Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wed May 25th~

It is kinda amazing how as you move through life and gain confidence in yourself and your self worth, the world responds and respects you right back.  I have a new job for next year, and I am really excited about it!  I've been in my current position for a very long time, and a change has been due~

A few more dogs...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday May23

Haw!  Followed this girl along the beach to ask for a pic with Max toddling (well, strutting really) along and then realize I DON"T have my camera but mom does and she pulls up and cognizes the situation and lures Max off while handing me the snapbox and I get off a good click or two and this is the result-  quite shy really, gorgeous dog~  lovely frontal gaze with that cautious low-lying tail~

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday May 22

Whew!  Back home around 7:30pm which is an hour and a half late for Max's bedtime so we've had a bit of a personal tornado around here.... and wow!  What incredible cloud formations on the drive home!  Of course, I was terrified and naggin at  poor Duane who was functioning on as much sleep as I plus had been wrangling a toddler all weekend...  I have got to WORK on my fear and figure out how to just breath calmly-  I get so focused on disaster and so worried about everything!  I mean, I KNOW there's no use in worrying until there's something to actual deal with~
Anyway I hadn't meant to get all worked up here about that-
Sally at the Market
We went up to Grand Marais to work and my mom and I worked our little tails off!  I accomplished what I'd set out to do, which was to paint 5 30x40 canvases with dog portraits, and I DID!  And I only did one of MY dog, Gus!  All the other dogs were ones I came across while in Grand Marais-  one of my favs I'll post tomorrow, Luna, the dog owned by Amy the artistic director at the Art Colony!
Woeful in the Kitchen Wednesday
SO these are my GUS, leaning in the kitchen on wed afternoon, knowing that something was up because we were all packing the car and Bingo was already at mom and dad's house.  The Irish Setter was at the Farmer's Marlet in Grand Marais yesterday-  three and a half years old and already retired from a show-dog career-  very contained which seemed odd for a setter.  Thus I loved the pose with the tense eyes and her teeth showing.....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 4th!

As my friend Amy said to me today, "Happy Star Wars Day!  May the 4th be with you!"  Ha ha ha haaaa!

River Road, April Snow

38th Street, April Snow
I had a busy weekend, with a WONDERFUL opening at Diamond's Friday eve, thank you everyone who made it!  And a Craftastic Saturday where I painted three new paintings and sold some cards~  here are the new pieces, which are now actually hanging at Pizza Biga at the Turtle Bread on 48th and Chicago!  Duane and Max and I went there last night for delicious pizza, and as Max was flipping out and we needed to leave, two women came in and started going on about the new art!  I couldn't help saying, "Hi, I am the artist" since I was right there and they were going on and on, and then they continued to tell me how much they love my work!  Yay!  Thankfully, Duane took Max under his wing and I was able to chat a bit and pass out cards.  It felt a bit odd, but very fulfilling.  You know how it is with us Minnesotans, it's hard to take a compliment anyway, but to actually announce that they could direct their comments straight at me took a bit of guts, I gotta admit....