Description This is one of many photos I took while standing on my N-Law's deck. There were about 40 or 50 of them that would come in to feed at a time. When I first went out on the deck they all took off but I just stood there by the feeder really still and they returned. It was a bit scary for them to fly so close to my face and the humming sound of so many was just overwhelming. They were use to people if they were still because my N-laws would sit out there and watch them a lot. They are just beautiful creatures. So small and dainty!
Penny Pausch, Jonesboro Member Since February 2012 Artist Statement I grew up way back in the hills of Missouri (U.S.). I was a country girl and loved every moment of it. My sister and I did not have many toys and so we played outside on trees and other things in the woods and learned to use our imagination. This has become an asset to me. I knew by the 5th grade that I wanted to be an artist more than anything else. I like to paint, sew, minipulate objects so that they are interesting, cook, and write poetry. One of my goals is to write a poetry book and illustrate it. I recently have gone back to college after 17 years of raising my children.