Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday Musings



This morning, I woke up to a puddle of pee so big I thought a horse had an accident in my living room. Inspired by Martha's and Jane's posts on teaching our furry kids a lesson, I followed suit. Sparky aka Shushu is a very sensitive pooch with a heart condition. So when I yelled "bad boy," as I cleaned the mess for 25 minutes!!!! :-0, he started shaking all over.

Yes, it always works... I feel like crap and hug him saying "no, good boy, good boy, mom loves you..." *sigh* I am such a sucker.


Our solution is what my husband and I call the "man belt." You know, we call it the "man belt" in order to make the whole diaper thing less humiliating.

But this is what Shushu has to say about the above: "They call it the "man belt." I call it a f*cking twisted way to punish me for pissing in the living room."



I continue to have fun with Marie's watercolors. I absolutely love the pigmentation on them. Not shabby for such inexpensive watercolors.


They flow easily on both hot and cold press watercolor paper.


And FW ink adds sweet details.

9 x 12 Fabriano extra white hot press watercolor paper

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

38 comments:

turquoisemoon said...

Ooh my...very nice!!!

Annette said...

How funny Sparky and his man belt, never heard of such a thing. I loved the sign he was sporting. LOL

The watercolor is becoming fantastic, hope you get to finish it befreo you go on vacation, looking great. xo

Jenny said...

Oh Sparky... love the pic with the sign under his chin... that beautiful face... and love your watercolor Ana... gorgeous and vibrant...

Jenny ♥

AntiquityTravelers said...

We have been laughing about "dogshaming.com" all day! I almost peed myself seeing the 'man belt' !!!! boy little guy .... but OMG that made me laugh!

AntiquityTravelers said...

ok that would be poor little guy, but I was laughing too hard

Sulky Kitten said...

Oh God, Ana! Look at his little face! This is hilarious...I too have a little pup who has "accidents". He also goes into full Laurence Olivier mode if I remonstrate with him. I am putty in his paws, and he knows it. This artwork is just beautiful, are you still selling your work?

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful art creations ~ dynamic and colorful ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

ps. be gentle ~ I know it is hard ~ lots of healing hugs ~


Jacquelineand.... said...

Or should it be the 'Awww Maaaaan I'm in Trouble Again' belt?

Beautiful painting, and as another reader asked, are you still selling your work?

Carmela said...

Awww Sparky is too cute...and I love the painting. Very cute post!

Gloria said...

Oh poor baby. Don't have a heart attack little baby. What a darling.Accidents do happen and I'm sure he felt bad. My family pet member (fpm) did that one day because she couldn't hold it any longer. She tried yanking on me to let me know, and I was painting so she took off running and I thought she was going to get her baby to play with. After a few minutes when she didn't come back, I grew curious and went in bedroom 1 to see if she was there and wasn't. I checked the computer bedroom and there she was in the day bed looking guilty, tee hee. I said,what did you do? She put her head down and looked at the floor and I looked over there and saw the puddle. Did you do that, I said? did you? huh, did you? No, no, don't pee in house, for shame, for shame. lol. By that time she was all curled in a ball. I went to her and hugged and kissed her and said it was okay, my fault, but don't do no more like that. :))Aren't our fpm just awesome? :) I love my dogs and they love me. Poor babys, we are all they have. Take care. This was a fun post.

Lois said...

Poor puppy. I know. I do it with my girls, too. They are cats and only pee on the floor if the litter box is terrible, and that is my fault, but 25 min cleaning up pee sucks.

I love that painting, and the colours made me gasp.

Victoria said...

Wow..gorgeous art..such vibrancy..pure poetry!! And aww..sweet puppy..too cute for words!
Wishing you a fabulous week ahead!
Victoria

Loulou said...

Oh my, the way you wrote this post had me laughing out loud! Poor Sparky and his man belt. You do some lovely painting.

(ps - You were wondering if Saul the dog, who I showed on my blog today, was homeless. He's not .. He is always being walked by an elderly man who clearly loves him a lot.)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Hahaha...the man belt is hilarious! I've never heard of it before. Poor little pup...I bet he felt real bad about it all.

