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TMTA-Best Morning Start

Think Monday Think ATC challenged to depict the best start to my mornings.  Hands down it is walking my dog.  I did this scribble drawing a few years back and repurposed it here today.  It was a much larger drawing that I shrunk down, added the face, and detailed the edges with marker and gel pen.  Unfortunately, today it is pouring out and our walk was very short….we both missed our friends and fun at the dog run 😦

Thanks for looking and a good morning to all!

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Things I’ve been working on

So during my hiatus I have been doing some small bits of artwork here and there. I have an altered catalog I’ve had in the works for months and did some work on it…

Here is one page I’m quite satisfied with…I was playing with extending forms that were already on the page and suddenly this figure appeared.  She makes me think of a marionette, though while she looks like a puppet she also looks like she is puppeteering.  Who’s in control here? Always a good question, and rarely has a real answer.

Another piece I’m still trying to make something of is the shrine I started way back for my dog Mimsey.  Here are 2 recent shots:

Things obviously got darker on the second go-round.  I am so stuck on how to add in what is missing…nothing seems to fit right.  I feel like I want things, 3-d, but nothing seems to be right.  I know not to push too hard and am just letting it rest right now.  Of course, it’s always great to hear other’s views!

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Loss

Well, didn’t get to post more art before we needed to take that final walk with Mimsey.  She just was not living the life she enjoyed anymore…even all the adaptations we’d made, were no longer enough.  She, of course woke up on her last day in better shape than in several days. It was hard, but a great gift to have a chance to be with the dog we knew so well one last time.  She was a beautiful dog inside and out.  RIP Mimsey, you will walk in my heart forever, but by my side no more.  Mimsey 11/06Mimsey Mimsey HolidayMimsey & DavidLast Day

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My first posting

I’m starting today and unsure of where I want to go.  I have a life that is chopped up into smaller worlds and the thought of them colliding, is daunting.  I thought I wanted to blog on my profession, but I don’t think so now.  I am an artist by birth…must make things, make marks, colors, shapes, forms of all kinds.  I want to develop this side of me and enter a community of like-minded people.

Mimsey in her usual New Year's Eve garb

Mimsey in her usual New Year's Eve garb

This is Mimsey…I took this photo  New Year’s 2009 just before she turned 14.  Today she is quite frail and we know we are loosing her.  I am perhaps moved to begin this blog now in honor of her.  In many ways she has been a force in helping me be more of the person I want to be.  I have many roads to go still that will not include her by my side, but in my heart.  I imagine there will be others after her, but she is my first.  She taught me how to love, how to accept, and how to forgive.  I do not plan to write very much all the time, but to focus on my artwork and creative development.  Today, as I start here and I begin to let go of my cock-eyed, half-blind, fully deaf mongrel I write in honor of her.  If you choose to join me on my journey I welcome the company.  I welcome any feedback and hope to connect with others on this virtual cloud.  I do not promise to be light and cheery, I view the world in it’s full spectrum of colors and their many tones and shades.

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