Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Last night I took the dogs to bed and while they settled down for the night, I did some artwork. I had wanted to do a Zentangle since that doesn't take a lot of thought. I didn't get the colors just right as the light in the bedroom isn't the best for art. Up close you can see white and the pencil strokes. But as it was just for me to get in some artwork practice, it doesn't have to be perfect.
The second one is from a photo I took at the California Living Museum (CALM) the first time I was there. I don't know the little critter's name but he/she was very friendly. Stepping up on the fence rails looking for food. He has little hard nubs on his head like where horns should be. I don't know if they didn't grow or were damaged. I was able to scratch his head.
Until I was petting the goats, I didn't know that the pupils in their eyes were horizontal. It gives them a strange look. I have seen photos of goats and I have probably been near live goats but for some reason I noticed the pupils this time. When I visit CALM, I always go to see the goats, sheep, and the mule. The pony was stolen but there is a new horse in the pen so the mule has company now.
I started the goat picture probably a year ago. Put it away, found it and put it in a storage box with other unfinished work. I think I dreaded going back to it in case I messed it up. When a picture is looking the way I want, I am better off finishing it then. When I put them away and later go back to them, sometimes they get ruined.