Saturday, 25 April 2009

Soundless Saturday No. 33

76 comments:

nollyposh said...

i love ~Bees~ and now hear that they may become extinct!!! X:-o! Omgoodness a world without Bees would be a world without flowers and sweetness X:-(

pRiyA said...

Gasp! Beautiful illustration.

Chrisy said...

Don't think this little lady would have to study up much...she's got the look and the attitude of a perfect Queen Bee....lovin the asymmetrical eyes....

Michelle said...

Now I am worried that I have upset you. Are you okay???

Ces said...

Aaarhg! She can't be a bee. They'll tear her silken wings. She needs to soar, not swarm. See now she looks like a prisoner with her striped dress. But is she is a moth then she can pretend to be a bee. I do not like moths, they always know how to select the most expnsive outfit in the closet.

Mim said...

Love her legs

isay said...

great wings!

Bella Sinclair said...

Buzzzzz buzzzzzz, baby!

This is just DARLING! Sadly, there are some things you just can't learn from books.

Hope you had an incredible birthday celebration with your sisters!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

What's the buzz Queen Bee?
Making honey with Wahid? Har-har-har.

Have a great weekend, my friend:)

Love Nancy

Aleksandra said...

O my beautiful wild,how gorgeous is this one,like you my dear Renee.Have a fine day and week end,will you do that for me?As I will be brave and with beautiful mind for you,love Sandra

soulbrush said...

altho soundless it 'speaks' to me. have a great weekend. how are you feeling these days? hows your health?

Audrey said...

Awesome! This is the best one yet! She liked the sound of Queen Bee and thought she would be perfect for the job - I SO relate to this chick! Ha ha ha!
Have a good weekend dear Renee.
Love audrey
xoxoxo

Björnik said...

My beloved Renee. Being cut off from the web made me miss you even more. Just dropping by to say hello and wish you a wonderful weekend.

xoxo
Björnik

citizen of the world said...

Quenn Bee. Yeah, that wouldn't be such a bad job title!

Shelly said...

The more I see, the better my appreciation and the more i like mixed media art ... enjoyed my 5 minutes of fame with our little "queen in waiting" yesterday.

Ces said...

Ahhck! I thought she was a moth. She is a wasp! So she better not be a pretend bee. She will spoil the colony and probably kill all the bees. She is a spy a terrorist!

Manon Doyle said...

I love the eyes! The eyes have it! : )

Ces said...

Oh goshdarnit! You are making me cry. Why are you so good to me? I am so insecure about my art and your comments are mindblowing. I don't mean to question you but I will leave it to my critics. I just paint what I feel like painting not because someone will like it or will want it. Sometimes they are painful to paint but you are so good to me, so thank you. I want to paint this weekend but I have to do money work, my project implementation this weekend, so I don't really know what I want because I want to paint but I love the security and the money that my job provides...I cannot be a starving artist I have children! So I settle to be a Sunday painter. Viola!!!

Sarah said...

Good morning Renee! I love the Queen Bee - here is to being the queen bee of our own little hives!!! Hope you are doing well. I made it through the week! Yes!!!
Am thinking of you!! Love, Sarah

Caroline said...

Hello Renee! I've been away this week and am now catching up with your last few posts. Such good news about your tests results!!! I read that post with everything crossed for a positive outcome. Love this Bee illustration!

Snowbrush said...

I can't read the font, Sweetheart.

I've missed you. You will never be able to not come around my blog and me not notice--haven't you noticed that?

I hold you in my heart warmly. Oh, but what good news you received from your doctor. May it ever be so.

I see many of my blogging friends on your comments' page, and that makes me happy.

Ces said...

HAHA! You are funny!

I am a CONSERVATIVE FIRST AND FOREMOST. I believe in conservative principles and values. I am a registered Republican. I have never voted for a Democrat in my entire life. My parents taught me be self sufficient. I do not look forward to entitlements to sustain me. I believe I can manage my own money and know how to save. I do not buy anything I cannot afford to pay. I live a simple life free of debt. I believe in the principles espoused by the founding fathers of this country. I do not think the constitution and the bible are open to interpretations based on current political and social trends. I believe in compassion and I believe in helping others stand on their own two feet and care for themselves. I do not believe in helping people so they can be demagogue into supporting politicians who make them even more dependent. That to me is modern day slavery and the politicians are the masters. If there is anything in my life that you think I ought to change and be better served by being a liberal, socialist, Marxist or communist please let me know. Oh yes, I believe that marriage is an institution between a man and a woman. Can anybody be a family with anybody? YES! Absolutely. I can declare you are my sister and you are my family. Should gays have equal rights? Yes they should be allowed to claim each other as dependents. Are they married to me? HECK NO. HELL NO! They are couples. They are a pair, a duet. Can they reproduce by themselves, NONONONO. There goes the law of natural selection. Human civilization begins and ends with a man and woman. Are all my friends Republicans? NO, but all my friends are good people. My relationship and my love for them transcend political parties.

