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I used light colors for this version, and concentrated on showing tail swish.

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10″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.

Someone asked if we still had our bunny, Coconut, and yes, we do.

She’s fitting in quite well, she’s very calm and friendly.

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Even when carrying her, she doesn’t nip to let you know she wants to be put down. I appreciate that. I really do.

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I took photos on an 85-degree day, when Coconut was out on the patio keeping cool on the pavers.

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You can see she’s a pretty laid-back girl. And all that fluff around her rear is just the end of the winter molt waiting to fall out. Some bunnies like it when you give the fur a little tug and help it fall out, but not Coconut. She’ll just move away, though, and not be aggressive about it.

The summer is already shaping up to be a hot one. I guess that sounds pretty natural, doesn’t it? ;)

School had scheduled a fun day at the park for the last day, but that got cancelled due to rain. The park was 60 miles away, so no point driving that far for rain, right? So instead, a kind parent volunteered to bring her llama…

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and her horse…

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and also a couple goats and a calf. I have to think the party day was even more successful than a day at the park would have been.

There were also games

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and the day was pretty memorable all around.

Sort of makes you wish you were still in school, right?

Yeah, me neither.

12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas, available here.SOLD, THANK YOU

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I love a tail swish painting. We all know that, right? The horse looks with interest back at the viewer, and the tail stays in motion. The kind of day where anything might happen.

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12″X12″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.

I haven’t been painting as much lately because I’ve been designing a quilt pattern. I know! My first one!

It took many more repetitions of the pattern to get it exactly right than I ever imagined. I have had four pattern testers work on it, and I am finally satisfied other people will successfully be able to create a throw from my pattern.

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If you are a sewer who has been looking for a fox exactly like this (like me!) the directions are available as a pdf download in my etsy sewing shop, and at craftsy.

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