Thanksgiving Day - and one of the things I am thankful for is our neighbors. Several of the families on our cul de sac include dogs. Sadly, several of us in this house are allergic to dogs. This pastel was inspired by the neighborhood dog play that happens across several of our yards, and the neighbors who are careful to keep that play and the dogs well mannered even when loose. Like most things on our sac, we get along and have a great outdoor community, for dogs, kids and adults all.
Pastel 69 - Dog Play
Dedicated to the dogs of our street, with a special call out in memory of Riley, who we lost this year long before his time. He was a big puppy every day of his life, and a daily reminder to play every moment we can. Thanks, Riley! And thanks to all you great neighbors (including the ones with cats instead of dogs!)
These guys mostly emerged naturally. The tadpole was not in the ball point ink - that came out of my head, based on the adults. I've been fascinated with frogs since I was five or six years old. I caught and released hundreds of them, as a child. We built a hole series of pools for them in a drainage ditch near the house in NY where I grew up.
Pastel, ball point and Sharpie on 18 x 24 inch kraft paper. Click image for a closer look.
I've been in Michigan 4 of the last 9 days - it puts a gap in my play/work on these...