I Love Puppy Breath – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie

“Every day, think as you wake up:
Today I am fortunate to have woken up.
I am alive. I have a precious human life.
I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all
my energies to develop myself to expand
my heart out to others for the
benefit of all beings.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

I Love Puppy Breath – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie

Don’t you just love puppy breath?  Annie’s puppy was just 4 months old in the photo I painted this from, but I made her look much older.  I do the same thing with children.  Why is innocence so hard to capture?

I have friends who have a new Saint Bernard puppy.  When George brought Lady to see me at 6 weeks old, she was the sweetest, cuddliest little thing.  She is now a 90 pound, 5 month old ball of fire.   George and Carla are in their 70’s!  I hope she learns gentleness.  🙂

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet.  At the age of two the child, who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that time was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.  The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and patron saint of Tibet.  Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    May 10, 2012 @ 10:37:00

    What a cute puppy, Beth! What you said about puppy breath makes me think of Marcell’s second video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta9K22D0o5Q&feature=fvwrel 🙂

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  2. just4crafters
    May 10, 2012 @ 08:03:28

    I look forward to your post every morning. Thank you Beth for all the smiles. Love this painting!!! The puppy is just adorable! Sophia

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