Words and pictures from the author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Portrait of Bear
Look at this lovely portrait of Bear! Liz G. who is a regular commenter here, had a friend do this watercolor of my sweet girl and surprised me with it.
The artist's name is Soko Okada and I think that she captured Bear's look perfectly. The watercolor sketch below was done by Soko's teacher, Robert Stott. (Liz said that Soko asked for his help in painting a dog she'd never met.)
And this charming German Shepherd below is more of Soko's work -- Liz's dog Sky, adorning a note card taken from the original.
I'd say Ms. Okada has a real knack with dogs! Many thanks to her and to Liz!
And many thanks to all of you who commented or emailed with condolences. The loss of a beloved pet is never easy -- but your kindness and concern has been heartwarming.
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I'm the author of The Elizabeth Goodweather Full Circle Farm Appalachian Mysteries from Bantam Dell. The series includes SIGNS IN THE BLOOD (LA MONTAGNE DES SECRETS in France), ART'S BLOOD, (LE SECRET DES APPALACHES in France,) OLD WOUNDS,IN A DARK SEASON (Anthony Nominee, Best PBO), and UNDER THE SKIN. There's also THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS (a spinoff/standalone)chronicling the unexpected life story of Miss Birdie, one of Elizabeth's neighbors.
Currently I have just completed a historical novel, dealing with a massacre in my county during the Civil War.
I came to this weird business late (my first novel was published in 2005) and am still trying to figure it out.
As my novels are set in a place much like my real life home, I thought I'd use this blog to share pictures of our farm and county. I've been blogging for nearly nine years now, on an almost daily basis, and the topics have ranged from writing, chickens, food, books, quilts, flora and fauna of all sorts, to the occasional tiny rant. There's no plan, but there are lots of pictures.
There's more information about me and my books on my web site: http://vickilanemysteries.com/