Tiny Owl’s Bad Hair Day

like this one

sweet afternoons

We have reached full on sticky mode for summer in Illinois or ‘hot buggy weather’ as Panda likes to refer to it. If you live in a humid area of the world, you may know what we are dealing with here.

I began painting this little owl yesterday after my morning walk with the boys. When we returned, the volume of my hair had doubled in size and I knew exactly what was happening. No amount of anti-frizz styling syrum can hold up to the reality of a real Midwest summer. It’s time for baseball hats and elastic hair ties. I attempted a small braid in hopes of taming the beast, but as my bobby pin popped back out and I heard the sound of bouncy springs, I gave in and gave up.

You may remember Tiny Owl from another of my paintings, ‘Tiny Embrace’. He was so small in…

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