art imitating life, imitating my dog, making me laugh

When I first started this blog, I didn't want it be be an online journal of random thoughts and thing about life. I wanted it to be just about art and what I'm working on.....however as time goes by, my art work and life are so intermingled all the time that this has become really hard to do. So much of what I do on a daily basis involves thinking and planning, or getting randomly inspired by my myriad of ultra talented friends, or things I see. It's personal. I'm glad to share it with you.

This is Gerswhin checking out his painting. He's really not THAT interested in it. I put a cookie on top of the canvas so he would face it and I could take the picture. He had no trouble sitting in front of the canvas, but when I moved behind him to get the shot, he would look over his shoulder at me wondering what I was doing. He can be such a poser at times, and so A.D.D. at others.


ink & acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"


I initially thought the title of this painting was going to be "i get better reception this way", but then I was drying the ink on it last night with my hair dryer and with the look on his face in the photo I could hear his exasperated sigh in my head and thought it fit the painting better. Gershwin quite often has to wear his cone during the spring/fall seasonal change when he gets and loses his winter coat. He gets itchy and then gives himself hot spots. I'd rather this than get him antibiotics all the time....besides, the hot spots clear quickly if he just leaves them alone. It was easy to get his cone on his head....however, after I took the photo in the kitchen, he looked from me to his cookie jar above the kitchen sink and back to me. He had done his duty. Where the hell was his cookie?

Wonder where he got that attitude from?