Then I went and got another canvas. This time she stayed snoozing a little longer. Afraid she might move again, I continued at the fast pace. I liked the gestural quality of the first one, playful. "So what if my couch isn't really pink?" This way I can have a pink couch without having to live with it! Sleeping there on my spot on the sofa she continued teaching me how to play. The blue thing she is sleeping on is a needlepoint pillow I made 35 years ago. I not only let her sleep on it ~ I enjoyed painting it! I am a hard case, I admit. Transforming a workaholic? FAITH ... plays a woman! I guess an old dog CAN learn new tricks.
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By: Dorothy Fagan
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Dorothy Fagan, Artist, Speaker, Author; paints en plein air and writes dreams and interpretations of life and art in her Daily Painting Journal. www.dorothyfagan.com
Fagan earned her B. F. A. in Printmaking and Painting from East Carolina University and a ten-year Painting Mentorship with Robert B. Mayo, Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA. Her work is featured in two PBS specials and over two hundred collections in the U. S., England, Lebanon and Canada. She has written three books.