Monday, February 16, 2009

The Artiste!

A behind the scenes look at the heroic life of a modern day artist, starring William.

First, there is the conceptual design. The spark of a thought which ignites the creative brain! The furious sketching before the fleeting idea disappears into a poof of ordinariness.

Then, the painstaking laborious attention to detail. The vision explodes onto the canvas. Days go by without food or water or basic hygiene. The painting! Only the painting!

Clean up time... Whose nasty sink is this?

Then, the agonizing wait for customers. "Somebody? Anybody! All this work, my heart is in each painting, and yet, must I starve?"

A customer! A fine patron of the Arts! "Look, lovely lady! Such grace, such power, so peaceful..."

"So much more in your price range? Art is for everyone!"

And after the sale, the Artiste has money for more art supplies! Easy come, easy go!

"Give me five new canvasses, two gallons of acrylic, and ..."

After a hard day of self sacrifice, the trusty Gallery Dog is there, giving hope, companionship, love, and meaning to life.

Yet another reason to ...
hug your hounds


  1. Oh my goodness!!! I love this! William loves this! I have to figure out a way to make a little book on snapfish. THANK you!!!

  2. Oh how cute. The art work has been received at this house and there is one happy human here.

  3. Great photos, great story. Every studio should have a dog for those bad moments.


  4. We saw barns. We love barns and trees at this house.

  5. Stowy of Mommi's life, heheh
    smoochie kisses

  6. Mom is drooling over the barn painting! What fabulous work!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Clever,.... drama, .... and a happy ending! Love the Gallery Dog cameo.

  8. Is that painting done by this little boy? He is really good!!! Love that painting. The best part is too have a pup beside you when you are working.


  9. Following in Granddads foot steps I see. Wonderful.

  10. Absolutely stunning work! We would also be proud to own an original William (Swede or otherwise!)

  11. Boy, have I missed you. My internet connection has been sllllloooooowwww so I have not been blogging. And look at all of the trouble you get into while I'm away!

  12. This was so cute, you can't be good with pictures AND words, its not fair ;) Thanks for sharing this fun post.


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