Tuesday, May 31, 2016

More sketchbook in bite sized (less than 2 minutes) chunks on youtube.

More sketchbook in bite sized (less than 2 minutes) chunks on youtube.
My little sketchbook, part II
Some black and whites, just plain old ball point pen, and abstracts in oil pastel where the colours really start to flow.
And cute pets, Sonic and Riker waiting for supper.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Notes from the Sketchbook--a little vid and a dog

Video/1 minute

Hi, I'm still here.
Still trying to juggle active young crazy little dog and art.  He really does not take up that much of my time, but is a distraction.  Sneaks into my sketchbook on a regular basis.
While going into hermit mode on account of minding my dog, I'm still making art--lots, but not finding time to share and present.
So I tried something new for my sketchbook and used a 'slideshow' tool from youtube to give you a reasonable facsimile of flipping through my sketchbook.  You will see Sonic makes several appearances within.
And on that note:
Here's my awesome dog.  There's plenty more where he came from (but none quite like him) from Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic-- they do fabulous outreach work keeping the pups well kept in their original homes, but when things fall apart, they look further afield.
And for those of you curious as to how a dog can steal away your time (and heart).
Well here you go (keep in mind, I have no fenced yard so leashed walks are necessary and often).
Loose leash walking
Short leash walking
Greeting dogs on a long line
Paying attention in the presence of dogs while on a long line
Visiting friendly dogs at the dog park
Paying attention while visiting friendly dogs at the dog park
Exercise walks on a leash
Exercise walks in the woods on a long line
Thou shalt not chase squirrels
Thou shalt not dart across the street in front of a moving car
Thou shalt not attack Canada Goose lest the Canada Goose delivers a lesson you will never forget.
Muscrats are off-limits too.
Mourning doves--ditto
Coyotes--oh gosh, please, never ever go after a coyote, you will be lunch to a coyote.
Please do chase the frisbee
Please do bite the tuggee rope
Yes, do the pogo! Again! Pogo! (he leaps straight up, all four feet in the air, at the beginning of walks. Yes, I encourage it, named it, reward it, fun!)
Walking backwards in front of me is fun too.
Hopping sideways, yep,
Spinning at the end of leash, yep, all good.

I'm also doing basic foundation training to get him ready for agility class in the fall (maybe).

Busy days.


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