Happy Halloween from Poodle Time. We had a previous post on getting ready for Halloween and I hope everyone is ready. Today's blog is short. Here is one of the cutest little Poodles I have ever seen...........
And Sophia wishes everyone a fun and safe Halloween.......................
How time flies. It's now time to start planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas. See you next Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I was reviewing my Amazon wish list yesterday, and came to the last book. I added it August 29th, 2004. The book is The Alphabet Of Sheep by Patty Yoder. Patty Yoder died in 2005 at age 61. The book soon went out of print and cannot be found. Once I saw a copy of it for $200. I think I am left wishing.
Patty Yoder was a rug artist, which I am not. But her work was so wonderful, that I wanted her book in my collection. Galleries still have retrospect shows for her. A show closes tomorrow (10-28-12) at the Shelburn Museum in Vermont.
In the twelve years that she hooked rungs, she created 44 masterpieces. Her subjects were her animals and family. A quote from Patty Yoder:
In my research, I found that there is a book that has some of her work in it, but for now, I have to be happy with Internet images.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
|My First Ever Pin To My Poodle Board On Pinterest|
All Poodles decend from the ancient standard size dog and that dog was a retriever. Even the origin of the word "Poodle" emphasizes this. Poodles originated between France and Germany where it was known as the Pudlehund. "Hund" in German is dog and "pudel" comes from a german verb "to splash about".
Poodles became so popular that they were bred into the forms that fitted into everyone's life style. But all our Poodles, even if we have toys or miniatures, harken back to this retriever tradition.
Below are photos with links to good articles with more information on the new resurgence of Poodles as hunters. I am not a hunter but find this fascinating.
Hunters who use and breed these hunters are better testaments than I can ever give. Two great sites that I have found are:
|From an article in a 2008 New York Conservationist Magazine on unusual gun dog breeds.|
|One of Lakelands hunting Poodles from their site. They have great photos of their dogs in action either in hunting or trials.|
|A red hunter from Louter Creek Hunting Poodles. These dogs have even been|
featured in a numerous hunting magazines.
|This photo is from an article of Gun Dog magazine (Sept. '11"). solely about Poodles|
|OK, I retrieved the duck, so where is the treat?|
Saturday, October 20, 2012
|The Little Yellow Horses, 1912|
Among World War I’s innumerable tragedies was the loss of one of my favorite artists, Franz Marc. Marc was born on February 8, 1880, in Munich, Germany and was a pioneer in the birth of abstract art at the beginning of the twentieth-century. Along with Wassily Kandinsky and others he founded the group "Der Blaue Reiter". This group of artists believed in a spontaneous, symbolic, colorful, and especially expressive art.
Marc had a spiritual view of animals, which is reflected in most of his paintings. These paintings draw me in with the respect and reverence he had for his subjects. His solid forms, beautiful lines, and wonderful use of color are aspects of his work that I have always loved.
I regularly used two of Marc's paintings when I taught elementary art: The Large Red Horses and Red Dear II.
A shell splinter killed Franz Marc during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.
Today's Franz Marc Gallery
|The Large Red Horses, 1911|
|Red Deer II. 1912|
|Cat On Yellow Pillow, 1912|
|The Yellow Cow, 1911|
|Dog Lying In The Snow, 1910/11|
|Two Cats, Blue And Yellow, 1912|
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|I did add a bow to my carving.|
Start Halloween out with a Poodle Pumpkin. It's easy with the patterns that can be found on the Better Homes and Garden Website. There are 24 different dogs to choose from and they are all cute!
We usually have a family Halloween party and I like my dogs to look nice for it. But, I want them to look like themselves and not some bug, pirate or a bowl of spagetti.
Sophia and Niko's bigger brother and sister are going to help model these styles today. Most of my ideas are easy. Sophia's dress would need some sewing experience. But black dresses are easy to find and decorations could be added to them for the occasion.
Niko is modeling a simple black T-shirt with Halloween buttons that I attached. The shirt and buttons came from Hobby Lobby. This is a quick and simple answer for a well dressed gentleman. He also has a simple bandana made with a triangle with a band and velcro. Dharma Trading Company is the place
to get a shirt for you kids from 4-86 pounds and there is a 14 color selection. This is an easy project. Iron on appliques would also be good for this project. But that is a subject for another day.
|The Halloween Lookbook|
|"We are all dressed up and lookIng good, so TREATS PLEASE"|
Monday, October 15, 2012
|"Lines"-a pattern created for Heals, a fabric design house in Britian|
Non-objective is pure design. We are not associating the images with anything we think we know. Only The Elements of Art* are referenced. Lucienne Day was inspired by these basic elements. This post is devoted to some of these pieces .
* The Elements of Art are like the ingredients that a cook uses to create a dish. Artists use these to create a works of art. The These elements are: line, shape, space, form, color, texture, and value.
- My first post and introduction of Lucienne Day. This post covers her groundbreaking design "Caylx".
- The Orange Look-book has some of her orange hued inspired designs. This post was in conjunction with the color Tangerine Tango, Pantone's color of the year.
- Some of her work that was directly inspired by nature will be found in this post.