Saturday, August 11, 2012

Inspiration!

Inspiration often comes unexpectedly. While reading one of our favorite blogs, Bailey Be Good this morning, mom was once again reminded of something that she has missed doing. Bailey's mom is an artist and she does beautiful portraits of the doggies that she knows. Now my mom is an artist too, and she's very fortunate to have a full time job as a technical illustrator and writer. But what she draws is just that, very technical. She's always considered herself an artist, and even majored in fine arts in college. Art jobs were scarce then and even more rare now. Mom loves being able to do what she loves, and considers herself very fortunate. All her drawings are done on the computer and she loves that part too. But every now and then she's reminded of the joy that drawing and painting by hand brings to her.
This is my portrait, in pastels by a Twitter pal, Joan Brienza Nardozzi. Joan is another great inspiration fur mom. There are so many terrific anipal artists including BZTAT , 47 from Rocco's House, and Robin (who blogs fur Chesire)! So thank you to all the artists that we've met on line and in person that have inspired mom to get off her duff and start drawing again!
Thanks to Life With Dogs, Doggies and Stuff and Two Little Cavaliers fur hosting the Saturday Blog Hop! And thank you fur stopping by!

15 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful picture of you, Joan is very talented!

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  2. Lovely portrait and what a great job you have and how lucky but we think hard work may have played a part. Have a fabulous weekend.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thank you Molly! Wishing you the best!

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  3. I'm so happy your mom is inspired to draw again - outstanding. Now when will we get to see some of her work? he he - it also takes talent to draw on the puter you know!! Sounds to me like you mom is just plain talented!

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    1. Thanks Mario! We've seen D's paintings, they're wonderful!

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  4. That is a wonderrful drawing. My MOM does stick drawings. She's pretty good too.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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    1. We'd love to soo your mom's drawings Goose! I'm sure they're Wonderful!

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  5. That picture of you is stunning!! How wonderful that your Momma is an artist too. :)

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    1. Thank you! Joan did a beautiful job!

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  6. Its awesome that you've inspired her to go back to doing something she loves! I look forward to seeing another portrait of you!

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    1. Hopefully soon! She's done a few rough sketches already, BOL!

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  7. Oh wowserz! Both our mommies do art -- how awesome!! I LOVE her doggie drawing!! So beautiful! :) :)

    I'm so glad your mommy was inspired again. Thanks so much for mentioning me and my mommy -- you're too sweet!! :)

    Woofs & huggies, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

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    1. Our pleasure Bailey! We always love to visit your blog!

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  8. What a beautiful portrait! My mom does pencil pet portraits, but had to work full time as a secretary to pay the bills. Now that she's retired, it's back to pet portraits! You do what you have to, then do what you love in your spare time, eh? Here's hoping you get back into the finer arts soon!

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