Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Every year in May, we attend an annual barbecue at some friends' house up in the mountains. It is a 3-day campout. They have up to 20 tents, trailers, motor homes, etc parked there for the weekend. A nice time is had by all. Potluck meals every day. Saturday is the main barbecue and it's great to have so many choices. As soon as the main dish/salads are taken away, here come the desserts. Many, many desserts.

Most of the campers bring their dogs with them. This is Rufus. One of the dogs I enjoy seeing each year. He now has a sister that looks like my Dizzy.

This is a photo of him that I took in May at the barbecue. My drawing is being done in graphite and colored pencil. 5x7 size on Bristol smooth.

Today my nephew's new baby daughter was born. She is Kylie Austyn and weighed 6lbs 3oz and was 18 inches long. She will be in the hospital for a few days as her mama had to have a C-section. Daddy is proud as punch and taking 4 hours feedings thru the night so mama can rest. He may as well get used to it as it will probably be the normal for the next couple months. Sleep is a thing of the past. Welcome to the world Kylie.


pencilportraits said...

great start Jeanne, he's a good looking boy too

Teresa said...

Congrats, Jeanne.... on a fine start to your Rufus portrait and the new addition to your family. Will "Aunt Jeanne" be doing some babysitting? :-)

Joan said...

Congrats on your growing family. Have fun at the campout.