Let sleeping dogs lie
charcoal on bond paper
14 x 16 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
I bought my dog Zoey a fuzzy mat to put in front of
the heat vent in the kitchen. It is chilly here -- 27 below
zero Celsius with the wind chill, and warm spots are
in high demand with my dog and two cats. The cats
have little beds over the heaters. They weigh 7 and
9 pounds respectively, and our 60 pound dog had taken
to lying on their beds. But we didn't want a great big
dog bed in the kitchen, so the mat is small, and not quite
right for Zoey.
Ah well. I needed a live model, and she was it for this
sketch. I am dog tired myself after a day of teaching,
but what amazing things my students are doing. They
are without a doubt an inspiration. So for today let's
concentrate on loving our pets... they can 100% show
us how to relax.
Have a loving-the-relaxing-moments day.
love this sketch!
Thanks so much. I'm so glad you like it.
It's a good thing to hunker down in sub zero weather - humans like their comfort creatures too!
I like Zoes body language - you caught it!
This human likes a good book, a warm
duvet and a good cup of coffee.
Glad you like Zoey's body language. She's a terrible model -- moves every five seconds, but I love her.
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