Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Gone To The Dogs

It seems I have disappeared from the blogosphere lately. There are many reasons for this - mostly so that I don't bore myself and others silly. Yes, I've been a little blue too. No special reason - maybe it's winter, maybe it's just ........just .........

Anyway, here's some fun I've been having. I'm taking a charcoal drawing class once a week from local artist Marvin Plummer. I've been a long-time admirer of his beautiful work. He mostly does huge drawings of dogs - we're talking 6' or 8' tall here. He also makes exciting huge drawings from old vintage photographs. Anyway, he's teaching us a lot about using charcoal to draw. Here are some of my early results. Many of you might recognize the last two as our dear departed Lola, and our little princess Zuma.


Beth said...

Hi Kim,
You are terrific at charcoal..The dogs look so real!!! By the way, I have been following you blog for many moons now and I'm totally impressed by all of your work and writings....Keep up with the fantastic information and art work....Love, cousin Beth

Mary ND said...

So happy to see you back, dear friend! I have been missing your blogs so much that I have had to consider whether I'm slightly addicted. Your dog drawings are wonderful!

I'm sorry you've been depressed. I thought you were celebrating the national election results and just needed some time to play. Know you can always call: I'll either cheer you up, or we can be depressed together. I'm in a happy space right now, still celebrating the elections.

robin andrea said...

I love your charcoal drawings, Kim. They're spectacular.

I have been missing you too. I expected to see an ass-kicking post after the elections celebrating the great wins. I thought California congressman Pombo's loss was one of the absolute best highlights of 2006.

We've been having rain rain wind and rain. Today, though, it is sunny and gorgeous. I hope the news of the beautiful northwest lifts your spirits.

Endment said...

No wonder you haven't been posting!
What a delightful experience to take such a class!

Glad you took time to share with us.:)

Lulu Maude said...

These are great! I like to draw, too, and I draw my critters. Alas, I can only draw them asleep, so far. They otherwise wiggle too much.