Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gesso, The Doggie Boy

One morning, I went to the best place ever, America's Thrift Store, and found this dog.  
My friend Leah laughed at me. 
The dog called to me.  
So I bought him.

I covered him in gesso, so Leah and I named him Gesso.

Then Corinne loved him and named him Doggie Boy. She drags out the "y" in Boyyyyyyy.
She and Svea helped me paint him all sorts of colors, and then I went back with black acrylic paint and a small brush to add tattoos on the colors.

Then I added furniture pads on the bottom to soften his stance.

My neighbor Faith down the street wants to buy him.  I love him, but I can let him go.

I had no idea it was so fun to paint a dog!
So in the meantime, I have found and purchased a cat and a pig...good times, y'all, good times.


Anonymous said...

Dude, you are already teaching art! Love, love this dog. Proud of you and miss you! Denise

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! Love all the color! You are amazing---how do you do it all?!
I'll need lessons (on amazing-ness, not art!) in less than a month when I see you!!! : ) SB

Kacy said...

I love your creativity! I think it's awesome that you are sharing your gift with your girls and unleashing (no pun intended) their creativity! You rock!