Sunday, September 28, 2008

Artwalk was stupendous!

One of the concepts that matters when you're teaching
writing is avoiding superlatives. I never liked
that rule. This was a very good day -- in fact it was just perfect.
At the end of the day, once our doors were closed
on Artwalk 2008, I sat down to paint for the blog.
I have been working on drawings for a little painting
of a woman and a baby based on a photo taken at
a party we had a few years ago.

Unfortunately the camera needs charging so I
can't photograph it for you tonight, and tomorrow
is a long day at school, so I have to go to bed.



Zoey and her "cousin" Suki

One of my blog friends wrote a blog on dog facts
the other day. Because I have a dog, and yes I've
painted her, I know a lot of dog trivia, but am always
interested in learning more.

Well tonight's picture is of my dog and her "cousin"
my sister's dog Suki. This was taken a few years
ago before Suki moved to California, but I love
the photo. My dog is the one on the left, she's
half Border Collie/Lab and half Dalmatian. My
sister's dog is pure Border Collie.

More art tomorrow.

Have a knowing-how-much-you-matter-day.

4 comments:

Theresa Rankin said...

Hard to avoid superlatives when I want to express how happy I am for you and your artwalk! Bravo!! I am thinking you should do one for Christmas....:) Love the dogs...really adorable.

judicreations said...

Those dog cousins are so cute! I wonder what they were waiting for...some kind of treat I'm sure. I'm sorry you couldn't show us what you were painting tonight but loved that you shared this sweet picture. I'll be back to see the painting of them...
Judi

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

Hard to tell you how happy I am
about all of your successes! You are
a source of infinite inspiration. I love all of your paintings. The older
woman one walking through the garden
is deeply moving.

You so rock!!!

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Judi,

I'm not sure I'll paint this one -- but I just likevit. Yes it was some
forbidden treat my sister was dishing out. Zoey looks like she might explode with joy.

Thanks for checking it out.

Love your blog.

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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