Thursday

DOGS




Sketches and watercolor washes...
trying to put ideas down quickly ...
not worrying about perfection...
just in having a good time, just like dogs. 




A protector...




an entertainer and companion...




... loyal...




... interested in every-little-single-thing-that-you-say and do




 ... never argues or complains...



...best friend...




"A Dog has the Soul of a Philosopher"........ Plato


...crazy to see you again
even if it was only 5 minutes ago that you left the room...

....and always ready to go
before you even know you are.

Our New Copper and Sterling Silver Dog earrings inspired by our gang
...simple little design of dogs with curly tails

Tabitha    
... alias the Queen... Miss Energy... see how high I can jump...
what's you wanna do now Butch, huh, huh?? come on, lets go, come on, come on!

Gabi  
... alias Shy-girl, Sweetheart, sleepy-head, lover not a fighter..
her motto to a thief: here's where the good stuff is, I gotta go back to bed.

Pirate  
... alias Stinky, need I say more..  super-sensitive, super-smart, likes to steal...  
oh and his feelings get hurt very easily..




Tobi  
...alias Bouncer,  Mr. Runaway Hobo, happy go lucky.. 
...come whenever I feel like it, but that's OK isn't it?




and if you like a few laughs.. check out Andy Rooney ... 
He prefers dogs to people.... and  he is funny.


... Dog Portrait Photos by my son, Max Ackerson...  September 2011


*in memory ... about a week after this post,  Andy Rooney passed away.. 
 I was very sad to hear this.. I always enjoyed his "Rants".  He will be missed by many.


Monday

TYBURN




Not long ago I received a request....
to use one of my watercolors sketches - the Human Skull -
as the cover for a new book...
in paper and ebook form (available on Nook and Kindle)
 It was totally unexpected and I was...  and still am,  thrilled ... 


  The author is  Kevin John Grote


 The Book is   TYBURN 


It belongs to his series "Letters of Fire and Sword" 
...an ambitious undertaking of 16 books
which he has been working and doing research on for years...
 His historical novels take place in the 1740's and 50's
in the UK (Scotland and London) and in North America.


If you go to the TYBURN link above you can read some of his book on Amazon...
Hope you enjoy... I did!


Kevin previously released "Skye" and is presently working on "TALLY-HO!
...this is a link to his twitter


I love Books... and historical novels are some of my favourites.......
I wish him the very best .