaking of being honored....I'm so pleased to welcome my new followers.  Thank you so much for joining this riotous ride and for your many comments which keep me fueled.


30 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Wish I could stop by and meet these two in person, they are quite the chatty neighbors!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Dana--thanks for your visit. If you said hello to them, they'd share the gossip with you, too!

Dorothy said...

Gossip is thicker than dinner!! I love the stories ... keep 'em coming.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hah! You're so funny! May I quote you on that? Thanks for coming by, my sistah!

martinealison said...

Tout comme un chat et une souris...
Belle image! Bisous

Art with Liz said...

I love this! The painting and the story. When are you going to write the book?

Kristin Dudish said...

The colors & textures in this piece are fantastic!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, martinealison: Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Liz: I'm glad you like my painted and written characters. I'm thinking these little sketches are warm ups for a bigger work. Still cogitating....

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Kristin: Thanks so much for joining my blog! You're officially my newest follower.

I am glad you like my painting. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Elizabeth, If you don't write AND illustrate a book I'm gonna think you are a bad girl...:) So FUN!!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Now, I'm scared, Saundra! Thanks for coming by. I'm glad you like my stories!

Virginia Floyd said...

I really like the complexity of this painting. There are so many layers in the background! Very nice. 1

Sparrowhawk said...

The painting and the texture you have created is simply superb!

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

sometimes more than your paintings your words are speaking Elizabeth...I have never thought in this way abt then both..:)as always your painting is bright and beautiful.

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey Elizabeth, it's great to see you in action so much. I missed your work. This is superb - as always! Have a go at IF when you get a chance. It just gives you a way of reacting to a prompt. Lots of fun!

See you from Oz - it's about 97 degrees here today as well! Now where di I leave my air conditioner !

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Virginia and Sparrowhawk: I do love the collage to add depth to a painting. It always gives the extra something that keeps you looking, I think.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Anu: I am really trying to link my stories and my paintings, mostly the painting comes first. I am glad you like them together.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Andrew: Thanks to you I have participated in two of the IF prompts. I haven't created something just for the prompt yet, but that's my next goal. I appreciate your pointing me towards the acrobat theme for last week.

I really appreciate your encouragement.

Celeste Bergin said...

do you tire of me telling you that these things are so CHARMING? well. I am just charmed by them. I am.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Celeste! No, it would be totally silly if I complained about a thing like that! I'm glad you are charmed by them and thank you for telling me so.

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey Elizabeth! Not encouragement! I was just telling the truth!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Andrew. That means a lot!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Another great on Elizabeth. LOVE THIS...especially your commentary on it! Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE this little piece!! It might have to go home with me form the show! I sneeked a peek at it on Saturday when I added my quiltlets to the pile of incoming art!! this is going to be a wonderful show!!!
SOME PEOPLE are going to have their hands full hanging lots of very small pieces. Sometimes bigger is better but this time NOT SO MUCH!!!

Kerri Settle said...

This is one of my all-time Seaver favorites!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Kathleen--I'm glad you like my venture into writing. I'm enjoying it a lot.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, E: Yes, it will definitely be a challenge to hang all the little bitty pieces, but I agree with you, it's going to be a great show.

I'm glad you like Nosy Neighbors! Your sun prints are so cool. It will be fun to see them in the show, too!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What a sweet thing to say, Kerri! I'm so glad you like my nosy neighbors.

Gwen Bell said...

And the delightful story continues. Your imagination and creativity never cease to amaze me! This painting is so great. Love everything about it!