My most active site is barkingdogstudio.me…please go there for updates :)
As many of my students know I stopped using sable brushes long ago. I began to question how the sable hair was acquired and never received a satisfactory answer. I became uncomfortable with the product. I found the new synthetic watercolor brushes to handle beautifully so I happily stopped purchasing any animal hair brushes of any sort.
Below is a great link about he fur trade and Kolinsky Sable brushes….why they are getting hard to find and why we should consider alternative brushes that give a wonderful effect without effecting wildlife. :O)
First wishing all my Jizo Garden friends best of the holiday season and Merry Christmas! I find that I am posting less and less on Jizo Garden and my other blog http://www.barkingdogstudio.me is becoming my main blog. I hope those of you who would like to more frequent updates from me will join Barking Dog Studio =o)
When you go to my other website you will find a funny holiday video from me and my family…you will laugh :)
Wishing all the best of the holidays and the new year to all ♡
Please wait for future notice about classes….Pound Ridge has no power and may be out for several days to come :(.
Stay safe and warm!
I’ll let you know as soon as I can about classes beginning again ……
Fun on the lawn after a trip to the groomer…woof!
I’m not a fan of summer heat but I do enjoy the days that pass slowly. I look forward to the cool air of fall. I usually spend time with my art work but this summer was devoted to the puppies. They are doing so well…looking pretty grown up at nearly 8 months old. Ben went to his first beauty shop appointment yesterday….a new experience for the both of us =) He was a star and is all clean and tidy…well as tidy as a Glen of Imaal can be ;)
Not to neglect art all together there is an upcoming show in NYC that is always example of the best of the best…http://www.asba-art.org/exhibitions/15th-annual
My classes are finished for the summer…. I’ve been spending the last week or so trying to get the garden together. Ben and Devon add a whole new twist to gardening. I have had to let go of some of the aesthetics and just try to protect many of the plants from bounding puppy games /’ . ‘\ I’m trying a small water garden…found a lovely glazed pot and filled it today with a waterlily plant and some water hyacinth. You haven’t seen Ben and Devy lately they are both six months old now, best friends, crazy, funny and sweet. Here are a few photos of summer so far…
Hoping my next post will be some new drawings =)
Been working very hard to prepare for my class on Lichen and Mosses in Graphite and Watercolor this coming Friday =) I have put together a Keynote presentation and collected many mosses and lichens for students to use as subject matter. Hope everyone enjoys their class…. More work to do today….. Cross fingers =)