Woman’s Best Friend, Love and Inspiration


So here I am at the very first day of a New Year sitting in a chair with my 3.5 lb yorkie lying on her back in my lap – I am in heaven and she is in heaven.

I feel so grateful to be surrounded by “Mans Best Friend” and of course I am a woman so “Woman’s Best Friend” and I have four of them. The first picture is my yorkie Mango and we are both attached at the hip. She sits on my desk in a basket when I work and the other picture is Teddy – short for Theodore – or as we sometimes call him TheoDorable and he is a Yorkie Poo.

Since this blog is about what touches your soul this is a very meaningful post as any of us who love and adore their animals will understand. This blog is also about art – I am a full time professional artist – I am often asked from where I get my inspiration? Well the long and short of it is that I get my inspiration from emotions, primarily Love, however all emotions come into play. I may be out driving and I see the landscape and I love the way the light shines on the mountain or I love the color and it inspires me.

I love the way something feels, either quite literally in my fingers, or in my mouth like the most delicious chocolate or the emotional feeling like the connection with my dogs – my babies and companions. What could be more delicious than a warm furry thing nestled in your lap, with the addition of a Nespresso coffee or a cup of tea with a fabulous chocolate or some greek yoghurt with fresh organic blueberries – maybe the blueberries inspired me today to paint in blue!!

The touch of love from your child, spouse, friend or four legged friends is inspiration indeed. What I am blogging about today is the emotion of love.

So first and foremost give yourself some love. It is so easy to be hard on yourself being your own judge and jury. Surround yourself with love today – do something loving for yourself and others. Smile, give someone a hug, buy or pick some flowers, play some beautiful music, paint, create and give to yourself and of yourself. Now that is inspiring to me. Start the year off as you mean to go on. Wishing you lots of love in your life today and always.

Could not leave out my other two dogs, Muffin, a chiuaua jack russell mix and Peach who is a beautiful white maltese.

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