Wednesday, November 26, 2008

a moment of silence

My Mom died nine years ago today. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her. It seems like forever. I am thankful that I had such wonderful parents; and that I have such a wonderful sister, husband, daughters, family and friends.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dog Blog

Here is a little bloggie from a sketch from the book. He is my friend Ruth's borzoi, Raleigh, who passed away a few years ago. He was really a cool dog, I always shared my Triscuits with him at lunchtime when I worked at the U.
Well, I really had high hopes to finish everything this weekend and take a nice nap, but I am happy enough that I finished a couple more sketches. Tomorrow will hopefully bring feedback on the last set of sketches I submitted. Since this is a dog blog, our own Larry boy will be going to the vet to get his teeth cleaned tomorrow, so I hope that goes well, too.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Crunch Time

I am sketching my little heart out, and will hopefully submit 5 new sketches to the publisher tomorrow. Whew! I'll try for a more interesting post next time!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Horse Is A Horse

Apologies to Mr. Ed.... and now that song's stuck in my head!
Here is one of the steeds from my seven horse sketch. Happy to report that I did a lot of drawing today, so I am feeling great, a little tired, and am ready to veg. Once again, Karen at Alma Little steered me right, and my artwork is the better for it. Hot dog!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Here is another bit from a sketch for the book. Possibly the cutest horse I have ever drawn. I finished a marathon drawing session yesterday- seven horses! I'll post a bit from that sketch next time. Oh, yes- that is Gus the cat again!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tiny Gus

Well, we survived our trip to Virginia and had a nice time at the wedding. I did not get any sketching in, but did get to read on the plane (2 magazines and a few chapters in a novel). This is our cat, Gus (who is really my sister's cat who is our roomie because her husband has allergies). Gus is going to be in the book! He really is the cutest cat with the longest whiskers I have ever seen. I was able to draw today and finished another sketch, so hope to make more progress tomorrow. I wish I could post everything! Mum's the word...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Random Thoughts

I will be "out of the office" tomorrow- off to a wedding! I am finding myself increasingly busy in November- between a trip, little projects for friends, and the book, of course! The sketches are coming along nicely, and I hope to make some more progress today between loads of laundry and packing for the trip. Sketchbook in hand, and kids in tow, we prepare for our next adventure!