Mixing it Up

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My years as a portrait and pet photographer, digital photo artist, mixed media artist, and abstract painter is influencing my drawing, and maybe this is why I draw faces and animals. Realistic views are for my camera. I like to draw exaggerated features that bring out personality.

copyright Susan Stone 2018

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I Voted

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Starting Again

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I look to the shelf at my sketchbooks of face drawings and pen and ink drawings of rescue dogs and cats. Simple, imperfect sketches that are perfect in many ways. Because in January, I started drawing, and starting is everything. If you don’t start, you don’t get better. And if you don’t start because you think you can’t draw, well, you can’t because you never started. So I am patting myself on the back for starting, and I’m patting myself on the back for continuing daily drawing for the months that I kept going. And today, I’m kicking my butt to start again because I know that my imperfect drawings will get better–one drawing at a time.

Copyright Susan Stone 2018

​Saved From Nothing To Say

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A message on my watch,
saved from nothing to say.
So we will eat eggs and toast,
and enjoy another cup of joe.
I’ll read this another day and
think why
these words when really,  I
had nothing to say.

Susan Stone copyright 2018

Prompt: cat nose

My son and I resumed our prompt project–open for interpretation.  

His prompt:  cat nose

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What a Cat Knows

A cat knows that if he alternates his stare to under the sofa— where his favorite ball of catnip rolled, and to his human’s face, his human will crawl under the sofa to retrieve the ball.

A cat knows that if he wraps his smooth, sleek body around his human’s legs and he forms a cute question mark with his tail, his human will jump through hoops for him till he figures out what he wants.

A cat knows his claws are sharper than the biggest, badass noisy dog and if he aims his weapons at the dogs’ eyes he has the upper paw.

A cat knows if he is aloof with his human, the human will love him more, just like he has observed in the human mating ritual.

A cat knows he is the alpha dog.

 

copyright Susan Stone 2018