Friday, March 29, 2013

Red Horse Barn Snow Storm Virginia

Red Horse Barn Snow Storm Virginia
The recent spring snow storm brought great destruction and with great beauty. This lean-to barn is in my back yard. It only looked this way for a couple of hours until the heavy wet snow began to melt, but it was stunning until then.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Snow Storm Yellow Barn

Catherine Twomey, Wakefield Farm Plantation
Wakefield Farm Spring Snow Storm and the Yellow Barn
A heavy late winter storm in Earlysville, near Charlottesville, Virginia. This is a very old (1781) barn at Wakefield Farms. I loved the way I could see through the barn window to another very old structure. The trees were bending every which way, but by the end of the day most of it melted.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Snowstorm Dappled Gray Horse

Went dog walking (leaping) through the snow yesterday. I'm lucky enough to have a horse farm in the back yard, and I came across this guy who just struck me as insanely beautiful against the snow heavy trees and pond. I loved how he just kept looking at me; I can never get horses to do that when I want them to....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cousin Julia Sweeney's New Book Almost Released!

My cousin Julia has a new book!
Julia Sweeney on SNL as Pat - Early 90's
My fabulous cousin Julia Sweeney's new book, "If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother" is being released April 1!

It can be ordered through Amazon, and not that I'm biased or anything, but I'm certain it's going to be wonderful, because that's Julia.

Have a wonderful day; I'm going to make certain I do.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Pat's!

Marion Donahue Ryan Sigler, 1969
St. Patrick's Day Chicago, 1969, Marion Donahue Ryan Sigler in the Parade

Here's my grandmother, Marion Donahue Ryan Sigler, happy as can be in the St. Patty's Day Parade, Chicago (State & Wacker) St. Pat's Day, 1969. That's the famous Marina Towers in the background (I think they'd just been built), along with thousands of her Irish-for-the-Day friends. Love the coat & green flowers! And yes, the Chicago River had been dyed a brilliant green, too..

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Barn Door Blue Bucket Photo

Catherine Twomey Manipulated Barn Door Blue Bucket Photo
Blue Bucket Barn Door
I took this photo last fall. It said everything about the farm where this was taken. The farm's owner takes meticulous care of the 400 acre property - it's just lovely. It's located in Free Union, VA which is a quaint, historic area north of Charlottesville made up of a wide mix of people.

This was a shot from the inside of the horse barn. The glowing blue bucket; the canoe; the light - were irresistible. There is no peace like that inside a horse barn. It's the opposite of sitting all day at a computer. Organic? You bet. In a very, very good way.

There may be a painting done of this in the near future. In the meantime, prints can be purchased here:

Have a great weekend.

Friday, March 15, 2013

New Page Added: Medical Illustration and Communications

Pediatric medical education for nurses in South Africa: Ocular Diseases, Astigmatism

If you have a moment, please feel free to take a look at samples of my medical illustration and communications work: