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“Molly (Yorkshire Terrier),” 4” x 5”, pet portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (thank you!).

I didn’t feel fair sitting down to paint Molly just a little bit ago. It’s been a full day, and I am beyond tired. Started with a final house purge (had to get all the non-essentials out and to the salvation army before my kids brought lockers and cubbys full of goodies back in), then squeezed in end of school year class parties with tearful goodbyes to some of the best teachers on earth, followed by celebrating the onset of summer at the beach (how could I say no? They’ve been trapped in classrooms for the last 9 months).

I would have loved to have crawled into bed after tucking mine in.

But I still had today’s dog to paint (and a host of wet towels and swimsuits to deal with, too).

So, even though it felt like Molly was getting the short end of the stick because I was so tired, I set up my palette, put on some soothing music, and got to it.

And she pretty much painted herself. I got lucky tonite, that’s for sure!!

Now it’s off for a little bit of quality time with a good book, and then some rejuicing for tomorrow’s inevitable mayhem. Oh yeah. And the dryer just dinged, so there’s towels to fold.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family.


Kimberly Kelly Santini
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