Monday, February 14, 2011


Oil on canvas, 12x12
For the Art for Shelter Animals Project

Some ups, some downs these recent days.

Clearly, one of the ups is that I've had some time to paint!  And really, never has painting felt so delicious, so luscious, so rich. How incredibly lucky I was to have had that year and a half just painting. I long for the day when that is my life again.
One of the downs is that this lovely dog, Lulu, has just had her ninth or 10th litter. This one was 10 pups; one was stillborn. The others are happy and lively and living in the Montville shelter. To see a video of the puppies, click here.

Lulu needs a home; right now, one of her mammary glands has become infected, and she has had a mastectomy. She is going to be OK, but this will make it even harder for her to be adopted. So that's a down. The other is that a neighboring paper got the story before I did!

Oh, well.

Another of the ups? The 100th follower has joined The Accidental Artist. Yay!

Thank you, all of you, for reading my blog. I appreciate each and every one of you. Your support and enthusiasm has carried me many days, and your kind words have enriched my life.


One Woman's Thoughts said...

You captured LuLu's sweetness. Hope she finds a loving home.

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks, One Woman. She really is a sweetie, and I hope she gets a home where she is simply adored, and spoiled rotten. She deserves it.