Good morning dear Reader.....I am having a great time with white Charcoals and Pastels pencils over the last couple of weeks...I love the effect that they produce on black paper......The picture shown, Beautiful in Black, is one that I did yesterday.....I just love capturing the female form as it is so beautiful to draw......To be able to capture the body and muscles with just a few lines is something that I really enjoy.....
The puppies love sitting with me while I draw. My studio is downstairs and I have a huge full length window in front of my desk and large glass sliding doors beside me, so the room is flooded with light.....Ollie prefers to sit on the couch on the cushions.....Usually Charlie will join him and Harry likes to go out on the patio and just lie there and look at the view.....If I am there for hours they go to sleep, otherwise they watch my every move and follow me everywhere.......It would be awful without them there!........Cara, my visiting Granddoggie didn't bother though and stayed upstairs when I was in the studio.....She preferred to lie in Ollie's bed and sleep....
Cara has gone home now and I think that the puppies are missing her, even though she gave them a hard time...She missed my son so much, so sooked a fair bit and needed lots of cuddles and pats. Her big beautiful dark brown pools for eyes just stared up at me, making me feel sad for her........ When he arrived, she just walked straight up to the front door without so much as a thanks Grandma, backward glance or goodbye.......What a Madam! Only kidding, she is a beautiful, gentle dog but, she is huge! She doesn't know her own strength and she easily bowled over my puppies without even knowing that she had....She was hilarious not wanting to sleep in her own bed.....Poor Ollie had to sleep with us and hid in our pillows every night so that the "big dog" didn't get him....He is a sook! Bless! Meanwhile Cara was curled up like a little puppy in Ollie's bed......She is far too big for it but, she didn't care......Ollie won't sleep in it now.....I will have to wash it and get Cara's scent out of it......Aren't puppies funny? Charlie's leg is still sore, it's just a sprained muscle, and we have been pampering him with leg rubs and infra red heat massage.....He is a big sook as well......He has lapped it up and the other dogs just sit by and watch.....(Check out the picture below.....This is Charlie lying on the bed enjoying his treatment....My husband put the glasses on him as he reminds him of Mr Peabody out of Rockie and Bullwinkle.....Love it!) Harry though put his paw out and my husband gave him an infra red treatment as well....What a sook!
My son arrived home last night and came to pick up Cara and Charlie decided he would become "Charlie Manson" dog once again......Yes, you guessed it, he hurt his leg again, trying to run around like an mad dog, barking and jumping at Cara......I just picked him up, gave him a cuddle and told him that he was just plain crazy.....My husband and I just looked at each other, shaking our heads, in total disbelief at his behaviour......It actually breaks my heart to see him in pain.....It's like seeing your children in pain....You want to take it on yourself so that they no longer hurt.....I can't believe that the puppies evoke such powerful, protective feelings in me. Do other dog owners feel the same or am I just an eccentric nut job? My husband and I often look at each other wondering if we have completely lost the plot....especially when we dance with the dogs or play hide and go seek.....We love it though, so it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks.......
It is lucky that our friends know that we are mad and they have told us that they wouldn't have it any other way......We love our friends.....When we get together it's always lots and lots of laughter, good food, good wine and the time just flies.....We don't do it often enough though.....I love our get togethers and I love throwing dinner parties for them......I have said it before, I love watching people enjoy the food that I cook for them....I love sitting at the table watching and participating in the animated conversation and enjoyment of the each other's company...... Life is so precious and we should celebrate it more often, don't you think?
Hi, At 59 I am just finding my feet in the world...So exciting! I have learnt a lot over the years.....gone from being extremely hard up to living a very comfortable life and loving every single minute of it.......My boys are grown up and living good lives themselves and I am so proud of them.......I have the best husband in the world (most of the time anyway....hahaha) and I have 3 dogs who I just adore and they adore me...... I try to live by my motto ......"Be like the sun....let your warmth shine through always"