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Best Friend

“The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.”
Proverbs 12:10 (NIV)

Someone glued angel wings onto the back of this dog figurine before placing it at the grave of their loved one. I liked the way this particular token of remembrance provides a glimpse of the character of the person at rest here. I couldn’t help but find significance in the dog’s upward gaze toward the heavens. I look that direction a lot, too.

"Best Friend"

“Best Friend”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.8 at 1/4000 sec., 28mm
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Hairy Putter

Those of you who have followed this blog for a while know that I decided to try something that would really (and I mean really) challenge me: a drawing class. To summarize some important background information, I’ve never drawn before. I never really tried, since I found my few efforts so disappointing and frustrating. By the end of the class – and several months of agony, I had two drawings I wasn’t completely embarrassed of.  This is one of them.

Here is my drawing of Hairy Putter, done from a photo I took of him about a year-and-a-half ago. If you aren’t familiar with Hairy’s blog, you should definitely stop by. Hairy is well-known for his restaurant reviews, pet-friendly travel advice and for his work as the Director of Barketing for Northern California’s Mendocino County. Hairy is in town this week attending the BlogPaws Pet Blogging and Social Media Conference with his two upright companions.

If you’re attending BlogPaws – or just in the area, keep an eye out for Hairy.

I mentioned that there were two drawings I actually came away from class pretty happy with. Here’s a teaser and a warning: if you’re following this blog, you’ll be getting sick of the second one soon enough.

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Man’s Best Friend

“I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better.”
— George Bird Evans

Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/5.3 at 1/160 sec, 112 mm

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