Tuesday, October 23


Starting to feel a little bit colder outside! I know fall has officially arrived because I had to get my portable heater out of the closet this morning here at the studio. (It is "whirring" along here beside me keeping my toes nice and toasty.)

When it gets cold out it makes me want to eat soup. It also makes me want to cook more. Naturally, I want to cook soup. For a while now I have been on the hunt for a good potato soup recipe. I have tried several different ones, but they fall a little short of what I think to be a great potato soup: thick, rich, chunky and cheesy. Now I feel is the perfect time to pull out all the cookbooks (one of my favorite things to do) and continue my search.

I'll keep you posted...

Monday, October 15

teddy bear wrestling

Today Max is five months old! This morning we took the monthly teddy bear pictures. They turned out pretty funny because Max attacked the poor little bear. (Gone are the days when I could prop him up and he would stay!)

Thursday, October 11


I think Max has the most beautiful eyelashes! I was looking through my photos on my computer last night and found a picture that showed them off.

Now that my show is completed I am thinking about continuing to work on some of my fun projects at home. (I have a really bad habit of starting a bunch of projects and not finishing them, so I need to go back to my unfinished stuff!) A while back I did some portraits of our dogs and was contemplating doing a big photo series for our house. I think the eyelashes picture would be a good addition to that series!

Tuesday, October 9

ducks in a row

I am feeling a little bit lighter this afternoon...all my paintings are framed and hanging at the Arts Depot! I spent all day yesterday framing everything, and then I delivered it all to Union City this morning. (Note to self: in the future when having an art show, do not wait until the last minute to frame everything!) It feels really strange to be here at the studio and not have paintings to do. I'm not sure what to do with myself!

Isn't it satisfying when you work really hard on something for a while, then it is finally finished? It was the best feeling last night when I had all my little paintings all sitting around me in the living room. They were all framed and stacked in organized rows. For the first time in a long time I felt like I had "all my ducks in a row." I am going to savor the feeling for as long as I can because I'm sure it won't last long!

The opening reception for my show is this Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30. All are welcome!

Tuesday, October 2

max, meet black dog

On Sunday afternoon I decided to take Max outside to play. I thought the dogs had run off somewhere, so I thought that we could lay in the shade on a blanket. Well, the dogs were around. I thought we would try the blanket thing, but I didn't think they would be able to stay off of it and leave Max alone. I wasn't so worried about Harley, he is very lazy usually things like this are too much effort for him. Black Dog was my concern.

I was surprised that the dogs were very well behaved! They sat very politely off to the side and let Max play in peace. (See photo 1.) We played like this for awhile until Black Dog couldn't stand it any longer. She inched her way (very rare for her to "inch" anywhere--she usually "bounds" and "attacks") unto the blanket to check out Max. (See photo 2.) I have never seen her so gentle!