My mom used to wake us up in the morning by busting into our room and either doing a faux military horn, or a great big GOOD MORNING BUCKAROO! (Think of a rooster doing it’s morning crow).

 I do it to my kids now. I think it’s one of the perks of being a mom.  You get up nice and close to this perfectly sleeping angel and yell something at the top of your lungs!

 Ok.  I don’t yell, but my morning greeting is done to a faux bugle-horn as well.  It goes like this “It’s time to wake up, it’s time to wake up, it’s time to wake up this morning. It’s time to wake up, it’s time to wake up, it’s time to wake up today”.  Then slowly the moaning and eye-rolling begins, but secretly is there any other way you’d like to wake up in the morning?


I took the wax resist just one step further today.  I used Holbein oil pastels instead of wax crayons.  The verdict?  I think I love this effect the best.  Mostly because there are so many rich color choices with the oil pastels. I am going to move on from this medium, but if I do return, it will be oil pastels + watercolors for sure.

I found this old frame at the GOOD Will.  It was blue and had chipping paint on it, but I loved its shape.  It came from an old vanity judging by the holes on both sides.  I cleaned it up, painted it black, sanded it to make it look a little rustic and then gave it a nice shiny coat of varnish.  Perfect for a rooster drawing!  It’s bright enough that I could probably tap my kids while they’re sleeping and shove it in their faces to wake them up.  Yeah, that would get them off to a great start!


I received a lot of condolences on my back yard yesterday.  Thank you.  Sorry if I depressed you all.  That’s why today, I decided to create something  bright and cheery.

It is my hope that all of you truly have a great day – BUCKAROOS!

(I’m laughing because I can’t get that annoying word out of my head!  I’ll be saying it all day. Huh ha ha! I sure hope it’s not contagious!)


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