Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Taking the good with the sad...


My SAMMIE
Dec.15, 2000-June 24, 2009

I finally managed today to find time to finish the egret- I kept finding things I wanted to change on him- well, actually on the background. I do still have one tiny little thing I want to fix, but I'll call him done for now. I am finally fairly satisfied. Let me know what you think.
I was out of town for nearly 2 weeks, the main theme being "reference, reference"! I took a ton of photos so I should have something to paint this winter!!!
I spent last week out in the countryside shooting photos and re-connecting with the beautiful vistas to be found in the midwest. I drove nearly 1,000 miles doing it so I saw alot of vistas! I'll give you just a peek at some of the things I saw and enjoyed. I have "plans" for alot of landscapes- hopefully this winter.






While I was away, the day after I left I lost my best buddy- my Sammie must have had a heart attack in the heat or something, altho apparently he wasn't outside all that long. So I am without my little man and am heartbroken over it. I plan to do a painting of him when I can find the time. Meanwhile, his last babies are growing up fast. One has been sold- before it was even born! So 2 remain to find homes, and I'm in no hurry.




7 comments:

Mona said...

Sorry to hear about Sammie, Carol. Are you considering keeping one of the puppies?

Carol Andre' said...

Yes, I had thought about it, and if it was a puppy I had 3 yrs. ago I would. But there is only one boy and he will be too big to breed with my littlest girl. :-(

Carol Andre' said...

Plus, we don't want any incest!!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Carol, I am so sorry to hear about Sammie. I know how important our four legged friends can be and how much they are missed. For years my Daisy came to visit me in my dreams. Not so often now, it's been over 20 years! She too helped me through some really dark times. I still think about her. So your Sammie is still be with you in other ways. Meanwhile, welcome back! And more cute puppy photos!! Thanks!

Carol Andre' said...

Thanks Barbara. Yes, I seem to have a "shadow"- I see him out of the corner of my eye (when my mind is busy and I've forgotten he's gone). When I turn, ofcourse he's not there. I sure am enjoying the puppies. I had them outside for a short romp again today. They're all tuckered out and sleeping now. :-)

Carol said...

Hi Carol, It's so hard to lose our pets... Sammie's puppies are adorable, and a piece of him lives on in them as he does in your heart. I can't wait to see your portrait of him!

Carol Andre' said...

Carol- I still have a little "ghostie" that follows me. I didn't tell the folks that bought the puppies about him- who wants to buy a puppy from a crying "mom". I knew I just could not talk about him without crying. The people that bought the little boy didn't know his name- and guess what they named his son?! Sammy! Gave me chills...