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Take Me Home

Good dog.  Stay.

(3″ x 5″ pen with watercolor)
Displayed artwork © 2017 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.


L.A.P. Dog

It’s not what you think, although if he jumped into my lap I’d allow him a short stay. It’s that I hate wasting paint, even a little bit. He is a Leftover Acrylic Paint dog.

The orange, blue, and red colors on his face are leftover acrylic paint smeared on a page, then folded — forming his somewhat symmetrical blotches. I looked at it from time to time just enjoying the blobs. Then I spotted him and drew him out.

This ‘Rorschach’ian method may say something about my personality type and emotional functioning. Do you think I have a thought disorder?

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(5 x 5″ mixed media in sketchbook)
Displayed artwork © 2017 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Foam Fun Wake Up!

Gooooooooood Mooooooorning, Ticklers! Are you lumbering toward a hot caffeinated beverage of some sort right now?




















Have a doggone great week, everyone.

(digital photo enhancement)

Smokin’ Dog

The year-long online course I’ve committed to pushes me out of my comfort zone now and then — Make a creature out of wire and fabric. Really? Three dimensions? Ohhhhh kayyyyyyy. I admit to having collected a bed load of stuffed animals as a kid; but as an adult, I gravitate mostly to 2D art.

I ignored the wad of old electrical wire on my desk for days. How do I relate to that as an art “tool?” Finally, I just got mad and wrangled it into an aimless mess of loops one night. It suddenly looked dog-like. Using various strips of old cloth and scrap yarn, I wrapped it and wrapped it and ended up with Smokin’ Dog.

He wears his heart on his sleeve, has beady eyes, and a sports a pipe cleaner tail. His cigarette (bad dog) resulted from my laziness — easier to paint the end of it red, like an ember, than to find the wire cutters and trim it. Anyhow, it seems to suit him.

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(3″ x 5″ x 6″  wire-wrapped creature)
Displayed artwork © 2015 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Dog Nap

There was not enough energy in this body today to exercise at lunch, due to a sleepless night. So I sat on a bench in the sun and played with Tayasui’s Sketches app some more on my iPhone.

I mostly just enjoyed making swirls with my fingers and then erasing each ‘canvas.’ But, this doodle seemed worth keeping. A not so subliminal message to myself — nap needed.

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(3″ x 2″  digital art using Sketches® by Tayasui)
Displayed artwork © 2015 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Dog Day Afternoon

Off work today. Hiked in park. Watched dogs.

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(6″ x 5″  pen and ink brush with watercolor on moleskine®)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Pooch on Porch with Purple Door

For some reason last month, I decided to  ‘draw’ using only a toothpick dipped in india ink. There is complete lack of control and it’s  fun not worrying about results. When dry, I added bright color with markers — very fast process.

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(6″ x 6″  ink-dipped toothpick application, markers)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.