8.19.2010

August 19, 2010

White Dog lay next to me and Quinn stretched out between the legs of my easel as I painted this afternoon. It was warm but the shade on the deck made our spot comfortable. A total Monet moment, with dogs around me, the dappled garden abuzz with life, color tipped paintbrush in hand. It was pure bliss on many levels: the domestic tranquility, the lazy summer rhythm, the creative connection...it felt like we were isolated in our own little haven, perfect, and serene. I worked for nearly two hours; WD and TOWD watched, gently napped, and periodically asked for scritchings. When I began to clean brushes, they both sat up, stretched, and went back to their "normal" routine...magic broken.

13 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

But the magikh was there and all of woo were part of it fur as long as was intended to last...this time!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Jacqueline said...

Sounds like a wonderful, happy afternoon, now a comforting memory of true joy, frozen in time; a blessed day, shared with love...Happy Friday sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Teddy Bear said...

I love peaceful, magical days like that. We hope to see what your Mom created.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Brian said...

I'm glad y'all enjoyed the art therapy!!!

Sam said...

Sigh, it is so hot here that when I try to paint on the porch everything becomes tacky very quickly...

One day...

Sam

Rebecca said...

Nope, magic is still there! That sounds like Daisy, waiting for me wherever I go.
I wanted to let you know both David and I will be back in NM soon - we just went on a getaway vacation. So in October we will still be going to the balloon festival and your art exhibit. :] He doesn't get deployed until May - so we still have several months of NM after we get back. No need to miss me yet. :]
Becca

TK and Squashies said...

Sounds like the perfect day! Your words are a wonderful 'painting' of the moment. Excellent prose!

We just stopped by to thank you from coming to our Gotcha party. We got to donates lots of green papers to our old shelter!

So we came to thank you, but we're staying for the content! We can't wait to read more.

Love TK

The Thundering Herd said...

Wow - that sounds like a perfect day!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That sounds like such a wonderful way to spend the day! Just nice, quiet, calm, serene - what I wouldn't give for a day like that (I tell myself that the kittens will calm down soon enough - but oh the crazy they can bring!)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a magical moment for all of you! We were able to picture it perfectly.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sagira said...

That does sound like a magical moment...glad you got to enjoy it.

Kari in WeHo said...

Art therapy is great. We always have some canvas and paints around just in case!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow, that was a glorious moment! Mom can't paint for her life, so I guess we will have to find our magic moment somewhere else..*wink* Ooh, do post your Mom's painting up when she's done! I think it'll be PAWSOME! *grins*

Scottie