Are you liberal? YES!
Do I love you? YES! YES! YES!

kendalee said...

She looks perfectly equipped for the job! And wanting a job is half the qualification needed to do it well, isn't it? Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Ces said...

Hardy HAR HAR to you too. And I am not going to use the F word. That is so yesterday!

I do not like crowds, to me tea is an intimate delicate affair. You want to have tea with me? You better be prepared. I am going to disrobe your mind.

Deborah said...

Good Beautiful Saturday Morning my sweet! Hoping Spring brings you a lovely little surprise this fine morning. **blows kisses** Deborah

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Beautiful little queen bee. I love the red boa, the eyes & shoes!

Found Ces' comments interesting, but couldn't make the connection with the bee post. So I went to her blog & think I follow where it came from. Glad she can transcend the conservative political feelings to correspond with liberal folks. Likewise I have many conservative friends & look beyond their political & religious beliefs to enjoy being with them as long as we don't have to talk religion or politics.
Your Salon certainly IS INTERESTING... & that's what you want it to be... a place to exchange ideas, discuss feelings, find common ground. You are wonderful Miss Renee!
xoxoxo

Marion said...

What a delightful Queen Bee, sweet Renee! It made me think of my 79 year old mother, who had emergency heart surgery this week. She came through fine, thank God, and the handsome surgeon said they laughed when they saw her red-painted toenails in the ER! Blessings and Hugs from Louisiana!!

Ces said...

Heck! no stuffy old wigs, natural, Uhm wear your patadyong or malong and make sure you tie the knot very tight because it may become untied at the first word I utter...

Sue said...

Queen Bee...the best of the rest!

Love this, the eyes, the wings, the legs, and that diva-licious scarf/collar!

Tammy said...

Hi Renee,
Love your new painting.
Hope all is well with you today..
It is in the 80's in upstate NY today, I am so enjoying..
Got my Horse all cleaned and brushed this a.m. SO now I feel better..
I'm doing O.K., I think..
Last night I noticed a Lump under my Left underarm, same side they did the breast Biopsy..
Hoping it is nothing, nut I have been having a lot of pain in my Shoulder Blade on my Left side also..
Thought maybe I just pulled something, But now I am calling the Doc..Monday Morning to have it all checked out..
I'll keep you posted..
Hope your Beautiful Day, Filled with Sunshine and Great Spirits!!

I am going to add you to my Favs..
Blessings, and HUgs
Tammy

Tammy said...

Aww..Renee, Thank You so much for the concern, and yes first thing Monday I will schedule an appointment..

As for the art work, Thanks for letting me know..
I should have known the focus was your writing, You are so GOOD!..
Have a Great Day!
Hugs
Tammy

Michelle said...

Phew.....I am happy now :)

Well, sort of.

She seems to have reached some place of acceptance now which is good but terribly sad. We were trying on wig and hat paraphanalia last night...just in case :)

xxxxxxxx

Ces said...

Hah! Lizzy's comments rock but I have to tell you! I met so many friends because we disagreed on some issues.My current favorite analysts at work has liberal leanings, well she is sadly a Democrat. We were attending the same design meeting and we really liked each other, getting so excited that we were to collaborate.The room was mostly filled with conservative analysts because we are in Texas (which by the way is only 8% of the USA population but provided 75% of all the jobs in the US last year and also has no state income tax). The conservatives and Republicans down here do not discuss their views, there is no need, they let the outcomes speak for themselves. Anyway we started talking about the elction (before November). There was a heated discussion. Most conservatives would just keep quiet and walk away but I responded and she was so shocked. After the meeting we went our separate ways. I got back to my office the following day and I received an email from her. She was so saddened to hear my opinions were different from hers. People think I am liberal, maybe because I paint, whatever, she offered an explanation and a hope that we will be able to collaborate productively and a the most eloquent letter about friendship. So naturally we are very very good friends now. We confide in each other, support each other emotionally. We are implementing a project this weekend, the two of us will be up in the middle of the night on Monday at 00:01. So I just want you to know that the world revolves quite nicely because people with principles and sound values resolve to work together peacefully and I think there is a certain amount of caring for the human being, not the registered voter.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Renee,

I love your Queen Bee.

