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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day Time Doodles

For about 2 months now, I have been at LaCrosse Post Office, a little place in the middle of small town about a mile long. I have a long lunch time, about 1 1/2 hours. The first half hour I eat lunch, the second half hour I do 10 to 15 minute drawings. I usually pick a variety of subjects just from interesting things that I find. Photos I have, magazine pics, newspaper photos, whatever I have. I try to draw whenever I can. I really need the practice. The last half hour I walk around the town for exercise.

I showed you a few doodles a few weeks ago and here are a few new samples of my "Day Time Doodles"

The first two pics are from a magazine with a story of the devastation in Haiti. The last one is a pic from the cover of a Hari Krishna magazine of a woman and child in India. These are quick lunchtime drawings so they area a little skewed at times. I will post more later in the week.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sundays at the Co-Op

The past couple of weeks I have gone back to painting animals. This first pick is a portrait of Scooby. It is still in progress but it is coming along. I needed to put him on canvas like I did Bullwinkle and Rocky. Then I took a very bad photo of the other pic I am doing of Scooby and our horse Diamond checking each other out. I am looking for a name for this painting. So I will have a little competition when it is done for a cool name. Stay tuned for that announcement.

Still in it's beginning stages, this painting with it's western theme, is in honor of Pioneer Days in High Springs this weekend, Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25. It should be great time and everyone should come check it out. There will be great booths with lots of interesting crafts, art, food and stuff for sale. Plus the western gunfight is always fun. I will be working at the High Springs Art Co-Op on Main Street both days some come and say "Hi!"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

He's still the King

Last weekend was lots of fun. It is great to be off on the weekends. I brought Bullwinkle to the High Springs Mutts and Pups Show. There were so many great looking dogs, including this amazing Russian Mountain dog. He was not as tall as Bullwinkle but twice as broad. He was huge. Bullwinkle almost lost his top spot as Biggest Dog. Which he won first place of course. He is pictured on the front page of the North Florida Herald, the front page of the Observer, and I was quoted in the Alachua Today newspaper, “He always wins the biggest contest,” said owner Tina Corbett, adding that he’d won the Best Dressed contest before, but had since outgrown his costume. “Somebody said, ‘Why do you keep entering him?’ I said, ‘Cause he’s still the king.’You can read the article by just clicking onto Alachua Today.

Then this Saturday I decided to check out the Santa Fe Spring Art Festival. I knew past festivals in Gainesville did not allow dogs at the show but I checked out the Santa Fe College and the Gainesville events websites and found nothing that said no dogs. So, I grabbed Bullwinkle and off we went to the show. It was a breathtakingly beautiful day. We first stopped at Jean's Grooming to visit with Jean, Lisa and Linda, and bought dog food. He is always so excited to go for a ride in the car. Once we found parking at the festival, we were only there five minutes when a cop made us leave. No dogs allowed!

I was bummed. Some nasty lady, I think was an artist, goes "doesn't anyone know how to read?" Apparently it was in the Gainesville Sun newspaper but I don't get that paper. I secretly cursed the nasty old biddy and hoped she had no art sales for the entire weekend. Bullwinkle and I turned around and went back to the car, I swear he knew and was just as upset as I was. I still wanted to check out the show and did not want to go all the way home to High Springs so I called Jean at Jean's Grooming since she was close. She agreed to dog sit for 2 hours. I brought him back and Jean put him into her largest, gated cell, where they board dogs. It was awful. He looked at me with his soulful eyes as if to say "why are you leaving me, you promised to take me out." It was just like leaving my kids at the babysitters when they were little and they cried and I felt like a heal. I did go back and hurried through the show and was back in 2 hours. When I opened the gate, Bullwinkle, bolted from the room and practically dragged me out of the store, he was so happy to see me and get into the car. Jean said he is very spoiled but well behaved. He did bark a little when I first left. I can never leave him in a strange space again!