Sunday, April 30, 2006

Tree Museum


Thoughts
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
On a recient visit to the tree museum, the Scarecrow wonders what it must have been like to see a real tree. Now the only trees are painted on walls at the museum.

What was it like to hear the wind blowing through the branches?

What was it like to see the leaves fall just before winter?

What must the the spring have been like? When the all the trees got their leaves.

The old ones told their stories but no one could remember a real tree.

The scarecrow came to the museum every week and he was sad.

Make of it, What you will!!

Later

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Marmalade


Marmalade
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Well, I had used my last jar of marmalade and I was starting to sweat. But then Joy Eliz saved the day in the form of a care package with orange marmalade in it. Now I had to replentish my stash before I ran out again.

Since there were no Sevil oranges out here in the heartland I used MaMade marmalade mix. This is pretty good stuff. But naturally all I had was thin shred. To get around this I took the peel from several oranges and BAM! problem solved. I got a dozen jars, which will hold me for a while.

Later

Friday, April 28, 2006

DIGITAL ART


DIGITAL
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
This is my post for digital art. What could be more digital?

Digital pictures of digits, digitaly enhands'd.

BwaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!!!

This is a joint effort, me and the Babe held hands on this one. BwaHaHaHa!

Make of it, What you will!!

Later

Wee Beastie


Wee Beastie
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Now this could be Nessie from the Loch or it could be from any body of deep water any where in the world.
Take a look at the eye's, He see's you and he is starting his turn. You have just become dinner.

No! I dont think he is planning to pass up such a tasty morsel.

Jaws aint got nothing on this Bad Boy!

Make of it , What you will!

Later

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Everyday Gormet


Everyday Gormet
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Here is the first addition of the everyday gormet.
Today we are having, Garlic and herb Oatcakes with a grape garnish. The prompting for this delight came from Bubble Gum
You make regular oatmeal using steel cut oats. As they are cooking you add garlic and herb seasoning. When the oats are cool you cut patties and fry them in olive oil.

You can eat them with honey or orange marmalade, per, ian russell .

This is some really good eats!

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Monday, April 24, 2006

Proof Positive


Proof Positive
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
This is the best, Art in the Everyday!

Make of it, What you will!
Later

Best Buds


Best Buds
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Here they are, the Scarecrow and the Bud Man. These two are as thick as thieves, Best Buds. There is no telling what kind of trouble they are planning.

These are the guys that your mom didn't want you to hang around with. Trouble by association, I know you remember.

Keep a close eye on this pair.

Later

Mixology 101


Yowza
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
OK, Boys and Girls, Today we will create our very own facimile of the new Coke Blak.

Take a glass and put some ice in it.
Then add 2 tbsp of expresso syrup.

Get ready 1 2 3 start to pour in the classic coke.
Now it gets a little messy here because there will be lots of thick foam. If you are on your toes you should be able to suck up the mess before it gets out of hand.

Recap:
1 coke classic + 2 tbsp expresso syrup =
a messy coke blak

This new product will be called Yowza Cola.

The caffine in the coke and the syrup plus the loads of sugar will give you a triple whammey that you wont soon forget.

Please prepare yourself's for Mixology 202, when we will continue to hone your mixing skills.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Robot


Robot
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Robots out for a row in a Row Boat.
Here it is early in the spring, when a young robot's thoughts turn to love. Mr Bot says that "there is simply nothing as wonderful as messing about in boats". Mrs Bot says "I think I have to go to the bathroom" Young Bot says" When do we eat" Bird and fish Bot's say "Geez!!!!!"

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Sunrise


Sunrise
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Happy Day


Happy Day
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
What makes a day, better than the rest?

Well for me it starts off with a big breakfast of hot oat cakes. Make these out of steel cut oats. Yum Yum!!

Then it's off to the lake for a sail. This is not my boat but it is a little hard for one guy to sail and then get the second view piont. Yo Ho My Hearties Yo Ho!! And really bad eggs are we!

Can it get better? You bet!

When I get home there is a package in the mail. In the package are a pair of raven cards. It was my Fate to have a good day!

