Monday, 29 September 2014

Day 30 Heaven on Earth

PEI (Prince Edward Island), is the smallest province in Canada and sparsely populated.  If you are looking for heaven on earth, this is it. They have the  the nicest people.  We would pass things for sale on the side of the road with a can to hold the money.  No need to ring the doorbell  - just put the right amount in the can - who would think of stealing?  We were there for a week for Mike Svob's workshop.  My husband would drive me to the site so he could have the car.  He was irritated by everyone waving to him as they passed us in the other direction.  Coming from the city, we are not used to that, but by the end of the week he was waving too. If they didn't wave back, he would say they must be from the mainland.

I miss the PEI Preserve Company, lobster straight from the fisherman, mussels, the Dune's gallery, one room school houses, the local beer, Anne of Green Gables, small white churches and of course Cow's Ice Cream. Every stop had a million potential paintings.  Most of all I miss the red sand. See the crowds!


PEI really is heaven on earth.  You should go.

I started this series with a painting of my old dog walking with my husband - I am going to end the 30 in 30 with a picture of Mully walking with my husband on the beach in PEI.



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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Day 29 Her name is Lola

Actually her name is Lolita - but I ask you does this look like a Lolita?

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She was a very nice dog that we met at a dog park.  I would have liked her better if her owner wasn't so busy laughing at my dog.
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Doesn't she know, he who laughs last, laughs best. The only thing is I never laughed.  Dumb dirty dog. Ok she really is smart dirty dog. Never mind. 
Mully I think you missed a spot.
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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Day 28 Hit Your Mark

Actors have to hit their marks when performing - it means walking to a specific spot .  This poor woman was leaving the dog run when I was coming in.  We pass each other quite often but this time I asked if I could take her dog's picture.  She was very agreeable but I don't think she knew how bossy I was going to be .  Move back,  stand behind  etc.  She was very sweet and obligingly moved so I could get Maya the boxer partially in the sun.  Thank you so much for your patience. Now you can go  to work.
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Friday, 26 September 2014

Day 27 A Day at the beach

Is there anything more joyous than watching your dog run up and down the beach, bouncing through the waves and chasing off seagulls.  Okay the seagulls might not appreciate the additional exercise and stress but really she doesn't even come close to the birds. Oh but I wish I could feel her joy and freedom for one moment.
Run Mully run


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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Day 26 Spread em

I was going to name this painting "A Different Point of View" or "The Backside" but all I could think of was  "Spread em".  I don't think that this is a really refined title for fine arts blog. What the hell - you got to have a sense of humour - so here is "Spread em".

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Maybe it should come with a warning for adults only.  Hmm
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Day 25 You go First

I've mentioned before my dog is a wuss. If she gets scared she runs to me and jumps on me.  Its not a bad thing except for the bruises I get. This pupp is a border collie. They're supposed to be brave and herd sheep and other things.  Not this one.  It was afraid of Mully.  You have to be a super wuss to be afraid of Mully.

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Don't worry we won't tell.

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Day 24 Bored

This is Mully - she is very good at sighing.  The reality is that most of the time our dogs are bored. They are bred to be outside all day and we expect them to be content sitting in our house all day.

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Sorry Mully.  I wonder if she knows that I spend a lot of time painting her instead of playing with her.  Please don't tell her.
I mentioned yesterday that I am waking up at 3:30, now my husband is too.  Mully, the dog thinks both of us are crazy.


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