Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fat Mo, My Phone, and Paintings

Well, the dog ate my phone. Literally. Yep, Fat Mo has a bit of an eating disorder. You know - a nervous eater. If we leave him in the house when we go somewhere, he gets nervous and eats something. Usually we put him out when we leave the house. Last night we forgot. As we got in the car to go to church, I said that I had forgotten my phone. But then, who needs their phone at church. And so we drove off. Neither of us thinking about the fact that we left Fat Mo in the house - with the phone. Apparently, he gets up in a chair and noses around until he finds something. I think he is looking for something to eat - like a starving orphan. So far, he has eaten a couple of pens and the ear piece of my reading glasses (it seems that he only gets things that are mine). I'm pretty sure that I left my phone on the coffee table last night. Big mistake.

It is not nearly as funny as my mom's dog which eats anything and everything at any time. Her dog usually gets her bra or panties or bathroom rug and carries them outside to the backyard. Twice he has gotten her false teeth. During the last snow storm, she could not find her upper plate for four days. When the snow melted she found her teeth in the backyard. The really bad thing about her dog, is that the dog eats the furniture. Sometimes my mom remembers to put the dog outside when she leaves the house, but most of the time, she does not remember. Now I have nothing to say. I'm guilty of the same mistake.

In other news:
I've been doing some little watercolors. Here is one I painted from a photo taken in Paris at Luxembourg Parc. The day was cold, but sunny. I loved all the people out and about soaking up the sun. It was a great day in Paris. That link shows some fun photos.  We sat in the sun and ate macaroons. Maybe it is the sun I am craving (maybe the macaroons:) and that is why I also painted a beach scene. Jesse hates it when I copy something from Pinterest, but sometimes I see something that I want to try. It's a learning process. Besides, I don't have many photos of the beach around here. Since I showed the watercolor from Paris, here is a pastel I did from that same day at Luxembourg Gardens.

Do you remember that I mentioned that I was starting a mural? Well, I did start it, but before I started it, I explained to my young friend that it might be better to do a painting on a large canvas. That way, she could keep it forever. As a mural, it would be on the wall of her shop, but if she left that business, it would still be on the wall - probably be painted over. She chose to go ahead with the mural. Here is the start of it. Then my young friend left for a week to go see her boyfriend. When she came back, she had decided that a large canvas would be better. Hmm.I guess it will be painted over.

12 comments:

Okie Dokie said...

You wouldn't make it in car sales, see, you could have sold her both paintings! ha.

joeh said...

There are many things you can do to cure a dog of that eating issue.


None of them work.

joeh said...

There are many things you can do to cure a dog of that eating issue.


None of them work.

betty said...

First time visiting your blog; your talent with the water colors is great!! Sorry about the dog and its eating habits though!

betty

Bag Blog said...

Joeh, I think it is a memory problem - I gotta remember to put him out.

Bag Blog said...

Thanks for dropping by, Betty. It is always nice to have people leave a comment.

Bag Blog said...

Sales is not my strong point.

Jo Castillo said...

Never heard of a dog eating a phone! Good luck with that problem!

The mural was looking great, hope the canvas goes well. That should up the price for sure. I hadn't painted on canvas in a long time, was surprised at the price increase!

Coupe said...

I wonder if you dial the number if it will ring inside the dog. Course by now I'm sure it's been returned to the Earth...

Bag Blog said...

Jo, I'm in doubt that this painting will happen. If I can get her dad to build a frame to stretch canvas on, I will do it. If not, oh well.

Bag Blog said...

Coupe,
Mostly the corners were chewed off.

Coupe said...

Oh, I thought it was the typical, chew it into a thousand pieces and then swallow them. Leaving only the battery as evidence, and a small memorial.