Maybe When You’re Older

Maybe When You’re Older

I recently started drawing Custom Pet Portraits.  I had forgotten how much people and families love their pets.  Their pets are like family members.  Dogs and cats provide companionship, comfort and a lot of fun.  Growing up, our family had two dogs and my sisters and my husband had cats in college.  Unfortunately, the two dogs and one of the cats met an untimely demise.  Trigger, our golden retriever simply went missing one day.  Hermie, our miniature schnauzer suffered an accidental death.  Piggy the cat never woke up.  Sooza and LiLi developed cancer and had to be put down.  My husband’s cat Saby just left the house and never came back.  I was traumatized by these events.  I haven’t gotten over the pain of losing them.  Even though I love animals, I haven’t been able to get another dog.

My kids are always asking for a dog and I keep telling them “maybe when you are older…”  However, they do play with their friends’ pets all the time.  It is sort of like having fun without the responsibility.

The pets I have illustrated are all so cute.  You can find them below and at my Etsy shop.  Doodleplix Custom Pet Portraits

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A Brand New Year

A Brand New Year

The New Year is just days away.  Every year, I have friends and family who make resolutions.  Resolutions to change habits, lose weight, do more of something…the list goes on.  Many of them achieve success but many of them don’t make it past March.

I have never made New Year resolutions in the past.  But this year, I plan on improving myself.  The path to change is not easy right?  It is not enough to say “I want to change…”.  There needs to be a plan with details for change to happen.  Writing down the changes you want to make, may or may not help you.  This year, I am writing them down.

Change 1:  Get enough sleep.  Shut everything off and be in bed by 10:30 pm.

Change 2:  Manage my time better.  Write down a schedule for each day of the week because everyday is different.  I will use my calendar to help me from missing events and scramble last minute.

Change 3:  Get back to my usual running pace and mileage.  I have been plagued with injuries and simply need to do my physical therapy in order to improve certain muscles.  I have been blowing off my exercises and it has really affected the way I feel and how I run.

It is a brand new year and I want to make it count.  I want to make it an awesome year for me, my family and my friends.  Will keep you posted on how it is going!  (Pun intended…)

Are you planning on improving yourself this year?  How will you do it?

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Florida

 

 

 

Holiday Greeting Cards

Holiday Greeting Cards

My Holiday 2016 Greeting Card collection is on deep discount at Zazzle!  Click on the cards below.