Monday, January 30, 2017


Here's my beloved Buca:

Miss her so much.  She was really much more attractive than this picture, but I did it from memory... normally I sketch from a picture but I didn't have any head-on pictures of her accessible that looked how I was picturing her... dogs and their personalities...

Supplies and notes:

  • I used the art journal I made from a Childcraft book in December.  Pages were coated roughly with white Liquitex gesso.
  • Dylusions sprays were applied through home-made stencils.  Some parts were dabbed with a baby wipe where the Dylusions mud was being made.
  • I sketched Bucephala (I called her Buca, pronounced "boosa"), with a Sharpie and accented with plain white chalk.  I have to note that earlier I started a project in a new small Dylusions journal, but it was a sad piece, so small... Buca was so big, so without even thinking about it, I oriented the Childcraft sideways to accommodate my lovely animal.
  • "Bucephala" was written with the Sharpie originally, but I went over it with black Liquitex gesso to make it a little more bold.  I thought about adding her birth and death dates (spanning 10 and a half years... a good long life for a mastiff), but I don't want to face that reality every time I see this... it's been nine months and I'm still grieving.
I was glad to make this-- good therapy-- for the current Simon Says Stamp On Monday challenge, "Pets corner."

Okay... here is the sad drawing I referred to earlier, but she's to cute not to share:


  1. Oh, I do sympathise. It leaves such a huge hole in our lives, to lose a dog. But what a wonderful way to grieve and what talent! Thank you. Take care, Jan

  2. I knew your talent of writing prettily but had no idea you can draw as well! You don't really need stamps, do you... lovely drawings of your beloved dog and nice artistic coloring touches too. Impressed!

  3. I love your sketch! What a fabulous way to keep these memories alive, a wonderful creation. I'm sorry for your loss, he truly appears to be a great friend. <3 What an amazing entry for the Pet's Corner challenge. Best of luck! Hugs, Autumn

  4. oh so sweet that face of the dog
    love the coloring Sweety
    great art journal
    I am commenting from the office I knew it is a risk but I WANT to tell you I miss your blog and hope you are well sweet friend

  5. Gorgeous drawings, really amazing. So sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra