Scratchings of an Old Dog

providing a warm and friendly spot for all my homeless sketches

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Homey Window

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There is nothing like a geranium in an old wood window. This was at an old house near Grand Forks with a horse in the front yard

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July 7, 2008 at 9:38 pm

barn engineering

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July 6, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Mexico trips

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For many years, dozens of adventurers journeyed from BC to Mexico each fall in this old bus which had already been retired once. Each trip was more tenuous than the last but no less joyous…Fort Langley – San Francisco-Mexicali – Mazatlan – Vallarta have all felt the rumble and vibrations of this old girl.

 

Now parked and entwined in blackberry bushes and grape vines with the motor long gone it now serves as a dark cool getaway for a summer read

 


mexican express

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May 11, 2008 at 11:42 pm

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Ivan

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I volunteer at a breeding centre for endangered animals and get to see and work with an amazing array of endangered animals.

This is a page of sketches of Ivan an Asian Greater One Horned Rhinocerous and is an amazing critter, very calm and peaceful but you get the feeling he is taking your measure. Loves to have his upper lip scratched and I can never feed or clean up the results of the feeding without smiling. He is a treasure.

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April 16, 2008 at 12:21 am

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Chinatown

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This building exposed it’s peculiar dimensions only after the buildings beside it were taken down and to me it became almost “cartoon like”. The various curtains intrigued me and populated the building with individuals

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April 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Fishy names

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I have always been intrigued with the many bizarre names for fish and form an image in my mind when I see them. So I’ve decided to do a little series of illustration of some of them.

Here is a start 

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April 1, 2008 at 5:25 pm

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longhorn

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 Near Glen Valley I came across this white longhorn, at what seemed to be a working farm. Usually, these days longhorned cattle are only on hobby farms of those who love the romance of the old time cowboy. After all who wants to deal with those formidable horns when you are trying to make a living.

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March 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm