Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Last night at 1 am..I went outside to see the stars. The little bit of snow left had turned to ice and crunched as I stepped out. Around my house was a blanket of fog and above my roof and the tops of the trees black against the sky were the bright stars. I looked in on the chickens and turned out their light. I could not make myself go inside and go to bed until I had taken the sparkling stars into my memory so I could dream of universes.
This the fog today.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Last night around 9:30 pm I got a knock on the door and in the current snow storm was a young woman holding a cute little puppy. She had to stop traffic in front of my house to save 2 little dogs from getting hit. She was on her way to a wedding but had decided to go door to door to see if she could find the dogs' owners. I told her to go to her wedding and leave the little dogs with me. I called dispatch and reported them and told them I would keep them over night. So I got little sleep on the couch as they were not housebroken!!! They were Tibetan terriers with no collars or tags. The female, possibly the mother of the male pup had a little coat on. She was shy, he was not. Very cute but in the morning I called the police dept. to see if anyone had reported missing them and no one had! So I had the Police come pick them up and take them to the shelter. I always feel bad about doing this but I can't keep every dog, cat, monkey (ok no monkey's yet) cow, goat or sheep that shows up on my place. People move into our area and think they have moved into the country and they get pets and or livestock and proceed to be stupid about their care!!! It probably will be ok because even if their owners never claim them..someone probably will as they are purebred Tibetans and tiny and very cute and personable. That is my hope. I really hope the owners have to pay to retrieve them..a little hit in the pocket usually makes people do better. I seriously thought about keeping them but after cleaning up lots of accidents I knew that if I am housebreaking a dog it better be one I want and have chosen. I hate to tell you how many cats we have rescued and had spayed or neutered over the years. And I raised German Shepherds for years and have a license allowing me 7 dogs but have liked only having 3! I guess it comes down to having to make the hard decision to allow life to happen and to know I can't save them all. I really wish people had a better sense of stewardship over their pets here but it goes on and on. So here is a little prayer that the little dogs are found and home now.
Feeling gloomy today because it is gloomy outside...sigh..I need some sun!
Hopefully tomorrow I will feel like going to the studio.
This is a drawing of my 3 dogs
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sad for someone we knew. Her husband had been my husband's best friend..he died 10 years ago. His son, named after my husband killed himself Nov. 1 of this year. We just found out in of all things, his mother's Christmas letter. I am sure I could have never put that in a Christmas letter..I think I would have sent word to all the friends in a separate mailing..but it has to have been a very difficult time. I am sure we would have attended his funeral had we been aware..but what do you do now?
I have been reading a book about the artist Brian Kershisnik. He is from Utah and does interesting figures and relationships. It has given me ideas for a series of paintings.
I have always wanted to do paintings of my father's childhood photos. Now I want to do my childhood memories. Many thoughts and fears of execution of the ideas. And why can't I free myself to do what I dream?
This little acrylic painting is called "Bears On The Mountain"
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I organized the first D Wing Artists Winter Exhibit and Sale for this weekend and although it was done quickly and it was hard to get the money together and ads in a timely fashion..we still had a turnout. I actually sold enough to pay my studio rent. I sold this painting of our old kitty Miss E. Claire.