Hope that your weekend is happy
Hugs
Carolyn

Bella Sinclair said...

Tra-la-la-la-la

I love Renee, I love Renee.....

What? What's this! Ces is disrobing you?! But...but.... Better watch out, Renee. You know how those conservatives can get.

Woman in a Window said...

She's beautiful. Wish I could pull off a look like that, maybe with just a bit smaller head.

Have a great weekend!

Ces said...

Why are you still up. It is late. I have an excuse. I am working from home.

Those democrats are so literal. I am using disrobing in afigurative manner. Hmph!

Ces said...

So you are nice in my blog, all proper and then you talk behind my back over at Bella's? WHUT WHUT? Is Colette a Democrat? I think not!

Ces said...

Stop corrupting your sisters! They are going in the right direction, RIGHT!

Before we go any further, remember I love you.

Ces said...

JOSEPHINE IS MY TWIN! MY BIRTHDAY IS JUNE SECOND! I am screaming because she is a Gemini. Oh wait until Linda finds out. Oooh Josephine is my favorite baby in entire the world!

Ces said...

Only you may swear at my blog. Maybe Bella, but she does not swear. No rules for you. You are free and wild!

yoon see said...

Happy Sunday dear Renee,

You are going to be OK and great great adventure awaits you!
You are so confident and the illo here is speaking the same language too:)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

There is always one in every hive!I loved reading "The Secret Life of Bees" - I think there is a movie coming out soon based ont eh book.
Hope you are having a great weekend Renee. We are busy cooking away -it is my Dad's 70th Birthday Party tomorrow :)

Jeanne said...

YOU painted that?! (New to your blog, trying to figure things out, sorry about the gawking.)

Man, some people get all the talent....

Ces said...

My dearest Friend, you of all people. Leave Josephine be. let her live so that she exercises critical thinking. She is a Gemini, she will be artistic, intellectual, svelte, thin, energtic, eloquent. She will be loved. The room will light up when she enters it. She will drive the men and women ;) crazy. She will be carefree and wild BUT she will also be precocious, thoughtful, caring, kind, curteous. She will hate injustice, she will stand up to bullies, protect the weak and meek, she will be wonderful. If she becomes a liberal more power to her. She will be a great woman. If she will believe in conservative principles, she will be perfect. I will make it a point to think of her. I have a little friend in Canada!

Ces said...

I did not rein in your language! So there you go liberal - distorting what I said!!! Hardy har har!!! I said you are free and wild! I will never swear carelessly in front of Josephine. If she ever hears me swear, she will be old enough and know that my swearing is the most sensuous thing she will ever hear.

Ces said...

I have a project implementation this weekend, again! I am also on call on certain nights so up most of the night. I make up for it somehow. I slept yesterday morning and afternoon. My hsuband is very understanding. He makes sure the children get to eat.

Ces said...

Of course not! You silly! :)

You are getting me so excited. I am so happy to see you up and out so early today. I need a timeout. My neck is ready to explode from excitement. My jaw is hurting from smiling. First Bella. Then Bjornik and now you! You make me so happy. Thank you, but I need a time out. I have to withdraw and draw. Oh that rhymes.

Julie-ann said...

Love this illustration, great how she looks very thoughtful and enquiring! A joyful type.
Hope your having a great weekend with lots of laughs and fun!
Yeah I saw this on the news last week about the bees. Hope this super bee is going to help? Lets hope, I for one would be very sad to see them go, sure as everyone on this entire planet. They are such beautiful creatures and a blessing from God.

All my love Renee!

Deb a.k.a.The Invisible Blogger.... said...

I never needed to "study" how to be a Queen, for as you all know, "We" are born a "Queen", and therefore all ways are the Queen's ways. To my fellow Queen in Canada, I say hello.

deepazartz said...

Hey Renee....I have something for you...come & get it, come & get it...soon:)

studio lolo said...

I was here last night leaving a comment. Blogger must have eaten another one!

I said I loved this sweet little piece and I wanted you to know I had an award for you. Looks like you found your way to claim it anyway ;)

There's a new raven at my place waiting to greet you. She's royalty, like you.

I hope you're having a jazzy Sunday!

love you,
Lolo

Ces said...

Just for my Renee, to let her know that I am not vampire, I slept all day! Now to work!

P.S. Vampires don't listen to The Beatles!

Snowbrush said...

P.S. Vampires don't listen to The Beatles!

