Thursday, September 07, 2006

EDM Challenge: Something I'm Thankful For


I did this quick study of Pokey last night before I went to sleep. He was restless and didn't really feel like posing. I feel so sorry for the little guy. Now that I've started back to school he is alone at home between 10 and 11 hours a day....this is way too long. I know that he has to get bored and lonely. I wish I could get another dog to keep him company, but right now that's really not an option. I'm not sure what to do. He brings such joy to my life, I wish I could find a way to bring more to his.

7 comments:

Felicity said...

Ah, the look in his eyes is so sweet, and beautifully captured.

Karen said...

Love the expression on his face. Well done!

Jana Bouc said...

He does look a little disgruntled but it's such a wonderfully simple and expressive drawing. I would love to have a dog too, but have the same problem with not being home for long hours 3 days a week. I wish you lived nearby, I'd volunteer to visit and walk him. I need a dog buddy in my life!

suzanne said...

Thank you Felicity and Karen. Jana- I wish you lived close too! Not only could you have a dog buddy, but also an art buddy :)

heather lorin said...

It's so hard when you're working or at school all day and they're all alone. Luckily my neighbor comes by at lunch on my longest day and takes my dog for a walk with hers.

Do you have any friends with dogs that would be interested in a puppy play group? I've done that before too - my friend and I both worked so one day the dogs would stay at my house and the next they'd stay at hers. Worked out really well, except for the occasional trashed grill cover ;)

Laura said...

This is a WONDERFUL sketch, Suzanne--you've got so much of his personality and mood in it. And the composition you've chosen underscores his feeling of being hemmed in at home.

suzanne said...

Heather- Thanks for the ideas. I think you're right...I need to find a walker or a play group, something to get him out of the house and active.
Laura- Thank you so much for the comments. They mean so much to me having seen your beautiful exploration of animals.