Saturday Surprise — Animal Art!

Good Saturday morning, my friends!  After this past week, I bet you’re ready to step away from the political scene, from the news-making events, and find something fun and relaxing to start the weekend, yes?  Well, look no further!  I have just the ticket …

I make no secret of the fact that I have no artistic talent … none, nada, nunc!  My granddaughter Natasha, on the other hand, is very artistic and has drawn some beautiful pictures, though of late she seems to have lost interest somewhat.  Anyway … I have tremendous respect for those with artistic talent whether their style is classic, street art, manga or any other style.  Yesterday I came across an artist I hadn’t heard of before, Shannon Mayhew.  Says Ms. Mayhew …

I’m a self-taught artist living in Iowa, creating hyperrealistic animal artwork. For as far back as I can remember, I would draw animals and cartoon characters, which both of my grandmas would hang on their fridges. I checked out book after book from the library that taught you different drawing techniques. I taught myself how to draw, although I do credit, my grandma, for my artistic abilities. ​She herself was an artist and I always say that I inherited my talents from her.

Here are some of the drawings I made. My flamingo took me 42 hours to complete, the lynx took 32 hours to complete and my whitetail buck took 63 hours to complete. You can see more of my work on social media. (Instagram; Facebook)

Her artwork is fantastic … it speaks for itself!

Well, folks, that’s all I’ve got for now.  Whether you go out and about or just stay home and relax this weekend, I hope you have a wonderful one!

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