Love your art work, Ana! The colours are vibrant and beautiful; exactly what appeals to me! And exactly what I'd love hanging on my walls to really bring the rooms to life.

Kyra said...

I've added the watercolors to my next order... so once I put it through! Yay! :) They look fabulous, and that has to be my favorite painting I've seen yet!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

'Man belt'? its still humiliating... poor guy!. He knows what he did ... your butterflies are gorgeous..

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Poor Sparky! Is he very old?

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Poor pooch! Ana, I really love your plants with this gorgeous butterfly. I want to take a year off from work to paint and sketch away...

Riot Kitty said...

The man belt! Love it.

Duni said...

Hi Ana,

a "man belt" - oh my. Hope it helps! Sparky has such an adorable face :)
The watercolours are stunning. I love the vibrant colours! Makes me want to start paining again :)
Have a lovely Sunday, best wishes to you and *cuddles* to Sparky!
Duni

foxysue said...

Oh we are all crying over your pooch! Hearts in-tune with furry-friends,and your beautiful images - wow!

BTW Will look into the probs posting on my blog. x

Cristiane Marino said...

Hello,

Thank you for the visit and the comment.
I like very much your blog and your paintings. Not to mention your dog Sparky that is so cute...
The name you chose "Introverted art" is very intelligent and creative.
I am already following you.
Where are you from?
Have anice weekend

Line Katrin said...

Thank you so much for you nice comment on my blog. My heart made happy jumps cause I seldom meet people that understand my need for living simple. Big smile to you and thanks for sharing this picture you have painted. It is really beautiful.

Els said...

Mmmmmm like your butterfly watercolours very much !

(don't like the sign on your dog though .... better make another pic with a sign saying: "I'm dearly loved" ..... ;-) !)

Arkansas Patti said...

Funny sign and interesting about the "man belt." Mighty has me so trained that when he makes a rare mistake, I apologize over and over to him for not taking better care of his bladder needs. I think that makes me "whipped."

Jane of The Jewels said...

Lol, poor sweetie :) Occasionally our Emma has an 'accident' and I always feel guilty getting after her as well. Glad to see you're at least getting (& sharing) a laugh out of the incident!

Love your watercolour. It's striking - just gorgeous :D

Robin Larkspur said...

Poor Sparky and poor you! I feel your pain!
Glorious colors, butterfly and flowers, gorgeous!

Nadia said...

Gorgeous watercolour!!! Totally love it Ana!! Maybe Sparky feel's the upcoming holiday and he's a bit nervous. Dog's pick up moods so fast.

La Dolce Vita said...

I am really loving your new watercolors ! The painting is so beautiful. I loved the color combination that you used in the butterfly and also the plants-they have come alive with colors !

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely piece~
thanks for sharing about the paints, i always love hearing about new supplies

hope your puppy learns how to pee in the right places...

alteredstatesstudio said...

poor shushu...the pic with his sign is too darn funny!! i giggled out loud!

and your butterfly....OMG! the colors are so amazing!!

CraveCute said...

Nothing more pathetic than doggie shame! I absolutely love, love the butterfly and flowers painting today! The colors are stunning!

Sherri B. said...

Your painting is so beautiful! And aww, Sparky is the sweetest thing ever...look at that face! He looks very dapper in his man belt. :)

beth said...

the whole pee and pooch thing made me laugh and smile and miss our furry baby so much....even the messes on the carpets.....

and your painting is beautiful !!!

karen said...

Your pup is too adorable to be angry with for a long time. Glad you solved his problem !!

iHanna said...

Your watercolour painting is oh so beautiful, what are those colours? Not that I could draw like you do anyway, but the colours I could use! :-)

Almost Precious said...

Well when you gotta go, I mean really gotta go ... well you just have to go. LOL

Love the painting and yes the colors are wonderfully vibrant. The red on the velvet black wings is amazing. :)

Shaharoh said...

Awww our furry friends never cease to add color to our lives. I can't wait for us to invite a dog to live in our home. I don't think there's anything wrong with laying down the law and then giving a hug. I wish my dad would have down more of that when I was little. it was all business with him, lol.

Your painting is beautiful. There's delicacy and strength. Makes me happy! xoxo!