I haven't taken a vacation all year. I mean an actual one where I'm not taking my pets to the vet, standing in line at the DHS, or catching up on yard work. I mean a real vacation where I'm not doing some sort of chore. Anyway, I took a micro vacation this morning by drawing what I would like to be doing. Here is what I came up with:
Also SHAME ON ME for not drawing enough. Drawing is just as important as brushing your teeth and exercise. Should do it everyday!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
She's the most playful dog I've ever seen. We try to play with her an hour everyday after work. As a result, she's in tip top condition. When we visited the vet, the vet listened to her heart and exclaimed that it's a strong, athletic heart. I was a very proud mom.
Some vets prefer to examine dogs on a table. We practice that with Gracie at home. We pick her up and put her on the table and examine her teeth, ears, feet. So when she does it at the vet, there are no problems, she knows what to expect. I think playing "vet" with your dog at home is a good thing so they're not nervous when you take them to the actual one.
I'm very proud of my dog :)
Anyway, I hope you like my new paintings. Gouache is a new medium for me and I'm still getting used to it.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Living in the country, there are not many places I can go to conveniently. No grocery store closeby, no mall, no restaurants. What IS conveniently close to me though is the Capital of Texas Zoo. Thank heavens I don't have to travel very far to study and draw animals. Because it's close, I don't feel compelled to spend all day there to make the trip worth while. Zoo drawing can be exhausting, with the heat, crowds, and the general humbling experience of drawing animals. These sketches are the result of a modest 3 hour visit to the zoo.
Until next time,
Until next time,