Monday, September 21, 2020
Not very active again and apologise for that. I have been preoccupied with looking after my senior pooch, who would have been 19 years on September 24. However, as he progressed in age, he had loss of vision and his hearing powers. How wonderful it would be if we humans could make eye glasses and hearing aids for our pets. My baby, Zeus, used to bump his head into walls and doors and I was able to locate a company in the USA who made bumper collars for blind dogs. I got one for Zeus and it did prevent him from running into walls and doors. However, age made him a little weak though he was quite agile for his age. If he was sleeping on his side and wanted to get up, he was able to do so with a lot of effort as a result of which his head would be banging on the floor trying to stand on his four legs. That was probably the reason that his eyesight and hearing ultimately suffered further. I could not bear to see him suffer any more and had to make a decision to put him to rest. His date of passing was Monday, August 17, 2020. I miss him a lot and can see the various spots where he would be running or walking or just following me like my little bodyguard. Even with loss of sight, he could feel me and my presence and with instinct, would walk towards me wherever I was. I do not regret my decision. I do think he is at peace now and free of pain. This little saying is so apt for what I feel.
I will never let you go, you are tucked in my heart like a precious jewel.
You were and always will be MY BEST FRIEND.
Sunday, August 2, 2020
It has been a beautiful cloudy day with some rain. The atmosphere seems serene and peaceful out in the forest that we face. Sitting out on the deck and enjoying the breeze and the swaying trees. Did not feel like creating any art today. Just taking in the peace and quiet of the day. Meanwhile, my pooch is missing me and craning his neck through the spindles of the banister searching for me.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Today was a day for education. Acquiring indepth knowledge of each media platform and how to leverage for maximum benefit. Now looking forward to implementing most, if not everything at once, to ensure that visits to my website are converted to buyers.
Friday, July 24 2020
Of late, I am taken up with the art of painting on Yupo Paper with Alcohol Inks. I love the vibrant colors of the ink and the way they travel on the yupo paper. When a drop or several drops of Isopropyl (rubbing alcohol) is dropped on or around the ink, the vibrancy of the ink is diffused and forms beautiful shapes. The mastermind behind creating various patterns and shapes with the alcohol ink is air which needs to be blown on the ink when still wet with either a sipping straw, an air blower or a hair dryer, gently moving the air on and around the wet ink till you are satisfied with what you see. Then you continue adding more drops of ink as per the palette you have chosen and keep introducing Isopropyl and follow the same process of blowing air in and around the wet surface. Here is one of my first attempts at Alcohol Ink Art.