Jumping Jack Russell

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.

Jumping jack russell - ink and watercolor by Serena Fenton 5.5" x8.5"
Jumping jack russell – ink and watercolor 5.5″ x8.5″

Armatures for Papier-mâché circus dogs

Armatures for Papier-mâché circus dogs by Serena Fenton
Armatures for Papier-mâché circus dogs

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.

 

 

National Potato Day – August 19

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.

Potato Day - ink drawing by Serena Fenton 8" x 8"
Potato Day – ink drawing 8″ x 8″

Jumping on the Bed

What happens as soon as the parents leave the room – ‪#‎InkTober‬ Day 22

Jumping on the Bed - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Jumping on the Bed – ink drawing

Dog on the Run

My bottle of Higgins white pigment ink arrived in the mail, so today’s #InkTober drawing includes black and white ink.

Dog on the Run -  ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Dog on the Run – ink drawing

Lula and Her Stuffie

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.

Lula and Her Stuffie - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Lula and Her Stuffie – ink drawing

Dog Worrier

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

The dog worrier - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
The dog worrier – ink drawing

 

Self Portrait with Pets

Day 3 – an #InkTober self-portrait. Sadly, I did not capture all of the floating pet hairs.

Self Portrait with Pets - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Self Portrait with Pets – ink drawing

 

 

 

Backyard Camping

I’m been having summer adventures all over the map this year, but nothing really can beat the adventure of a backyard campout.

backyard camping - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
backyard camping – ink drawing

More ink, not all done for Inktober

More ink drawings done over the past five months.

Walk Time

Actually my dog, Lula, looks pretty much like this – especially when I put on my running shoes.  She is ever optimistic.

Walk time - ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Walk time – ink drawing by Serena Fenton