Friday, August 7, 2015

friday already

This week is flying by in a whirl of all sorts of tasks and chores and (another) migraine and (finally!) walks by the pond with Ms. Piper and the daily sketch that I'm finding both a challenge and enjoyable.

Here's one:

 Oddly, with all this #DrawingAugust activity,
I seem to have forgotten how to take a decent photograph.
The ones I'm posting on twitter (like this one) are atrocious!
In fact, I may replace this snap with a good one later,
but now it's after 6:30AM and time for chores.

We've been having extreme weather, with the ongoing humidity and heat interspersed with massive rainstorms and - sometimes, miraculously - fresh cool air!

Piper enjoys our little sketching parties, as she can literally run circles around me in the woods while I stay in one spot for a half-hour or so. I think she is under the impression that she is training me in Basic Obedience commands. Here she is coming back to make sure I am right where she told me to "stay!"

And here she is celebrating her achievements as a Human Trainer:

She does make me laugh!

And about five minutes after these pictures were taken, the sky grew dark and thunder started rolling right toward us. We did not make it out of the woods dry that day!

Just a quick heads-up:
it's been a while since I've done a giveaway,
and I have an idea.



  1. I love your pictures!
    And your're an artist! I wish I could draw like that...

  2. I love your drawings. Something I haven't attempted in years. And you paint quite a picture with your words about the dog training you!

    1. 99.9 of my drawing efforts are strictly functional. Using the backs of envelopes for ideas on how to divide the barn into stalls so that Peace Shall Reign in the goat herd...things like that ;)

  3. Waiting to see Piper in your drawings. Fabulous subject for gesture drawing..

    1. Bring a sandwich - you will have a loooong wait! Piper is way beyond my "skill" level. I do try (and try) to draw the goats, because I want very much to do lino prints with goat themes, but so far it has been a complete and total wash. I'll keep trying, though!

  4. I'm chuckling about Piper training you...good to know you're biddable, Quinn. You've made me think about doing something every day that's "for me". Most days I don't even eat properly nor well much less do something "for me". My days are always about the animals and with trying to sell the farm, packing boxes, etc. I need to sit down and *think* about doing something "for me" daily and then commit to doing "it". Hmmmmm, thank you...I think. LOL

    1. I know just what you mean! It's why doing this via the twitter thing is helping me so much. I really am enjoying scrolling through everyone else's snaps, and it's much more fun if I can also add my own. So, there's incentive but no pressure. And each day I really do have to DECIDE to do it, and I really do set a timer to help me stop thinking about anything else for that little precious set-aside time. Let me know what you decide to do, Sandra! :)

  5. How lovely too see Miss Piper. I have been "off duty" after major surgery, so no dog walking for me, but I look forward to returning to the woods as soon as I can. Miss Roobarb is a good "sick room" companion and doesn't move far from my side.

    1. I hope your recovery goes smoothly, Kath! And I'm glad Roobarb is such a faithful companion :)


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