Friday, September 26, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What I did today



My little Aspen. Bad to the bone....but really sweet. She is half Chihuahua after all! I liked the photo so much that I decided to go back to my roots and do a painting from the photo. Painting in progress and the final version...maybe,...sometimes it's hard to finish. We'll see.

Actually I still have to remove the miskit from the dots and add color...now that I look at it...maybe her eyes could be bigger...

while recovering from Ike...


I did this odd little painting that came to mind from one of my Wednesday model studies. You can scroll back and see which one if you're interested. It's done on a 13 & 3/4 inch square gallery wrapped canvas primed with gold gesso which peeks through the paint. It is definately different but I'm really liking it in it's oddness. It's sort of mysterious. It seems like a good cross betweem my abstracts and my figures. let me know your thoughts on it.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wow, my friend Jan has been busy with her bead making! go check out her blog and see some cool stuff! I can personally never resist even though I make beads myself! LOL! Find her in my links. Cheers, T.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ike, no gentleman!

Well, that Ike was not a gentleman! We were out of power for four days here. lost a tree and our back yard fence. I know some people are still out of power and got flooding and major damage to their houses and lost all food in their freezers so we feel very lucky. I know some parts that had power last night don't have power this morning so I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for all the prayers! Please keep them coming for all still in dire straights here in Texas and areas in Ike's path!

Friday, September 12, 2008




Here is a picture of Boomer my Granddog that we are keeping until he can join his family (My son and daughter-in-law) in Japan on October the 6th. He is waiting for Ike to come in. He seems to portray the bordom of those that are waiting for the big storm. I'm sure we will be praying for bordom soon! LOL! Cheers and good luck to all of you in the path of Ike. My prayers are with you!

Here also is a photo of my little Chiuahua/maltese mix, Aspen who is my constant companion, posted for Dawn Mckelvey, a wonderful artist and friend of mine. Check out her blog... www.dawnmckelvey.com

Waiting for Ike!

This was the first one. The lines were so much nicer than the second attempt but I had started too far over on the page. In this photo I put the first and second together to add some of the upper leg. Funny that they fit together so well.





While we are waiting for Ike to blow in I thought I would post some of this week's quick sketches from the Watercolor Society of Houston's weekly Wednesday session that I attend with artist friend Liz Hill (http://www.lizhillart.com/) .
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