Well, certainly not the the White Album because it reminds them too much of daylight. I have, however, know several vampires who enjoyed the Beatles later works.

Ces said...

HAHAHAH! "She's Leaving Home, Bye Bye" is on the Sgt. Pepper's Album which is an earlier beatles Album. You are right though Renee, Sleeping all day is kind of vampirish? Uh uh! Maybe I am Irish!? I need to ask BT. Hahahah!

kj said...

renee i love her fashion sense and her screwy legs.

xoxoxo

Bella Sinclair said...

Bluh, bluh. I vant to suck your blood.

Now what undead creature doesn't like the Beatles? I can imagine, if I were a vampire -- no, spelled vampyre, thank you -- I'd be tapping my toes to Obladi Oblada while sucking on a neck or two.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Renee....

I had my appointment and it went well...I have some tests to wait for but overall it was fine!!!

oh what a wonderful bee....bees have a special place in my heart!!!

Hugs
Diana

Ces said...

Go ahead Renee. She had lots of hot peppers applied on her lips by her exasperated mother because she swore like a sailor. She swore so terribly it shocked her father - speechless, her five sisters, her two brothers and her most patient and loving mother.

Ces said...

No, can you believe I have not been to France yet?

Never been to the crypts.

I knew a dude named Lester, hmn, long blonde hair, blue eyes, 6'1" hairy arms, baritone voice, tightened my chain all the time - bicycle chain, I mean.

The French Quarter stinks. I have been there. My friend and I left the conference one day and gallivanted in the French Quarter. It was oungent of urine, old and dirty and I had this constant urge to pressure-wash the streets and walls. I have no desire to go back there unless I am with Colette. I have a gold cricifix on a gold chain blessed by Pope John Paal II.

BTW, Bella never mentioned anything about being curious about these things. Are you just dragging her along?

Ces said...

Your footsteps are all over the Internet instigating this awful rumor about a certain vampyre!

Argh!

Madame Instigator Renee. AHA! So you are here rousing some trouble, no?!

Let me tell you I won't sleep again tonight because that's when I go live! Maybe you call that vampyre but in my line of work we call it Information Systems project implementation. We stay up at night so it will be the least disruptive. BELLAAAAA!!! You need to defend me here. Tell her she is out of line!

linda cardina said...

boy renee! what did i miss.....look like ALOT!!!! darn!! what's ces up to now....god i love u guys!!!

xoxoxolinda

Ces said...

You are making a mountain out of a speck of sand!

It sounds like a liberal Democrat hyping some "conspiracy theory".

Leester, Lester, Lester! He was very good! He had a nice body and he was three years youngers. Uh-hmn. He was not afraid of daylight in fact he preferred daylight!

BTW, I love you! Hmn. I love your neck!

Ces said...

Aaaargh! is this your way of converting me to be a liberal Democrat? Aaacck! Argh!

(I am laughing so hard. You are going to get me in trouble with the Viking!)

Kiss Josephine for me tomorrow, please.

Ces said...

OKAY OKAY. I give up. I confess. I am a closet angel. I try to be mean and tough but I am a real angel.

Ces said...

HEYEHEYEHEYHEYEHEY!!!

You are up!!! How come I get the crap and you don't?

Who was up until midnight last night and all of a sudden disappeared? How many victims did she have at the opera, Madama Butterfly my ass! Huh?

Ces said...

WHAAAT?! Bella told you about what?! Is this your way of getting information from me? Huh huh!

Crap renee, you make me look like a crazy woman laughing my head off in bed. It's a good thing the Viking is watching after-games sports news.

Ces said...

Goodnight Renee, I love you.

Ces said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. Beloved friend.

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Wow! this stopped me in my tracks -stunning!
Soundless, perhaps, but it 'speaks' loud and clear to me..:)

A Cuban In London said...

I loved the text as much as the image. I hope one day she becomes a queen bee herself :-).

Greetings from London.

sweetmango said...

Dearest Renee,
Oh but you do give me so much happiness...I just need to think of you and I smile and my heart feels warm and I dont feel alone.
I merely give back to you what I have received...from you.
see, right now, I am thinking about you and I am smiling.
Thank you for my smiles
I love you
xxm

Michelle said...

You can nag!

Yes I am taking the iron and mum has been okay so far. First day with no steroids today so we will see.

xxxxxxx

BT said...

What a wonderful picture. I can just see her flying off to join the hive!

Emerald Arts said...

It's BOok Art!

(and I'm slightly drunk... procastinating my digital assignment :P)

<3 Emmeline

Kate said...

Oh I love this post, full of beautiful words and Art..