The package also contained a jar of orange marmalade. This was extremly timely because I had run out and had not taken the time to replenish my stash. Oh Yummy!!

Now the last item, not seen here, was a bag of pumpkin seeds from a really big pumpkin. This pumpkin was one that we bought in Ilinois for Halloween. I thought I could grow some prize winning pumpkins.
The reason these seeds are not shown is because when I opened the package it was really stinkey and had to keep them outside till planting. Yuk Yuk!

All the Happy day stuff came from Joy Eliz. YaaaaaaHooooo!!!

Now the Happy Day had one more surprize. When the Babe got home, she had a four pack of Coke Blak Yowza, Yowza, Yowza,Yowza!!!!!


Make of it, What you will!

Later

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Bad Boy


Bad Boy
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Bad Boy, Bad Boy where ya gonna go. I caught this bad boy on his way somewhere. He wasn't wasting no time. When I saw him I had to run for the camera and he nearly got clear away from me before I got back. He was on a mission and wouldnt stop or pull his head in as I messed with him. You can see a notch in the rear skirt of hes shell. Wonder what kind of trouble he got into?

Later

Rear Guard


Rear Gaurd
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
This bad boy must have took a hit to the rear of his shell as the result of a failed rear guard defense.

Who knows what kind of battle he was in.

Later

Rear Gaurd


Rear Gaurd
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Yowza! Yowza!


Yowza!
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I didn't know the plural of Yowza, so it's gotta be Yowza! Yowza! for two.

Joy Eliz had given me a heads up for this product and me and the Babe had looked high an low for some.

Finaly at the local quick mart there it was in the energy/ coffee drink section.

Now this stuff is good, hence the Yowza!

Later

Friday, April 14, 2006

Spring


Spring
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I painted this set, on rocks that I found laying about. I used acrylic paint and just the right rocks.

These will always be the first ones to bloom.

Make of it, What you will!!

Later

Spotted


Spotted
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
The lowlife was spotted and will soon be apprehended. We are gonna grill him under the spotted spot light. Yeah! thats the ticket.

I made a drawing of this on some brown paper, thinking I would just see how it looked. When I painted it the paper got all wrinkley, which I thought gave it a look of mystique. So I am going with it.

I thought that everyone would do spotted puppies, so being the trend setter that I am, went a different direction. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it. Yeah thats my story ya mug, whats it to ya!

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Micro Fluffy


Micro Fluffy
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Here is another set in the Flowering Dark Woods series.

What I am really doing is killing time and worring.
First off I have to stand by to sign for the Babes new computer, which should show up anytime.

Second I am worring about the Babe. She went for a hair cut, which doesnt always end well. Hope for the best and hope I can come up with the right thing to say, just in case. One time se got so mad she had me cut her hair. How many ways can you say disaster?

Well meanwhile back at the micro flowers. They are everywhere and so small. But there they are as tuff as nails.

If the Babe comes back with a spikey red doo what will be the right support.

Yo! Babe, cool doo I think I am getting excited. Beter re think that.

Yowza Babe!!

Later

Monday, April 10, 2006

Ra Ra Rainbow


Ra Ra Rainbow
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Here it is, The Eye of Ra.
I painted this rainbow set, thinking that you could arrange it a couple of ways for a little change.

After flippin them around for two days it looks like the possibilities are nearly endless.

I was thinking about printing off about 10 of each one and making a poster.

OH MY GOD!!!!! What have I become?

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Rainbow


Rainbow
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
This is Rainbow. It is four seperate paintings done in watercolor on 40lb paper.

The orentation is how they were painted but they can be arranged to suit.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Leaf Us Alone


Leaf Us Alone
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I found these little guys just setting there as pretty as you please. There are mostly weeds and brambles that grow under the trees in the woods. The sun is random and the ground is covered in most places with dead leaves. But scatered around are lots of little flowers. Just out there in the wild, doing their thing, just like always. If you dont look for them you just wont see them. Later when the rest of the green comes you will really have to look hard.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Leaf Us Alone


Leaf Us Alone
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I found these little guys just setting there as pretty as you please. There are mostly weeds and brambles that grow under the trees in the woods. The sun is random and the ground is covered in most places with dead leaves. But scatered around are lots of little flowers. Just out there in the wild, doing their thing, just like always. If you dont look for them you just wont see them. Later when the rest of the green comes you will really have to look hard.

