Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
So we'll see how the cows come out.
Friday, January 22, 2010
This is Lou, a black lab. Nikki is a repeat customer who commissioned a pet portrait years ago of her dog Bocca. Now, she and her boyfriend own Lou and she asked for a portrait to give to her boyfriend for Christmas. She later said when she received it she couldn't wait for Christmas to come and gave it to him right away. Thanks Nikki!!
These cute pups were for another Christmas gift. Susie was the winner of a gift certificate of mine that she won at the Scituate Animal Shelter fundraiser back in 2008. She emailed me this picture of her parents dogs and wanted to get a painting done. She later emailed me after Christmas telling me that her parents loved it and now her sister wants one. Thanks Susie!!
My sister emailed me yesterday with an image of her friends dog. Apparently he recently passed away and she wanted to have a portrait done of him for his owner. What a great way to remember a best friend. Thanks Sal!
have a great weekend!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
But it was productive!!
Friday night J, S & I went to Mission of Burma at the Paradise in Boston. It was a lot of fun, but someone shusshed me as I was showing my appreciation for a fine performance. WTF? I know I'm loud, but um.... I'm at a concert!
Saturday J & I went out to Chester to help cut and gather firewood for the upcoming winter months. Unfortunately, the chain saws were being fickle and didn't want to work, or that one was too dull, so we didn't get as much done as we wanted to. We were able to get some wood that was cut by J's brother M, and put it in the garage to dry out. Nothing makes you feel more butch then working with Men and Wood LOL.
Sunday J worked on more wood gathering and I moved all the patio furniture off the deck and inside the house. We then went ice fishing for the afternoon at a pond in Beckett (?). J got one run, but it was dropped. He believes it was a bass. The day was so gray but beautiful at the same time. We had a storm coming and it smelled like it was going to snow. It started just around 4:20pm at then we packed up and headed home. I did take a couple of photos, with the phone and the camera.
The photo here is of the pond at about 3 in the afternoon.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
However, what I did do is join the "Happy Book" mailing list. This is a book that I signed up for to be mailed to me for a few days and in it I need to describe all the things that make me happy and then mail it to the next recipient. I think it will be interesting to see what other people put down and it'll have nothing to do with booze or drugs LOL! So what makes me happy? Hmmm.... horseback riding for sure. I went this past weekend despite being sick. J was mad because I could go riding but opted out of going ice fishing. I worked on a painting instead.
Which brings me to that I did get another commission last week which is nice because I usually don't expect them in January. One thing I also signed up for was a "creative every day" challenge. I think this is more of a mental challenge but I did some sketches of my kitty as she slept yesterday. Of course I forgot to bring them in, but will tomorrow. I think that will be a goal of mine to sketch something at least once a day. I'll be keeping the charcoal pencil on the coffee table so that it's ready when I am.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Picture here is "Self portrait, Distorted" from 2006