Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Moment In Time

This is a charcoal sketch I made of my Grand Daughter
I have to get out the brushes and try to put her in oils.
This little girl has such interesting expressions,
 I just feel like trying to paint her over and over
Of course I will never do her justice.
 Noses sometimes can be tricky to do
 but even so
if the rest of the picture turns out,
 I will know who she is lol
Right now I am happy looking at the sketch .
If I learn how to do her well,I can put her into my bigger pieces.
Life is interesting and if it isn't,
you can always make it interesting. :)
My hubby took the dog out and another woman was walking hers and let it pee on our property.
Beau jerked my husband and dragged him down our inclined driveway to get to the other dog.
Beau was attacked by other peoples' unleashed dogs when he was a pup on a leash
so now that he's grown, he is very picky with who he chooses to make friends with.
Some dogs will be fine while others he won't like for no reason.
The woman kept walking away and I looked out my window and saw my pitiful husband, covered in blood and the neighbor running across the street to help him.
This was last week.
The scabs fell off his  face now but the bruises he got all over his body and head still hurt.
He still has a huge lump on his chin which we hope will go away.

This is why I don't take Beau out . He isn't my dog because my dog is one I can carry in a purse lol
but the kids wanted a DOG not a toy and now no one does anything with him.
One is in Australia and  the other at soccer or school and never home.

Beau is a lovely dog, very affectionate and a good guard but too strong for my husband and I,
on hill property such as ours, if he ever decides to bolt.
So many people, walking dogs by the house, always stop to have their dog bark, to excite ours. It's like dogs know they can tease a dog inside the house.
Since we moved here, my husband fell on his face three times on that driveway .
 Twice from black ice.
While I am gaining weight, he reminds me of a ballerina with his long
thin arms and legs. We always joke about it.
He broke his expensive glasses three times and I fell and broke my wrist in the back yard.

Time flies and we never think that one day we will be too old
to do some things like keep our balance, on a
When these days come, they happen over night.

On a lighter side, Beau keeps strangers away from the house with his deep bark.
It helps a lot where solicitors are concerned.
The police also told us to make sure we keep locked doors cause thieves are not very nice people.
A barking dog usually discourages, on the spur of the moment decisions,
to play games.
 Hope every one has a pleasant day.


Olga said...

I really liked your sketch. It conveys movement and the personality of the girl.

A Lady's Life said...

thanks olga

SandyCarlson said...

I really admire your talent and am looking forward to seeing this sketch as a painting! The child is blessed with a wonderful Gram!

A Lady's Life said...

lol Thanks Sandy

....Petty Witter said...

What a lovely post, I so like your drawing of your granddaughter - much better as it is in charcoal than it would be in oils in my opinion. I think oils would be too heavy whereas this to me says innocent mischief.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Petty.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A Lady's Life - congratulations on the drawing .. good for you. I'd love to be able to draw .. not something I find easy at all ..

Cheers and enjoy some more drawing this weekend - Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

Hilary - art is for every one so if you are inclined to do so give it a go.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

She is adorable! Happy creating! :)

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Lisa