Friday, July 21, 2006

...How about "Art Studio Sidekicks?" Originally I had "four-legged" in the title. However, I know there are not only 3-legged-once-4-legged sidekicks out there, but also all sorts of companions. I'm certain that there are artists with birds as their companions and I certainly want to see and "hear" all about them!"-Debbie
I absolutely LOVE this Studio Friday topic, and not just because Debbie is one of my best friends, but because my sidekick is another of my best friends - my dog, Max. He's a two-year old mutant 'mini' schnauzer -- mutant because he should weigh 12-15 pounds, and he weighs 26!! As a puppy, I was not at all hopeful that he'd ever be a good studio sidekick, as he never sat still, and his favorite pastime was chewing anything within reach of his puppy mouth - which was a good portion of the items in my studio. So my studio had a baby gate at the door, and I took to making a lot of art on the kitchen counters, well out of his reach.

But he's now a wonderful grown up dog, and when I am at home, he is almost never more than a few feet away, whether I'm in my studio, or anywhere else in the house. I will confess that he prefers sitting in the hallway outside my studio, or nearer the door, as I am known to drop lots of things when I'm in an artistic frenzy and he has a very good instinct for self-preservation. Here he is... sitting in my studio, near the door, and in the yard, where he would prefer I move my studio.

...and now my sidekick will be riding shotgun as we head out to Boston for our annual female bonding weekend!! No blogging again until Monday, unless I get obsessed and log on at my sister's!!

12 comments:

DEW said...

You gotta love Mad Max! I envision him "riding shotgun" on the seat of a stage coach, wearing a cowboy hat, with a shotgun across his chest, hollering "YEE-HAAA!!" to the team! Well, hanging out in the front seat of your jeep works as well. Let me know if he hollers "YEE-HAAA!" when you fly down the Mass Pike!! XOXO

naomi said...

He's gorgeous!

Carrie said...

Aw Max! Like the kibble, do ya? I laughed so hard at 'mutant'!

Ouissi Gresty said...

I love it when dogs stick their heads into the wind whilst driving at speed..gives them such a surprised look!! He is lovely

Ouissi x

Going For Greatness said...

Max is super-cute! We had a schnauzer when I was a kid and he was a mutant but in the other direction, he was a total RUNT! He weighed about 8 pounds! What a sweet face though! Schnauzers are known for their loviness and I miss "GUS" tons!
Gabi

LB said...

What a beautiful mutant! :-)

Lisa Marie said...

Oh, I love miniature schnauzers! My grandmother had one when I was little and I loved to play with her...she was so patient with me. LOL Yours is a cutie!

Anke said...

I love dogs, but I don't think we get one of our own, my parents live above us and they have a labrador, he is a full family member and just loves being with everybody in the house!

Ellen said...

Max is wonderful, and you can't help but love those schnauzer faces!

Hope you're having a great bonding weekend and come home tired but re-energized and rejuvenated!

Stacia said...

Great pictures! He looks so relaxed! Cheers.

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