Saturday, January 12, 2013

First Drawing Challenge of the Year

Ariane chose the theme - Snake
Which I'm sure gets a reaction form many of us,
though I must say I've never felt any particular way about
snakes until my son came along.
He is a snake admirer a charmer by nature
and his enthusiasm and drive to know more about this very mysterious 
and often dreaded creature has made me see them in a new light.
They are shy, curious, patient beyond belief and lovers of the sun.
Not too bad when looked at a little differently....
Mainly around here I confuse them for sticks :)


  1. Hi Kristen. I've also been tricked by snakes thinking they were sticks....until they move!!!!! Great drawing. Have a good weekend.

  2. Great perspective on snakes and lovely drawing! Perfect camouflage for a snake to hide between sticks...hope you didn't pick it up?!

  3. Kristen, your drawing melts my heart into a puddle. I adore it. Hugs, Norma, xo

  4. and your confusion shimmers right through in this pretty balanced little {post}card drawing! i just let the colours engulf me, doing good too!

  5. no snakes in the area where i live but yes i do meet this stick snakes working in the garden, lovely and light post Kristen,xx

  6. no snakes where I live
    and I am thankful for that!
    I really like your drawing
    strong in it's simplicity
    and the sun is in there too
    it would make a fine postcard!

    Patrice A.

  7. I could imagine this beautiful drawing on a t-shirt...
    your story about your a son and you is so nice and interesting!
    may I invite you to the next d.c.?
    x Stefanie

  8. Dear Kristen,
    your beautiful, sunny drawing could be a playing card for children to learn how a snake looks... or even for adults ;)
    Isn't it wonderful how our children teach us?!

    Thank you very much for playing!

    x Ariane.

  9. Kristen, I often mistake tricks for snakes so your paintings speaks to me...but is not scary or shocking but a beautiful trio.

  10. Stick...mistaken for snakes..not tricks...sticks... hmm that's a funny play on words.

  11. I love this bright snake drawing, Kirsten, and remember catching snakes as child in Colorado, where there were everywhere on the prairie. We called them garter snakes. We would keep them for a few hours and then release them back into the grass. -sus

  12. your painting is simple and clear - really great work! love it. and I say the same as stefanie: print it on a t-shirt!!
    :-) mano

  13. Thank you for all the great feed back! (and I'm gonna think on that T-shirt idea!)

  14. your post made me think of a photo, taken long ago, of my aunt and me with a snake. i have forgotten it. it´s kind of yellow and sunny. the poor snake is dead, it was a bad one, with poison, and my mother took the photo- why didn´t i put that one on my post?
    your painting is kind- and i have a son too- they learn us how to deal with snakes :)