Sunday, January 31, 2016


A blogger friend commissioned me to do Jimmy Chew sitting with the bag of dog kibble that he knocked down and spilled all over the floor.

I did it in Inktense pencils and ink.
The background is directly on the art board. 
Jimmy is in Inktense on paper and collaged on top of the art board and a bit of him wrapped around the side.
I did the same with the dog food vag and kibble.
Then I also did some separate pieces of kibble and collaged them on top of it to give a 3D look.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


No Art tonight.
I came home to find my Rosie, my 16 1/2 year old Papillon very weak.
She's frail, blind, only has one tooth and doesn't even weigh 5 lbs but
she's been sassy and barks for her dinner every evening
and finds her potty pad on her own and tonight, she's done none of that.
I gave her a bath, and she just sat in the sink and didn't fight it.
She wouldn't eat her dinner or even taste the special canned food that she would usually gulp down.
My head tells me that she's old.
VERY old and she's had a long life,
the last 6 1/2 years here with me.
Hopefully she will snap out of this but I'm fearing the worse.
So... no Art tonight.

Monday, January 25, 2016


When you have to say -
"Well! That didn't work!"
and crumble it up and go to bed.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

More WIP's

Sketches of the 5 dog commissioned pieces I'm currently working on.

Friday, January 22, 2016


I can't make it any bigger or it blurs out.
So... I messed around with the margins, the widths, so that it's at least centered.
That is my Art for today.
Maybe tomorrow with a fresh mind, I'll be able to figure out.
Or maybe not.
But I'm tired and going to bed now.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Yesterday on my first day back, I couldn't get my Art blog to appear in my own blog reader.
So I had to Follow myself!
Then today when I checked my reader, every single post was listed.
Luckily I only have 6 Followers. (not counting myself, LOL!)
But I apologize to those six people I might have annoyed.
I guess it's a good thing I had only done 12 posts!

Here's what I have to show for today:

A Dachshund, done in Inktense and cut out.
I like doing layers.
I'll probably eventually layer this guy onto a painting.

and.... I was contacted last night by a friend that I used to work with.
She had asked me to some small illustrations on wrapped canvases of her dogs.
She had told me, no rush. Just whenever.
So....it's been a year.
Since she wasn't in a rush, I just kept pushing them off but she's cool with that.
She knows me! LOL!
I promised to get right to work on them, this weekend.
So that is what I'll most likely being showing here on my blog next,
The WIP's.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 18, 2016

and BOOM!

I'm back!
I was tempted to wait 8 more days because that would make it exactly 2,
Yes, TWO years since I last posted.
OK, here's the plan.
I'm going to post my Art very day.
Completed projects.
Scribbled ideas.
Quick sketches.
Just anything to make myself create each day.

I might have a theme going for a while.
Who knows. I just want it to flow and to be ever changing.
But most important, I want to commit myself to creating Art.
I hope you enjoy the ride and will Follow along!