Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Almost annually I am asked to post more pictures of my famous puggy assistants, so I am yielding to these incessant requests. You can see why I would be hesitant to share photos of such harsh working conditions. Usually at some point in their shift, one or more of my studio assistants will abandon the plush comfy-ness of their pug-urpedic lounger-beds to reposition themselves strategically in front of the easel. This ensures that I must step over them to dabble some paint on the canvas. Best of all, every piece of art that leaves the studio has a secret ingredient - just a little pug hair in the paint at absolutely no extra charge.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Splash is a second painting that was selected by jurors for the Dallas Arboretum DeGolyer House Show in September. This is the first time I've ever had art accepted into a juried show. I'm so excited I think I will find a fountain somewhere today and hop in. If it's as hot as it was yesterday, I bet I can get just a whole crowd of folks to join me.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I just received some wonderful news! The Dallas Arboretum jurors have selected two of my paintings for the September Art Show at the DeGolyer House. Sanctuary and Splash were selected and will be on display during the month of September as part of the Arboretum's MayFlower Paintout Show.
A total of 35 artists submitted works they created during the MayFlower Paintout for potential selection in the show. If you had occasion to be in the gardens in May, you might have seen an artist or two set up on-site dabbling away with their paints in the sunshine. We were required to begin our paintings on the Arboretum grounds during the month of May. This was my first time to paint plein air (well, except for the day my artist friend Judy let me paint in her front yard and we fed her doggy assistant Stella popcorn and met the neighbor doggies, but that's another story...). This is also the first time I have ever had work accepted into a juried show. I hope if you're in the Dallas area in September, you'll stop by and see the show. I can hardly wait...
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Howie helps make sure portions are fair at mealtime...
Howie assists with bedmaking activities...
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
After dinner, a pug just needs to relax and unwind, says Mister Pug.
Daddy Don makes the pawfect pillow fur all that unwinding...
I give this foster puggy reunion two toes up
and circle snaps, says Oscar. Next time, if maybe they
Oscar Woofs for Treats
Mister Pug aka SmarteePants Shows Off
His Repertoire of Puggy Tricks
Monday, July 14, 2008
On Friday my artistic friend Judy Mackey and I will take our creations to the Dallas Arboretum for potential entry into their first juried show. *crossing fingers, toes, and all puggy appendages nearby* After weeks and weeks of painting landscapes, I needed to stop and produce something frivolous. I found a bouquet of PURPLE miniature roses in the grocery store. One of my fellow shoppers wondered if they had been dyed. I hope not. I think the world would be so much more interesting if you could just grow purple roses, don't you?
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
These little bacon thingies were
delishush. I ate the whole bowl.
Mommy said every professional shopper who is worth
her salt immediately digs through her treasures just
as soon as she exits the store.
This here is my favorite - feel that imitation sateen poo-
resistant fiber. Hey. I see you looking at my orange bunny.
Don't even think about it!
New toy, new bed, and a whole bowl of free sample bacon thingies.
All in all it was a successful divapug's day out.
Now if mommy could just remember where we parked!