Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ugliest Dog In The World

What a mug, eh?

I've named her Stella, for now. I think it may stick.
She came to me as a foster dog and lots of baggage to boot. Four of the most adorable little puppies ever.
Our 'shelter' here is not a 'no-kill' shelter and Stella came to them with her puppies aged about 3 or so days old. They don't have the resources to deal with new born puppies and the plan was to just put them down unless a foster could be found for them. At least that's the story I heard through a small grapevine.

I stewed about it for 24 hours, called my Mother, wondered what I was thinking and then headed down there to take them in.

Her underbite does not do her personality any justice. She's an absolute sweetheart, tolerates my cats, gets along with my other two dogs, minds her manners and takes absolute wonderful care of her babies.

As the puppies get a little bigger I will just have to share with you all.

Anyone want a puppy?

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Sketchbook Project Part Deux

As promised here is the rest of the pages from my sketch book for the Sketchbook Project 2011.

Even though I stressed mightily about this, I had no idea what I even wanted to do, no direction...nada, I have to admit to enjoying this for all it was worth! I found a new and exciting direction to take my dear little Ralphie in and he made many new friends along the way.

For those of you who are shaking your head wondering who Ralphie is, he's the dear little orange kitty you see in a lot of my work. I miss him every day.

I am totally going to join in on this project again next year!
Did you have a sketchbook in this project too? Please share in the comments, I would love to come see!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sketchbook Project 2011

I'm A Scavenger...

Yes, I know. I failed horribly in my effort to post daily/weekly as I said I would earlier.

I signed up for the Sketchbook Project with all kinds of time left for me to finish a one page spread a week with lots of time to do each one at a leisurely pace. It seems as though a pretty butterfly must have flitted past at a bad moment and got me sidetracked and next thing you know I have 3 weeks before the deadline to send.

tsk tsk.

I've never worked on something so furiously before in my life!
I learned how to bind a sketchbook. I did this because I knew there was no way I was ever going to be able to fill all those pages in 3 weeks time and wanted a book with far fewer pages in it. I ended up with 16 full spreads, the front and back inside cover and the front and back outside cover. Had it not been for the three day extension we all got my covers would have been blank, stark raving blank.


I scanned these so ignore the odd glare and shadow. My pages got a bit 'wrinkly' due to all the moisture I forced upon them and even flattening them out under my monstrously heavy old tv didn't completely help.

I will post the other half of the book on tomorrow's post.

I promise!