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Two Sides & Two Dogs

I have two paintings to post today.  They represent the extremes in emotions.  Some days are just plan hard to take.  They make us feel like the Chihuahua, wondering what's going to happen next.  Oh- we can bark and nip like this breed is noted for, but the effect is the same, more of a nuisance than true power.  Then on other days we feel like the Pug, strong to the bone and ready to take on whatever the day will bring.

I have had both emotions this month.  My rather new printer was not working well and was only getting worse.  Because I did not know what was going to happen next, I felt like the Chihuahua.  The printer problem was getting to me but what got to me more, was the constant battle with my lastest larger painting of two deer in my woods.  I just could not paint what it needed to finish the painting and I was feeling the same as when I have to yawn and I can't get a good enough yawn to end the nagging desire to yawn! 

Well yesterday, I resolved the printer issue.  It took quite a bit of time, but I did it and I'm very proud of myself for resolving it without paying a penny.  And TODAY I finished my large painting.  I did a little of this and a little of that and the magic happened.  It looks great.  I can't wait to post it.  I won't be able to do that for a couple of weeks.  But today, I feel like the Pug!  I'm no longer in mambie-pambie land and I found my backbone.   I think I'll have a small glass of red wine to celebrate.   


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