February 25th, 2014 - 02:20 PM
This blog will contain updates on current projects, help for fellow artists and a little insight into my world. As I stated on my profile, I love Nature, Art, and Music. You will see that reflected in my art.
On a sad note, a couple of weeks ago, I lost my poor sweet Black Labrador Retriever, named Thunder, of 15 yrs. It broke my heart. I was almost finished with the "Sailboat In The Ocean Breeze Painting" when he went downhill. About a week later, I forced myself to pick up that paintbrush and finish the the sailboat that completed the painting which happens to be a gift for my dear sweet Mom. Now, don't get me wrong, I love painting like you wouldn't believe, but the loss was so traumatic for me that I could hardly function.
What happened next was that my family was feeling very empty without our dog, Thunder. I was reluctant to get another because of the hurt, but I decided to adopt not one, but two dogs this week from a high kill shelter. One is a sweet 3 yr old Lab mix, and the other is a 3 month old Lab puppy mix for my children. They are healing my heart more than anything.
My plan was to paint some wildlife next, but I may take a break and paint a portrait of Thunder, the sweet Labrador Retriever I lost. I wasn't planning to paint pets, but now I just have to paint him at some point.
Also, my computer completely locked up on me, so I'm borrowing my kid's computer for now. Ugh! Hope to be back up and running soon. Taking a small break to enjoy the new puppies. See ya soon!