The Grand Finale – Dog -A-Day 28
“Sunny” – the Sheltie. Appropriately named – given her sweet “sunny” disposition. And one of the hardest ones for me to paint. Not because she was the last and I was exhausted- in fact – I feel like I only got better as I went – but Soft brown faces are tricky for me . Probably points somehow to my lack of training – BUT I just keep playing until I get it right ! She took a few canvases – my husband said he has gotten used to opening the trash only to see discarded partiality finished dog faces looking up at him — but it was all so worth it . I really really should write down the steps I take when I am struggling with a color – because trust me – I will struggle again! Perhaps, one might say – “maybe you like the struggle “ ? Perhaps you are right. It gets me fired up and the challenge alone – like the last mile on a marathon – fills me with energy !
So what will I do now that the Dog-A-Day project is finished ? Well – first I am heading to LA (if I get out – we were cancelled yesterday) for the @designbloggersconference . Why you ask – you barely blog anymore and your house is on and off for sale ? And I would say – “Exactly!” The group of bloggers , designers and talented creatives that attend this conference are some of the MOST talented creative kind and inspiring people I have ever met . I always come back so excited to get back in there ! They are just the little jolt I need to reorient and awake my blog in a new way.
I plan to post updates – snippets of each days presentations- the line up of speakers is exciting – the event takes place at The Beverly Hilton so I think it will be wonderful – but seriously – even if A Hilton desk clerk got on stage and explained taking Hotel Reservations to us – right now – I am truly excited to sit and listen and listen and sit!
So without further ado – here are the
DOG-A- DAY 2018 dogs !
and again 28.Sunny
Each dog had an accompanying little “bio” which helped to tell their story – all are featured on my @leslidevitopaintings. Instagram page .
I am now off to the airport!
Do you watch the Oscars ? I have seen every single Beat Picture nominee for The first time in a long time this year!!! My husband and I got a pass at regal Cinema which enabled us to see every one of best picture nominees. Last Saturday, I took a break from painting and we saw three movies! I was in heaven! It is cool to think I will be right down the street from the Oscars this year! Maybe I will see someone famous!
Thank you Thank you Thank you for Your patience and letting me take the month to paint a dog a day I will be back to blogging this week and we can take it from there!
3 thoughts on “HELLO – I MUST BE GOING – Dog-A-Day and more …”
Just amazing .
I wish I had a dog so you could paint her.
Have a blast in L.A.~
You are the sweetest friend – I still need to paint Buddy!
Lesli – you amaze me – each of these dogs have such personality and you have outdone yourself once again! Enjoy your time away – Kathy
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