Archive for September, 2012
Tea Bag on Green, acrylic 8″ x 8″, $85.
There are some days when I have obligations that keep me from painting. And sometimes those obligations take a little longer than I originally anticipated. Yesterday was one of those days. I am wrapping up the IRS filing for 501(c)3 non-profit status for the Strasburg Dog Owners Group (SDOG). This is the group in Strasburg who asked me to speak to their organizational meeting a few months ago about what we did here to form the Warren County Dog Park Association and answer questions about raising money to build a park.
The group is very enthusiastic and are getting a great deal of support in their community so I expect they will be able to get their park up and running by next year. My contribution to them, with my consultant hat on instead of my artist beret, is to prepare and file their non-profit status paperwork. And as with any IRS forms, they are no fun to prepare. But they are done so hopefully they’ll be off in the mail by the end of the week and Strasburg DOG will be a non-profit that can accept donations to build their park. Good luck guys!!!
At last Thursday afternoons kids art class we did a collage piece using maps and stamps. They turned out great. And Mamie was there to help.
Here she is. This is Mamie Eisenhower Walker. She arrived last Monday morning. And while she has a few little habits we are working on she is doing just fine. She’s 4 years old.
Mamie has adapted to us all really well. The hardest part for me is to not call her Rosie. She looks just like Eleanor Roosevelt (Rosie), the little Cairn that we had several years ago. You can see her pics here. We will post more photos of Mamie in the next few days as she works her way into the hearts of Lincoln and Jed. 🙂
Of course, even in all the hectic craziness of the Retreat weekend and picnic, there was a dog (or three!) At the picnic at Suzanne’s Sassafras Farm the animals were there for people to pet and feed and there was CoCo overseeing her flock. She is such a great dog. Chloe and Casper were there too but moving so fast from person to person that I didn’t get a good shot of them this time.
And in one of the rare moments when Suzanne McMinn, of Chickens in the Road fame, sat down (here to listen to the storyteller on Saturday night) I caught a quick shot of her eating her dessert! That’s her on the right. Thanks Suzanne for including me in this great group of folks. I can’t wait til next year.