On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lots of dog noses here. I have so much trouble drawing canine faces that I thought I'd dedicate a page to just the features in hopes of improving. I'm not sure that I attained my goal but I sort of like the hodge-podge as it is.

I'm still all stoked up about getting a real veggie garden started. In addition to the Square Foot Garden method I wrote about yesterday, I also want to try those new-fangled Topsy-Turvy tomato "cages." 

I bought two just to be fair. I mean, if I tried one and it didn't work, I'd figure the method didn't work and it could be my mistake or an unwilling plant or a fluke of some sort. But if I plant two and they both fail, well, then I won't be recommending you try it for yourselves!


  1. Great sketches! I have trouble sketching the dogs too.

  2. Anonymous11:11 AM

    Such nice dog sketches!

  3. Yes, the hodge-podgeiness of this page is lovely...

  4. Aww, don't be so hard on yourself. I am one of your followers. I like your drawings and my daughter and I really enjoyed your pear painting. My daughter was inspired to do one like it of an apple. I'm horrible at cats and have two cats I have been trying to draw for two years. I found an old copy of a How to draw book on cats (I mean old, from the 40's) it helped a lot and then I took pictures of them. Some I even traced to get that feel for the form and proportions. I guess we are all our own worst critics. I enjoyed your dog drawings. Have a great day.

  5. Lovely doggie noses and eyes - such great character here. I really like this page


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