Like a gypsy caravan we gathered yesterday to walk in the forest! 5 dogs. 4 boys. 2 pregnant women and 2 rockin' women. And one forest path. WOW. It was a chilly, but beautiful day and it was a LONG walk with lots going on. I was so pooped when I got home - I napped hard. For 2 hours. (Unheard of for me. I have made it my policy to never nap.)
Fall has set in early. The moment is now if you want to book a photoshoot with me for fall. I will not be shooting at all in December or January - so the sooner the better. There are a few slots left and the colours are setting themselves up beautifully for a classic Canadian Fall.
I got a very cool package in the mail from Chrissy yesterday. FULL OF FABRIC! Thanks - crazy girl! Check out these dots. Sweet. Watch for them to reappear later today.
YOU ASKED ABOUT MY MESSENGER BAG. Well, my favourite bags are these and these. BUT, I am currently sporting an OLD (as in 9 years) Eddie Bauer messenger bag for no other reasons than it was ON SALE, it was BLACK, and it was SMALL enough to allow me to pass through doors without getting jammed, but just big enough to take my Macbook Pro, my Canon, my Olympus, my handcream, my lip balm, my wallet, my notebook and about 30 odd pens. That's how I roll. I'm currently in the market for a STYLISH bag. BUT. When I say stylish - I just mean black. I don't own anything in a print or a colour... that's not a joke - it's probably a deep seeded issue from my childhood. ;)
Painting progress. After our walk - I picked up Duke the superdog and after some group naps (on the couch!) and more walks and a trip to the dog park - I got a chance to work on my cow painting for a few hours. It's 30 x 40 inches. It's big. It's coming along now. Still lots to do - but, it's starting to take shape.
I WANTED TO NOTE ONE MORE THING ABOUT TOOLS. Paint. I only use Red, Yellow, Blue, Black and White. That's it. I mix all the colours under the sun - from that selection. Why? Well, I just do. It's completely possible and I like that the palette stays rounded and complete. It also saves me from spending bazillions of dollars at the art store or trying to remember if I needed Burnt Sienna or Ochre. AND, it's great practice and a quick way to get very familiar with your paint. The COW is being painted in water-based enamel from HOME DEPOT (Yes, that very stuff that you might paint your lawn chairs with - so what - it works!). I can confidently guarantee this canvas will never rust.
Today: Well. The Dog-brothers-from-different-mothers are snoozing - so I'm going to take advantage of the silence and work on LoveLife for today. I HAVE to. I have some Lucky Dog Biscuit stuff to do this morning AS WELL. I'd love to finish this painting today... I'd love to have another nap and we will most definitely be hitting the dogpark this afternoon so the dogs can get their freak on - OUTSIDE. (They're awfully cute, aren't they?)
Alright - it's the LONG WEEKEND. Happy, happy, happy day. Let's GO!