Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I have been a terrible blogger lately but thats because so much has been going on. I have been invited to participate in Art Fits Vermont. I have been asked to paint one of the wooden puzzle pieces that will be on display and then auctioned off to benefit the Addison County Humane Society. Thank you to Jackie for inviting me to be part of this! Jackie and her husband, Craig, were the winners of the painting I worked on at the HSCC Walk for Animals in June! Craig and Jackie have a YellowDog (Jackson) of their own--cool, huh?!

I have been working on a few commissions. My latest piece was commissioned by Mike, a very nice guy who I soon discovered lives not very far from me. He gathered a bunch of photos and shared a lot of great details about his 'Crowded House' of kitties. The painting was for his wife, Mary's, birthday. How nice is that?! Now that the gift has been given I can share this photo:

Mike called to say Mary loved it so Im very happy! Happy Birthday, Mary!

Tonight Im finishing up a birthday present for a little girl with a new baby sister. I think that calls for an extra special birthday present. Photos to come soon!

I will have a tent at Woofstock on October 4th in Middlebury. My next month or so will be prepping for that with almost all new pieces as well as working on my stuff for upcoming holiday shows. Busy busy busy. Thats a good thing.

I have a couple very different pieces to show you soon. Im very excited and although Im super busy, I have to try to get some of these ideas in my head onto canvas. Check back soon to see how things turn out!

And finally, YellowDog had surgery yesterday. He had a lumpectomy and he had some teeth pulled. Poor little guy! He had a benign cyst removed from his right front leg so he now has a very large bandage that goes from shoulder to toes. He also has a small shaved and bruised spot on his left front leg where he was supposed to have a catheter but the vet told me he just wasnt having it. While he was under, they checked his teeth because they have been bothering him. He had a large molar pulled and two lower incisors. He has been amazing. He is hobbling around with his leg bandaged and sore mouth full of his same piss and vinegar (as my grandmother would say). I just need him to sleep. Because I need to sleep. Here is a pic of YellowDog post surgery. Please excuse the tufts of hair I had just removed from him and the blanket covered couch (just in case he decided to rip off his bandage). If you look close you can even see the shaved patch on his left leg and the space where his incisors were:

A little sleep and we will both be good. Im sure of it. Speaking of which, I think I need to go him him some love and get ready for an very early night.