My feisty Chihuahua Pablo at his photoshoot yesterday, doing one of the things he does best- posing. Always ready for his close up.Lively and lovely session in the gorgeous fall colors at the arboretum with talented, energetic, animal-lovin photographer Julie Austin Photography There will come a time when I don't have Pablo in the flesh and blood, but I will always have his spirit in my heart, and in these photos.
This is an iPad painting of Luna, my latest subject. In the words of one of the people she owns:"She is a Cherrier - A Chihuahua/Jack Russel Terrier. We found her posted on PetFinder.com and we adopted her from Homeward Pet the same day we found her. She was 9 weeks old. She has two bunny brothers, whom she loves to play with and watch over. Her favorite best day ever is chewing sticks and chasing squirrels. She promises to finish her dinner if she can have a treat first and she always keeps her promise."
Many people think that being an artist is relaxing. Maybe for some, but most of the time it's not true for me. It can be very stressful with a client waiting and a painting unresolved and not knowing where to take it next- nothing is working and I can't figure out why. There are times when the solution is to leave, put one's mind and body in a different environment, and stop thinking about the problem that needs solving. Much to be said for breaks, or as Neil Young says, "There's a lot to learn from wasting time."Since when is yoga on the beach a waste of time? Pablo seems to think it is.