Fall is here. The weather is gorgeous and it is a great time to get outside with the dogs. Below is a quick pen and watercolor sketch of a jack russell terrier.
Building tiny armatures of wire, tin foil and masking tape for papier-mâché circus dogs.
This new found passion began a few weeks back when I discovered myself without power during Hurricane Matthew, but recalling directions on how to cover plastic and styrofoam Dollar Store pumpkins with papier-mâché, I started wrapping some old pumpkins and cats’ heads in papier-mâché. That was the most fun that I have had in ages.
Now, following directions in a great book, How to Make Tiny Paper Mache Dogs, I have started to make dogs to my own design.
Aug 23 Ride the Wind Day! Get carried away in any way that you can.
Happy National Potato Day – and beware! You may be keeping an eye out for those oversize zucchinis in this hot weather, but those potatoes can sneak right up on you.
A page from my sketchbook
Exhilarating, and yet, brrr!
Time for a happy dance with my dog!
November needs a new view – ink and colored pencil. Goodbye #InkTober, it’s been fun.
Fifi the Amazing, circus star. # Day 28
A garden confrontation – #InkTober – Day 27
What happens as soon as the parents leave the room – #InkTober Day 22
#InkTober Day 20
My bottle of Higgins white pigment ink arrived in the mail, so today’s #InkTober drawing includes black and white ink.
InkTober – Day 6 is my dog and her favorite stuffed animal. Since it has rained for ten days now, we have been playing lots of toss the stuffie.
Sometimes I have one of those days where things don’t necessarily go wrong. I just worry that they will. I worry a lot. And I share with my dog. Day 5 – InkTober
Day 3 – an # self-portrait. Sadly, I did not capture all of the floating pet hairs.
A few visual notes on what’s keeping me happy these days.
I’m been having summer adventures all over the map this year, but nothing really can beat the adventure of a backyard campout.
Keep following your heart on down that road!
Immersed in dogs this week, I am observing certain commonalities leading to a dog anatomy exploration:
More ink drawings done over the past five months.
Actually my dog, Lula, looks pretty much like this – especially when I put on my running shoes. She is ever optimistic.
For those days when home life just isn’t quite what you are needing. This was my first experiment with ink washes.
Portrait time for two best buddies