31 Paintings in 31 Days – Day 7

Art, Pastel

This is Emo and he was traveling and a great example of today’s word, exhausted. He was on top of the couch. I wanted to nap today too, but I wanted to keep the habit of painting more than napping.

Happy Anniversary Gage and Brandi! I hope you had a great day.

Strathmore pastel paper, 400 series. I used 11 pastels. #HTP31in31

LillianBrueArt - Emo

Inktober 2018 – Day 6

Art, Illustration, Ink


I love taking pictures of animals when we visit relatives and friends. I feel they are posing and they are allowing me to get close ups of their sweet faces.

Tracy and her brother Grady belonged to my sons’ Dad. Those two golden labs would visit my house from time to time if their Dad was out of town. While the boys went about their business, I hung out with those two dogs swimming in the pool, rolling in the sand and dragging their smelly selves around the house. They were super fun and nice.

Grady was the attention hog and just begged to be touched all the time. Tracy would hang back and wish for the attention but didn’t want to interrupt Grady’s needs. She didn’t judge him for his neediness. She was patient while Grady got his. Grady wasn’t even aware of his selfishness or greed. They didn’t compete. They both got their needs met in different ways. Animals are great teachers.

Lessons learned: Don’t judge. What we think we might know about someone may not be true. Be patient. Everyone gets what ever they need in the perfect time and the perfect way.

#inktober #inktober2018 @jakeparker @inktober #drooling