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Woe is Me


Woe is Me
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
This morning I was planning on a nice crisp english muffin. Ok I think a dab of marmalade will be great.

Open the fridge, empty, go to the stash.

OH MY GOD!!!!!
The pantry was bare. I had not paid attention and used the last jar. What a screw up!!!

Ok now I must get serious. I have all the makings so I better get started pretty quick.

There will be a big batch of orange marmalade on the stove pretty quick.

In a panic!!

Later

Friday, April 07, 2006

Speed


Speed
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
I made a little sketch of this two days ago. How spookie is that?

This speed picture brings back an old memory.
Me and the Babe were pretty young and the wee ones were, just that.
We made a trip from Illinois out to Kansas to visit grandfolks. Now on this trip we visited my uncle Albert (Jack). Uncle Jack and aunt Alfreda lived way out on a farm. We had a great time, and my brother, who was stationed nearby came for a day.

Now the wee ones sure wanted to see their uncle Mark and waited with their eyes squinted in anticipation. Finnaly way in the distance raising quite a cloud of dust came Uncle Mark. He was driving an early model Mustang which looked quite a bit like my picture. The wee ones were really excited. It was a good visit.

Now several weeks later the wee ones got a letter from my uncle Jack. In that letter was a hand drawn picture of the comming of the much awaited uncle Mark.

In the foreground were two small children waving and in the distance was a cloud of dust and that racy Mustang.

The caption read "Look here comes Uncle Mark"

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Tough as Nails


Tough as Nails
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
These little guys are as tough as nails. There they are with their little roots stuck down in the rock. They laugh at designer pots. They scoff at regular waterings. They guffaw at fertilizer. And OH! by the way, you can keep your, SISSY ASS POTTING SOIL!!!

OH MY! What a big attitude for such a little flower.

There are all kinds of small flowers like this. They grow in the most out of the way places. Usualy just one or two flowers with just a sprig of green.

Make of it, What you will.

Later

Thursday, April 06, 2006

One Damn Eggplant


One Damn Eggplant
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
Mary, Mary, How does your garden grow?
Silver Bells, Cockel Shells
And one Damn Eggplant

These are my little garden patches.
My intent is to just grow fun stuff. We are not going in for the roadside stand but will just have a little for the table.

We have some tomatoes, squash, rubarb, watermelon. OH yeah we got some pumpkins. Mr scarecrow is in dire need of a new head. I thought it would be a nice thing to replace his old shrivley one with a new melon head.

Later

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A Hard Wind's A Gonna Blow


P4040052
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
In the Dylan, classic it was a hard rain that was gonna fall but this is totaly different.

Big Wind in the Heartland
We were gone but never the less
There was a big wind in the Heartland
Came in during the night and blowed with all it's might
The big wind in the heartland
Cover your head and holy Mike
The big wind in the heartland
And the electric guitar's go,
Wa Wa Wa, Plunkity Plunk.

And as the last line fades out,
And a big wind's a gonna blow in the Heartlaaaaannnndddd! Budadump!!

Make of it, What you will!

Later

Monday, April 03, 2006

Birthday Girl


P3310050
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
This is the Scarecrow and mom on her 80th birthday. We had a big party with fryed chicken and cherry pie.

There was a house full of kids, dogs and all kinds of uproar. I am sure that when we all left mommacrow had to take a nap. I certainly did!

Later

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Spring Spring


Spring Spring
Originally uploaded by stogscrow.
This could either be, Spring Spring or Spring Spring, depending how you look at it. If the light hits it just right, it reminds me of Spring Spring.
Now there might be some that say it looks just like Spring Sproing.

It could be that I have a head full of spring dust and pollen that makes my head a little springy. The Babe says that my head is always a little springy.

Make of it, What you will!

Later