Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Art Vlog: puppy poop and painting

18 comments:

whidbey islander said...

gotta know...what IS that groovy piano solo thing at the end....love it. want to go buy a whole album. share! share! AND thanks for your ramblings and such. always a pleasure....and usually exactly what i need to hear...xoxoxox wendy

Julie Brill Molina said...

You've got puppy-itis! At first they're so so so cute... and then they're so so so bad! But it gets better. Sort of. It's a huge boatload of adult responsibility. I almost regretted the decision there for a minute but now I wouldn't trade my baby dog for the whole world. (She's still occasionally a bad girl. But she makes up for it with kisses.)

I also have to do the around the house stuff. It's only a little bit of a sucky trade off for being the one who gets to stay home. I have to go through the mail and crap like that. Bleh. I just want to play play play!

Bonafyde said...

SUZI!!! Welcome to the parent clan...puppy`s and dog are very much like toddlers and being a Mother can I just say...I soooooo relate to wanting to get something done but always having to stop and look over my shoulder, etc....
Cats are different, they are very much like (independant) women or adults IMO...when they need love they come by and then they are off doing their thing!

I love the realness of this vid. Seriously I go through this everyday especially lately...just trying to figure out how to balance being a mother, a wife and still maintaining 6 cultivating a sense of ME. Trying to figure out what that is exactly. Trying to figure out how to make a living as an artist. Trying to figure out where to take the school/career thing...I mean I have gone to school for design and then later for fashion marketing and all that`s missing for that last degree is me going back to do a project (I stopped due to the last child)... and although I fully intend to do that considering how much $$$$ I sunk into that I`m not sure fashion is where my heart is anymore. It gets all a little overwelming at times and yet Neverthe less I totally agree with you...We just got to start. To do. This is my long winded......perhaps a bit to over exposed way of saying I feel you. great to hear this today I needed the reminder. one love.

Zom said...

What's on your list of things you want to do?

I make lists, but I don't like "to do" lists. My latest is a "could do" list, but I don't pay much attention to it.

Debra said...

Suzi,

Hmmmm, she is a cutie. Are you "cage" training? It is how I potty trained my puppies and I have three. The latest "My Christmas Sugar Cookie" was born Dec 9th and is pretty much trained. I have them on scheduled feedings am and pm and this way I can time their potty habits (15 min after eating, and right after play time) Having the cage allows me "time-out" to clean and get things done. It is not cruel and dogs have a den instinct. My two older dogs will go in them with the door open just to lie down, it is their "space". You never mentioned what breed she is? How old?
I wish I could stay home, although I hate grocery shopping myself. Not the shopping part, the bringing it home and putting away part. The calander thing, good idea. Another thing that works for me is I make a daily list (keep it real). This helps me stay focused and I feel good when I get done and it is all crossed off at the end of the day. Then I have all weekend to play!

gina said...

hi suzi i just wanted to stop by to say thank you for another fun life of suzi video journaling show. i think lulu will be a perfect subject for melissa to take photographs for you to do the black and white color tinting, you said somewhere a while ago you wanted to learn that. well i did some the other day you print your painting out then use water colors for the soft parts like skin tones and sharpies for the flowers and birds , you can print many copies and just play around, also oil paints work great just rub your fav colors alizeran crimson is mine and you can truly make that baby cookie a rainbow of colors thats your assignment from me , not really its my assignment i want to do one for you love gina

nanakin1 said...

Love your new puppy but wanted to make sure your kitties were still OK.
Hugs,
Nancy (Nana)

Iris said...

I like your ideas journal! That's a great idea.

I don't think anyone ever KNOWS they're ready. It's like kids.. I don't think I'll ever feel READY for kids, but if we're always gonna wait around until we're ready stuff might never happen! 'Ready' is just another concept to hold ourselves back. So yeah, ready schmeady, we will just do what we want when we want and feel good about ourselves! =)

Sama said...

Lulu is so so cute! A real cookie!
As always, love the vid! It's nice to know that your not alone trying to figuring out your life.

TheresaW813 said...

Suzi,
Lulu is adorable! How are Pooh and Pia taking to her? I have a cat and a labrador retriever that are best friends!

I saw some cleaning products on the floor on your video. You don't want the puppy to get into that.

Anyway, best of luck with the new addition!

Julie Brill Molina said...

I agree with Debra about the crate training. It will really really help with potty training. I thought it was mean at first too, but my dog loves her crate. She goes in there when she's had enough. And at night, we take her to potty and she heads straight for the crate. It doesn't hurt that it's big and roomy and has a cushy pillow in it. It also doesn't hurt that we give her a KONG filled with peanut butter when she's in there and a little bowl of water. It's like her little apartment.

elevatorself said...

Suzi,
do you still have poo? The puppy is adorable, you get props, I could never do it.
I have three cats though, I will always stick to kitties I think, though, I know some cats that spray everywhere, so I guess it doesn't really matter, cat or dog with the messy stuff.
I love love love your art. You have inspired me so much, since I started watching your videos, I have begun another art journal. I will get pictures and send them to you one of these days. I am very glad I found you on the internet, I had stopped doing art for about a year before I happened upon you...
anyway, your awesome.
thanks for all the great videos.
-Carolyn

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tamaraiivana said...

You are my inspiration,love your work.
PS. I hate housework too,but you all have to eat something,try OAM cooking,it is boring but you do it only one or two days a month.

Needleroozer said...

That little demon-puppy is so very cute! And I will echo everyone else- you are never ready, and they are a lot of work, but they are worth it, whether they are puppies, kitties, or babies. I agonized for weeks as to whether we should get kittens- now the 3 "kitty toddlers" are 3 yrs old, and I don't regret getting them ever. So much fun in addition to being pains in the ass.

I wanted to let you know I am still working on my mola animal. I will get a photo to you asap, but I guess late is better than never, hmmm?
Hugs
LB

Deirdra Doan said...

You always brighten the day! Love to listen to your talk about stuff..and art...I have been working on CD covers and photoshop....were's the mica power!!!!!!oxox

Serena said...

In the early days, puppies certainly do need a lot of extra attention and training but they are so worth it in the long run. I have a ShihTzu/Chihuahua cross and he's now 16 months old. After I was given him, I read that ShihTzu's can be hard to house-train and I found it did take a little longer than it did when house-training my toy poodle. I never used a crate but, instead, made a habit of taking him straight out every time he would wake up or around 15 to 30 minutes after he had eaten. That meant the wee hours of the morning too, if it was necessary. Cody eventually got the message and is fully house-trained now. Things will get easier, Suzi ~ :)

SisterJulia said...

Suzi you are sooo wonderful and vibrant and gorgeous and lovely! Homemaker, Mom and Artist and still beautiful as your pictures.
Your videos are like mica powder on life.
Big Kiss!