Saturday, May 19, 2012

I left a piece of my heart in Bali... I'm going back to find it. 

It has been almost two years since I was last on the "Island of the Gods" and a few days I am on my way back for a five week visit. My bags are packed with clothes for the hot humid tropics, a few pairs of flip flops and lots sketching supplies. I am off to see old friends, visit favorite places and sketch as much as possible.

Sampai jumpa di Bali



Spring in Maine means Fiddleheads. Tightly curled ferns break through the forest floor and the tasty greens are available for a brief time. They are quite delicious and enjoying sauted or steamed fiddleheads is a rite of spring.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Portrait of a Schnoodle

Cody 6x6 oil on panel

Cody is a very cute "Schnoodle" owned by my good friend and coworker Ellen in Potomac MD. For a year I have dragged around a photo of him promisimg that I would do a portrait for her. Finally, here it is Ellen...and its in the mail to you.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Weekend in the Old Port—April 28-29

Sophie and the Pitbulls

Sophie and I live in the Old Port section of Portland Maine, a shopping/restaurant/waterfront part of town where both tourists and locals stroll, shop and enjoy good food. A lot of people have dogs. Sophie runs into the full gamut of dog breeds, many of them are Pittbulls. Some owners keep there dogs on short leashes and pull away when the little white dog comes into view, others are leashed but curious so we go wide and then there are the ones that she wants to take down. Those moments can be quite embarrassing!!!

Afternoon walk and errands. Sophie knows which shops have dog treats so she will dart in, run up to the counter and start dancing on her hind legs doing the Bichon front paw waving routine. This always scores her a treat or two and the attention of many patrons. She tends to also do this at any store with a counter and when they say they don't have treats, I have to tell them she thinks you should.

Exchange St at the heart of the Old Port is one of our routes.