Thursday, March 20, 2008

Painting and Prozac!

"Inner Circle" #3
6" x 7" acrylic and collage on canvas
available in my Etsy shop here

Interesting blog title you say? Well, let me explain...the above is another installment of the Inner Circle Series I've been working on. It's morphing and I'm not sure where the heck it's going...but that's part of the fun!

The Prozac part is about a new book I'm going to get..."Puppy Chow is Better than Prozac" by Bruce Goldstein. I saw it in the Sunday paper and it looks like a great read. The name alone makes me want to buy it. In a nutshell, it's about a very depressed Author who's saving grace is a new slobbering puppy that comes into his life...and actually ends up saving his life. You can get it here if you're interested.

"I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source." ~Doris Day

By the way...Happy first day of Spring! It's about dang time!


Sandy said...

This is a gorgeous painting, wow wow, love the colors and lines.

Sounds like an interesting book.


keeper of the chocolates said...

wow. that collage is stunning. it conveys so i love the way this book sounds. i have a friend who overcame alcoholism by saving a lab's life. seriously amazing stuff. and it makes all the sense in the world.

i bet that is going to be one great read..keep us posted on your review :)

hugs sweet friend

William F. Renzulli said...

What powerful visual impact for such a small painting! Very impressive.

Patience-please said...

Oh Bill beat me to my comment, only he said it more artfully. He said "powerful visual impact", I was going to say "wow".

sounds like a great book!

Patience and the whippets who are LOVING this warm sun

Shari said...

Wow, Linda! I LOVE this piece and the direction this series is taking!! I read your description on Etsy and it fits just perfectly. I can't think of a better release of sadness depiction!! Hugs, my friend... Shari

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Linda!
I love your new painting and new banner in your Etsy Shop. Emmitt is honored and loves you very much! Thank you for the book recommendation. I saved it to my wish list!

Trijnie said...

Hi Linda, that must be an interesting book. I love the painting. Wish you a happy Easter and Spring

Karine said...

The new painting IS wonderful, Linda. I can't wait to see how this series evolves!

Love the book title.

jaYne said...

I can't read books about dogs or cats or animals of any kind. There's always something sad in them and I just can't take it. The last dog movie I watched.. The Dog named Skip movie just about put me over the edge... Let me know though how the book is... Hugs... p.s. I love the new art.

Neda said...

Stunning calligraphy and gorgeous collage!

Maybe I should toss off my Zoloft and get a zebra? *smile* Great book suggestion though!

Happy Spring to you too!

Michele Maule said...

Thanks for reminding me about the first day of Spring Linda! I totally forgot! Maybe I forgot because we are suppose to get snow today :)

I want to check that book out. It looks really interesting. It makes sense if you think about it.

Happy First Day of Spring to you!

Manon Doyle said...

I love the painting and your colors are always so great.

The book is one I'd definitely read.


cowbelly said...

that is so cool linda. is it a collage? it looks like you have a vintage pattern as a background? the colors are so pretty and the design is really unique. perfect cheery colors for spring. thanks for sharing it with us.

btw: thanks for reminding me it was spring, I had no idea! even though I am a day late that just made my day!

kisses and hugs from fergs and james

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Linda, Love the painting and it sounds like you are having fun with this series. I was just over at Melissa's site, looking at your beautiful portrait of Emmitt. You animal portraits have such life and personality to them. : )

That book title is a riot, sounds like a good read. Happy Holiday to you and Maisie.

Joy Logan said...

Yesssssss Spring,I may survive. Spent Easter in the yard,playing ball with Pete and doing yard work.

Ro Bruhn said...

This has the WOW, WOW factor, very Celtic and sooo much lovely colour.

Patience-please said...

Uh-oh. This isn't in your Etsy shop anymore. Is it still available? You could email me at dogwalkers(AT)

Bill's bday is May 18th!