Sleeping While it Rains pen and ink on paper 2015
The dogs are ready models in the studio. Whether I am busy and productive or slow and discouraged, I can rely on one or the other to keep me company, sleeping or watching me drowsily from the pile of blankets and pillows that makes up their bed. Mimi's health has been poor for some months now, so I am trying to make more sketches and drawings of her, although she doesn't make it easy, because as soon as I have sketched in her body and have started detailing her fur she gets up and leaves the room. Sometimes I wait and finish the fur later, when she has come back for another session of sleep. Other times I stay with the original duration of the sketch, knowing it took as long as her nap would comfortably allow, and that the lack of finish in the drawing is a trace of how swift the moment of drawing (and sleeping) passed.