Cows and Cactus: Some of My Favorite Things

Last week we enjoyed a quick trip to Colorado. We did a lot of work fixing up our grandparents’ house but were still able to have fun roaming.

One of the things I wanted to do, was to get a selfie with a cow. Some of my grandparents land is rented out to a rancher that keeps his cows one the land.One of the calf got out of fence so my great uncle and I chased it back in:)

Shooting or tree cactus

Another thing I like doing while in Colorado is go cactus hunting. I only collect the barrel cactus that are much smaller and better looking then the other cactus.

Barrel cactus

I also wanted to catch a rattlesnake and have one my uncles teach me how to skin it. Unfortunately, we did not see any snakes. My mom never said I couldn’t, but was thankful I didn’t.

 

Horses

‘Clay Horse’
Clay and acrylic paint
7 September 2018
‘Foal in Barn’
Oil paint on canvas
1 September 2018

Over the past two weeks I have been playing with different types of paint.

The clay horse is my first attempt at clay modeling, And the ‘Foal in Barn’ is the first time I have used oil paint.

I knew oil paint took longer to dry then acrylic, but it turns out oil paint takes a week or two before its dry to the touch, it depends on how thick the paint is. My painting is finally almost dry.

Experimenting

Last night I set up our black light to try to attract large moths.

 

 

 

 

I also tried a beer, banana and brown sugar mix that I spread on our trees to try to attract some moths too. I found a tulip tree moth and several little moths like the Isabella tiger moth and a bunch of different types of inch worm moths.

I hope I can try again this weekend and hopefully find a luna moth.