Oil on canvas, 12x12
101 Dogs commission
Remember my mentioning that the lovely Lulu ate my glasses? I went to my local optician to get new ones and since my prescription was old, the woman behind the desk suggested that I have him recheck my eyes. I really didn't want to spend the money, but my eyes are my life these days, and so I did. Dr. Keyes was such a nice man! We got to talking, about his life and mine, and of course I mentioned the website. After the exam (my eyes are worse, imagine that), one of the women was measuring something on my eyes when the doctor came out with his laptop.
"Is this one available?" he asked, pointing to Smart Felix, with the glasses and tie. "I have to have him!"
So Smart Felix has a new home, and is very much loved, and the sale helped defray the cost of the eye exam, and I met a bunch of nice people who live nearby and love my paintings.
Yikes! Snow in Wachapreague!
Dog of the Day
It's Koko, Doc and Lulu - Koko has seen snow before, but this is the puppies' first adventure, and they loved it. I froze myself, chasing them around to get them in!
A Final Thought
"Simply put, making art is chancy - it doesn't mix well with predictability. Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable and all-pervasive companion to your desire to make art. And tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding."
- David Bayles and Ted Orland
"Art & Fear / Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking"
I love this story! You just never know where experiments will lead you. How wonderful to have an eye exam lead to a sale and public display!
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