Yesterday our new rescue dog came to my rescue. His name is Fig Newton and he is a love muffin of a collie boy. He is out on a walk now . So far he is fitting in nicely. I can tell he will be a great companion to me.
What I have learned so far:
Even humans need a rescue from time to time.
Today is the day my new collie boy comes home to stay. Tom has gone off to meet our (maybe) new dog. If everything goes well, by tonight there will be a new collie boy in this house and I will have a new friend to love and take care of. So I am celebrating in anticipation .
I love Daily paintworks. It is my university of learning and my home base of friends and art companionship. I always say one thing when people ask me about selling there and as of today I can no longer say "that thing".
The weekly challenge at the Daily paintworks was posted by Robin Rosenthal. The task was to paint each object individually by mixing the colors ahead of time. This is not the way I work at all. So I felt very hampered. But I think the point was to find those color changes and points of reflection treat them with sensitivity. I am not sure if I did this right.l I do think it looks different and so I probably learned more than I think I did.
So much learning happens when you do not realize it is occurring. Don't you think so?
Buck is sold along with some gift cards to my collie mentor Diane.
Today is Saturday and I am trying my first scheduled post ( automatically) . If things go correctly this post should appear even though I am not at the key board at this moment. Kelley MacDonald just told me about this wonderful feature.
What I have learned so far :
Ask for what you need and the answers will come.
I am building a wall at the head of my bed. I have paintings from my painting buddies all over this house. It is time to line them up and start taking names. So with my laser leveler I have this arrangement completed.
Pictured are Kaethe Bealer, Linda Hunt, Darla Mcdowell and Karen Johnston and Robin Rosenthal . But I have more many many more. I put them up with those click strips. It was easy and no framing required.
More to come.
Decision day or D-Day. I have made a decision today which I will share later....The reason I mention it is because art got me "there". By painting myself I remembered who I am and what I am about. I forgive myself for how deeply this picture depicts my inner self. Not the usual happy self but the inner self who is resolute and relentless.
OK enough drama..decision made ....move on.
I only had time for step one of a pet friend today. I massed my darks and will work on the mid-tones tomorrow. Today I have a long drive in the snow. It will be slow going.It will be nice to get home and have this day behind me.
What I have learned so far:
The challenge on this one will be to make sure it looks like two cats not one cat with two heads.
Diane's house sold today. I have a fond feeling for this one. I learned a big NOTAN lesson on this one.It will be one of the illustrations in my book . Speaking of the book it is in the proofing stage so it is close to being "borned".