Monday, May 31, 2010


I already did the ducks coming to meet me and that is what a post-traumatic brain injury does to a person.  I am getting better slowly but it is hard to see for me.  I won't be trying sooo hard to remember how to do things.  My art sure helps.  Thank you all for your kind patience s as I flounder.  Marilyn

My Ducks

There are my 2 ducks.  I was ill and had to go to the Immediate Care Center and as I was walking to the door to turn off  my security and go into the house, I got a surprise when these 2 flew in and greeted me.  The were making low murmuring sounds and I waled with them to the backyard as they were wanting to eat. 

What an amazing experience.  I call these 2, "Candy", and, "Dandy".  Aren't they beautiful.

Have a beautiful day.  Marilyn

Donald Trump

This is my newest work.  I like, "The Donald".  I get a kick out of seeing his next venture and his creativity in the world of finance.  We as marketers can learn sooo much from him.  I have read his book, "The Art of the Deal". 

What can't he do.  Now he is into supplements.  I watched the, "Celebrity Apprentice", just to get an idea of his work. 

Wouldn't this man be one of the people you picked to have lunch with.  I would.

Have a beautiful day.  Marilyn

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I am tired

Tonight I find myself very tired and I haven't blogged for a day or two. 

The picture of me is with the 2 peacocks I will be able to display in "Cher's" new movie with "Kristina Aguleria" in "BURLESQUE".  I am excited, thrilled and in a bit of shock that an assistant set decorator would see my work and use my work with the other artists in the movie. 

I posed with them for fun and I believe it is a fun way of advertising them.  I was ill and exhausted but still I tried to smile and make others happy when they view my work.

It has been a way to get this far.  That will be the next story in part.

I fed my animals 3 times today and they are tucked in tonight for the night in the lakes in Madison, Wisconsin.  Thank the Lord there is no oil slick here...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Waterfall in Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin

This is my recent painting of our beautiful Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin.  I was just walking through the many paths and I took many pictures.  This is just another painting relative to my natural quest for nature and my ducks and other creatures.  I will be doing more but I have to rest.

The next pages may be of my ways of doing my art with my animals and the stories of how and why I do them.  I am tired so have a beautiful day.  View my work on looped to etsy

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Art By Marilyn

I am a local Madison, Wisconsin artist and I have a website that is looped to etsy and a blog that is and another great web site and I am trying to learn how to do google.

So...come in an browse and shop and tell your friends. Have a beautiful day.


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Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Ducks and Their Sanctuary

Yesterday I came home quite late from working on my art and I saw a duck taking off...I said, "Hi duck", and I'll be darned the little squirt turned in mid- air and came back to the backyard, his sanctuary, to be there for me.  I am so touched that they feel so relaxed around me.  This is the usual scene of our time together when I feed them and they just ignore me and turn their back and make a contented little noise of total happiness. 

You can see their private pool in the back which they do use and they are so social.  Since they know me they see me coming with their fresh water...they poop in the water... and they see me coming and I empty the bath and put fresh water in their private pool and they come right back...actually waddle...and claim it again.  It is a riot to see their different personalities and the friendliness they have to me.  I love those little guys and gals.  And usually they get squirrels and rabbits and birds to come and socialize with them.  It's too bad humans aren't learning from animals like these sweet little ducks.  They share their food and seem to murmur a sweet tune and it is in sync.  It is just amazing.  They make great fertilizer if they stay at all.  The greenery is lush..

Signing off.  Marilyn

Oprah Decorator Pillow

I adore Oprah.  She will be leaving television in 2012 to pursue her other interests as she has mentioned and there are going to be many sad people.  I felt compelled to paint my own artistic impression of her and I had fun.  She is a delight to paint.  I was smiling as I painted her.

I wanted to send her a bookmark, a pillow or a tee-shirt but I really don't know how so if you or anyone you know see this please let her know and/or please send me her address.

This a is a fun journey for me because I can make others smile.  Have a beautiful day.  You can view this on my web site at

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Ducks and Their Sanctuary

This is my ducks in their sanctuary.  They come and stay most of the day in this top of a birdbath I set on the ground and continually filling with clean water.  If I am out there too long they walk around me squawking, not quacking just making their own sound.   And,  I believe are telling me to leave. Because when I do they quieten down and just check things out, they are calm and sweet.  They just are soo relaxed.  The Lilac bush is right near them as are much greenery and they seem to be totally at ease.  I walk among them first saying good morning ducks and how are you today.  Now they don't even stir from their heads being placed in their bodies backwards.  I am the only person who any of my animals trust.  They are safe.  Do not ask me why they adopted me.  I think am animals can feel that trust and love.  They are safe.  This a to me is so special.  It is an amazing feeling that I tell over-and-over because it is so sweet.    God bless the creatures.  Marilyn

Sunday, May 9, 2010


I was feeling sad about Oprah leaving television and how much I really enjoy watching her when I got the bright idea to paint my artistic impression of her.  She will be missed and I want to make sure no one forgets all the wonderful inspirational, informative, kind, and more... adjectives she gave us.  She is a profound person in all she does.  I wish I could meet her or had met her to thank her as many people do because she is one of my heroes.  But, alas, I am just a humble artist who just hopes that my work is appreciated and maybe I can give people I meet in my journey a contribution of my way of say, "We love you Oprah, thank you, and May God Bless you on your journey.  You are a hero to many of us and we will remember you".  I will have tee-shirts, decorator pillows, greeting cards, various size prints, bookmarks, jewelry, scented candles and just nice things in a tribute to her by an artist who paints her feelings on a blank canvas.  I am just thankful to our Lord and Savior that my parents though Him gave me this gift to use to the best of my ability.  Thank you Oprah.  Marilyn

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Relaxing Ducks Eating

This is the picture I took of my duck friends as I had walked with them to the back yard sanctuary.  They are soooo relaxed that they ignore my presence.  They put their backs to me in total trust.  I stay back about 2 feet from them and just politely talk with them.  This is a Drake, "Candy" and a Gander, "Dandy".  I like those names for them.  They each have a personality.  People ask me if they are dirty.  They do stay sometimes all day but they are not dirty.  They rarely poop in my yard.  Most of the time they eat and fly away. 

Have a beautiful day.  Marilyn

A Walk with My Ducks

I came home from the immediate care of the hospital and my friends the ducks flew right in in front of me as if to ask me were I had been.  I took this picture because it was so refreshing to see this amazing sight.  They know who I am and they walked me to my backyard or was it I walked them to their sanctuary.  It was a nice walk with them lightly quacking all the walk.  Polite conversation.   If course, I talked to them as I said: "It's nice to see you"., "Thank you for meeting me."  "How are you both. ", "Are you getting hungry or just miss me".  How amazing is that.  They walked me all the way to the back yard.  It is well worth it to feed these friends even though I could use some donations.  Yes, it is expensive,  So if you wish please send paypal a donation for my work with the ducks.  It is a mighty long cold winter and I have to play catchup now to balance what I paid out to feed them just a few months ago.