When my dogs were puppies, their leashes served as training tools. They also kept my pups under control as I led them through their obedience exercises. Now that my dogs are adults, the leashes are a formality, a courtesy to other pedestrians and their dogs, and a safety measure. My dogs still wear their leashes religiously when we walk, but I don’t really ‘lead’ them anymore. We walk together as a family, or in my dogs’ eyes, as one big happy pack.
“Lead”–Graphite and Colored Pencil
It’s day three of 2014 and I am a Resolution Dynamo. I’ve painted, cleaned, filed, exercised, and eaten like a champ. But it’s only day three. What happens when I get tired or lazy? What will become of my resolutions when I lose motivation, or fear sets in? Will I have enough willpower to keep me afloat? The ‘diving in’ part is easy, now I’ve just got to keep swimming.
“Just Keep Swimming”–Colored Pencil