Dogs and copper plates 

I’ve been contemplating what to create for this years “Leftovers ” print exchange. The last 3 entries have been dog portraits, something near and dear to my heart. So far my idea is to do a dry point etching of Hazel with an empty dog dish. Recently I ran across a book in my collectionContinue reading “Dogs and copper plates “

Dog Print Start 

I’ve been craving creating a wood block for several months. Rather than feeling hesitant about cutting into a new block (which always scares me), I’m recycling the flip side of an old one. Hazelnut kindly has provided the inspiration. Yes, we adopted a new dog. She is a terrier mix and full of spunk. IContinue reading “Dog Print Start “

Thanksgiving Warming

With the early morning temperatures reaching down to the mid-20’s, daily chores start outside. It’s not like we have a farm, but we do aid the wildbird population by providing water and food stations. The birdbaths are frozen and get a quick dumping of the ice and addition of quarts of warmish water. The hummingbirdContinue reading “Thanksgiving Warming”

Collecting

I’ve finally cleared the desk in order to start working on Cathe’s book. The subject is “Collections” and I certainly have quite a few. Last week was spent sorting and tossing (donating) some of those collections in an attempt to clear out the garage. In the animal world, there is a rodent called a Wood RatContinue reading “Collecting”

Support Crew

Life continues to drift in and out of days spent with my brother in Eugene and trying to recuperate from energy spent towards him. I’ve had since Friday “off” but it’s now Sunday and I’m just starting to feel like possibly doing something creative. Friday, I was fortunate to spend a bit of time helpingContinue reading “Support Crew”

March Quiet

The month of March will be quiet for my blogging output. There are numerous things shifting and moving around in life. The main thing was having the boys leave our home after 19 months. Zeek and Reggie have move back to Bend. Nigel cats was thrilled to come back inside and resume ownership of his domain. I wasContinue reading “March Quiet”

Charlie Continued

I decided to take a little break out of the day to work a bit more on Charlie. I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing with this image so progress is slow. Today I pulled out a box of Faber-Castell soft pastels and started playing around with colors. It’s pretty obvious that I don’t workContinue reading “Charlie Continued”

Noodle Doodle

I now know why I don’t sketch around the house. Both doodles and Moby work hard at trying to remove pen and sketchbook from my grasp. Moby was overly enthusiastic today, jumping up and placing his paws on my chest. Reggie was trying to shove his ball on the sketchbook. Hint hint!  I guess theContinue reading “Noodle Doodle”