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Zip in the Window

Zip in the Window ~McEown

At this very moment as my fingers tap the keys, ZIP is looking out the window in the door.  It is raining rather vigorously and the squirrels and cats are not out and about right now, but he is hopeful.  I have to admit when he starts to bark sometimes it is just startling and loud causing me to jump and bound nearly out of my chair.  Now he is racing to the other end of the house to check out the possibility of deer on the orchard side of the house, and the neighbor has company so he will soon race upstairs to survey her driveway for activity.   He is vigilant.

He naps often.

I often spend my time on the computer looking at artist’s work, it is my favorite part of Friday afternoons.  I like finding blogs and making the connections.   I have highlighted my friend Jane’s  local sketches and also asked Terrill at Creative Potager to share her work on my site.

Zip by Keith Palmer  February 2011

Zip by Keith Palmer February 2011

Then into my inbox came a wonderful drawing of ZIP done by Keith Palmer of North Pennine Gallery’s Blog.

Keith’s work often captures my imagination and makes me wish I could head back to UK and see the countryside that he shares; the sheep in pasture, the stiles, and the pubs by the sea.  His drawing of Edinburgh just drew me in and I could remember walking that mile and the crush of people.

So thank you Keith Palmer for my lovely rendering of ZIP.   I am adding a copy to the gallery wall going up the stairs to my bedroom…the whole family hangs out there.

Say hello to DORIS  (Keith’s Westie) for me!

Do You have a favorite spot you wander to enjoy the visuals of their art?   Please share.

You might enjoy exploring IT Girls photography BLOG  and liking her page!

As always we could use a share!  All the good spots are under the share button below.

If you purchase anything from Amazon or Powell’s from this site, I will receive a few beans in my bucket. (This now includes eBooks and Kindle downloads)

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20 Responses to “Who’s That Doggie in the Window?”

  1. northpenninegallery Says:

    Thank you Patricia for the kind words. I’d like to send you the original sketches.

    Patricia Reply:

    Happy to share your nice work and wonderful art – I hope lots of folks will come over and take a look at your gallery; a delightful place to wander around

  2. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    Patricia – Thank you for sharing the links. Keith’s work is wonderful! And by the sound of it, Zip certainly lives up to his name.

    Patricia Reply:

    Yes he does live up to his name and Keith’s work is just wonderful
    It was grand to be able to share

  3. suzen Says:

    Hi Patricia —- and Zip! I have two little zippy dogs here – Mondo and LucyLu. They know EXactly what is going on outside at all times, from all their “stations”. LucyLu will NOT come in from the backyard if the squirrel is in the tree – I have to go out there and carry her in! Little brat! She actually sat there in the mud and rain and would not budge. A foot of snow? No problem. She’d freeze her butt to it just sitting there – actually shivered on and one. Quite the stitch, this one!

    Keith’s art is wonderful! As is the work of the photographer in your family! Thank for sharing ALL of this! :)

    Patricia Reply:

    today the neighbor’s grandson is here on Winter Break from New York and trying to help her clean up her yard after the windstorm…he is about 16 and Zip was on his case all day…almost nagging…I think the barking was the big event of the day – can’t see much difference in the yard.


    The sunshine broke through so we had squirrels and about 6 cats come through also…What a day!

  4. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. how wonderful – so pleased you’re enjoying the photos and how kind of everyone .. and I must pop over to Keith’s site .. cheers Hilary

    Patricia Reply:

    I think you will very much enjoy Keith’s site and recognize the country side
    Thanks for coming by
    hope all is going well for you

  5. Deborah Barker Says:

    Lovely photograph of Zip and I enjoyed the links too, thank you Patricia.

    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you, the links are fun
    Looking forward to you next round of story telling

  6. Jannie Funster Says:

    I do remember and think of the sheep and rolling green hills of the UK shires. Wales was my favorite.

    That he sketched that for you is so sweet!!

    And I can jsut picture Zip’s flurry of activity. Sounds like a very smart fun little guy.

    Our dachsund’s bark in the house is really loud, especially with this tile now, I know what you mean!

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    Patricia Reply:

    Thanks for coming by and thinking about drawing and the sheep
    It was a lovely gift
    Happy 20th wedding anniversary! too

  7. Talon Says:

    Zip is so gorgeous and that sketch is simply delightful!

    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you Talon

    Keith’s work is just like taking a vacation – My favorite part of Friday afternoons is looking through all the photography and art blogs I subscribe to…let’s my mind wander and be refreshed

  8. Terrill Welch Says:

    Patricia I am feeling like a complete flake at the moment because I only vaguely remember something about you wanting to share my work on your site – we don’t have any firm plans do we? Oh I hope not… not because I don’t want to share my work with your readers – I do! I just am hoping I haven’t dropped this bouncing ball that far off of a cliff. Today I share a link on Creative Potager with some of my new work I finally got up on the Artsy Home online Gallery. In the spirit of sharing I will leave the here for you – which likely will promptly make the comment go to spam box. But let’s give it a try http://www.artsyhome.com/author/terrillwelch
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    Patricia Reply:

    Just giving you another shout out Terrill – Thank you for coming by
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  9. Terrill Welch Says:

    Oh my am I ever feeling both relieved and silly! I just clicked on the link you provided and with a sigh of relief realized that you ALREADY have shared my work… not that you were asking to in the future share it. How silly of me :) Such is language when one really should just go to bed instead of taking a few minutes more to check on friends :)

    Thank you Patricia for the mention.
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    Patricia Reply:

    You figured it out Terrill :)
    Its all good…and so is your lovely work

    You are working very hard and focused these days I can tell and it is going to pay off for sure
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  10. Terrill Welch Says:

    I did Patricia! :) Silly me… all well, these things happen. You are right I am very focused these days balancing between being creative and then getting that creativity out to the world. I hope you are right and it continues to pay off as it has over the past few years. You know I only have 4 paintings left out of the 15 that were in my solo show last year and three in my new series have already found homes even before I could complete the series and show the work. This is humbling and inspiring at the same time. With people like yourself sharing my work with friends there is not much more an artist could ask for.

    Thank you for all you do for others Patricia and I feel so fortunate that we connected and have stayed connected over the past few years.
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    Patricia Reply:

    thank you for all you do for others Terrill and all the beauty you create and I feel so fortunate that we connected and have stayed connected over the past few years….
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