Sunday, May 17, 2009

Just a quick update...

I had planned to update my blog for the last 3 days now, and something has always come up. It's been a wonderful 3 day weekend for us in Canada. I had high hopes of getting lots of art done, but unfortunately was not able to. Am I the only one who feels time slipping away??

I did manage to change the look of my blog though, the checkered pattern on the side seems to suit me better than my last background, and I updated my music player. So if you scroll down a bit and look on the right hand side, you will see my new oldies playlist (I just realized how silly new oldies sounds, haha!). I can't help it, I love older music! If you do too, click the play button, sit back and enjoy :-D

Lately I have been working more on my ACEOs - for those who don't know what they are, they are little artworks on paper no bigger than a playing card. The above painting of a momma cat and her kittens is an ACEO. I finished it yesterday. Also when looking through my Photobucket album, I found this mermaid ACEO I sold a long time ago. I thought it would be fun to show it.

As I sat down earlier to finally update my blog, I had a call from a friend who lost her sister's dog. She had just left my house with him, when a large dog, not on a leash, scared him. He bolted free of his collar and leash, and she was frantically trying to chase him. She called us, and we drove around for hours trying to locate him. He is a sweet little dog, part jack russel terrier, and is not from the city. I was praying we would find him before dark, but no luck. What a sad way to end the evening, all I can think of is this poor little dog all alone in an unfamiliar area. I am hoping for some good news tomorrow. People are basically kind , so hopefully someone will see him and call the humane society.

I guess that's it for now, the other things I wanted to blog about will have to wait. The stress of worrying about a lost pet left me too exhausted, I know you animal lovers will understand.

*****Update: I am happy to say that my friend's lost dog was found sleeping in someone's back yard, completely exhausted, but safe :-)


Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

What a darling mermaid! I wondered why you hadn't worked on aceos in a while. Those are what first brought me to your blog.

Oh dear, I hope you find the little doggy. He must be so scared out there by himself.

Marlene said...

Betty, so sorry to hear about the little dog, I do understand as I am a dog person. Hope he gets found.

readingsully2 said...

Betty, your work always makes me smile. Honestly, it is hard to find someone who does lovelier ladies than you. :)

readingsully2 said...

I am sorry about your dog. Hope you find him soon.

Pam said...

Betty - I love your kitties! And oh my that mermaid is gorgeous!

I really hope that they find the dog soon, that is my biggest fear of loosing my per. Not knowing what has happened is the worst.


Pam said...


I forgot to say, your blog looks great! Some day I will listen to your oldies!

Anonymous said...

Your new look is awesome. Really suits your petite girls!

Renee said...

Hello darling, well thank God the dog was found because even I was worrying about him.

By the way, the ACEO of the mermaid. Holy crap that is gorgeous and you were able to paint it that small. That is amazing. Beautiful.

I like the look of the new blog.

How is the exercise going are you still doing it every day.

Love to you. xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Oh what great news the little doggie found. I am so pleased! The mermaid aceo is awesome, what skills you have in this small art! Beautiful!
He, he, he, maybe blueberry muffins are a little healthy?
Who am I trying the kid,lol! They make you happy also and this as got to be some good.
Here's to berries of all kinds accept felt ones!

Have a great weekend!

Renee said...

God that mermaid is beautiful you should totally make a bigger painting of her.

I know you will be back to hardcore exercise in no time. I am totally into hardcore sitting on my ass. I need to change it.


Lucy said...

phew--so glad to hear your friends doggy was found! I completely understand how scary that must have been!

Your lil mermaid girls are the cutest and sexiest lil ladies around :) They always make me smile!

Linda said...

Your mermaid card is gorgeous!!

I'm so happy that the poor little dog was found safe and sound. Poor baby was probably scared out of his mind.

ButterCup said...

I love the kitty painting :)
Nice blog.

Amy Perrotti said...

She is a very lovely mermaid!!
Amy :)