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Friday, February 24, 2017

Where do I get these ideas???

I had committed to teach a class in a few weeks........

And I didn't have a clue what our painting would be.  The Collective Art Market, here in Lloydminster, is hosting a Sip and Paint Night and asked if I would facilitate it. I said "Yes", then Dawn asked me what we would paint.  
I had the hardest time coming up with a project.  I was brainstorming with my husband the other morning, and I said I wanted it to represent springtime.  We live in Canada, on the prairies, and winter is long.  I said Tulips, and my husband suggested clocks.  Click!!!  Put them together.  Yeah. Then he went to the store and bought me two bunches of tulips.  
Thank you, Dear. 
I painted one after the other. 
Blue Springtime 
Springtime III

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pet of the week. Sunday, February 19th

Family Day. 
We are at our cabin at Murphy Lake, Saskatchewan.  
Yesterday, we walked out into the frozen lake. Our friends and my husband did a little ice fishing and I visited.  Then we had a Bon fire and roasted hot dogs for supper.  Mmm.  This morning we woke up to snow.  Now, we will have to pack up and head home because my husband,  Roy, does snow removal.  

This weeks pet is Cesar.  His puppy picture is so sweet. Unfortunately he had an autoimmune disorder, and passed away. He had a blue eye and s green eye.  Jennah, his owner told me that she read that the Native   Americans believed the different eye color in dogs meant they had "ghost eyes" that one eye could see heaven and the other Earth.  

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Pet of the Week Sunday, February 12

Taegan sent me a photo of their dog, Callie.  Her boyfriend rescued Callie from the SPCA 9 years ago.  She wanted a portrait of Callie to give her boyfriend for Valentine's Day.  

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pet of the Week February 5, 2017

After painting 30 pets in 30 days, I was reluctant to quit, so I thought I would post a Pet of the Week.  

Today's pet was submitted by Jo Ann Comeau Mitio.  She referred to this dog as B-Dog.  I'm sure she'll give me more info. 
Acrylic on canvas 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

30 paintings in 30 days Synopsis

I am thrilled that I was able to post every day, even with 8 days with 2 busy grandkids, a weekend in Edmonton, and few days at the cabin. 

I learned a few things over the last 30 days, as well. 
1. I can be much more organized and productive if I try. 
2. I need more than 5 hours of sleep. 
3. People love, love, love their dogs. 
4. After 28 dogs, I still have trouble rendering a dog's nose properly.  
5. I truly loved connecting with people, hearing so many stories of love and  rescue and how important pets are to a family.  

30 paintings 
28 dogs 
1 cat 
1 bird paintings 
2 shipped, 3 picked up for deliveries across Canada 
27 sold 
15 picked up/shipped 
3 not sold/spoken for. 
Multiple commissions (I need to count and track them) 

Thanks to all who shared their photos and stories, everyone who commented, liked, shared and followed my post each day on Instagram and Facebook. I'm looking forward to my commissions and sharing those with you.