Gus' New Do

Gus got a hair cut!  He wasn't too sure about the whole thing but he let me take his picture in the car when I picked him up. 

I snapped this photo with my vintage flip phone, so it is a bit blurry.  It took me awhile to get over the shock of seeing Gus like this!  I hardly recognized him!   I'm sure he feels better, we are still having 80- 90 degree days.


Urban Sketchers - TX

I am late in posting this, but this is my sketch from the last Urban Sketchers DFW outing on September 17th at Sundance Square in downtown Ft. Worth.  The Wheels for Wellness Car show was going on and there were some beautiful cars there! 


GPAC Art Show and Sale

Yesterday was the opening reception and award ceremony for the Grand Prairie Arts Council Art Show and Sale.  I had two of my drawings in the show.   When I walked into the Uptown Gallery and saw the amazing art on display, I felt completely out of my league.  I was wondering how my work had been juried into the show. There were 54 artists entered  and approximately 120 works of art on display.  The work was divided into 8 categories.  My drawings were in the Drawing category which included pastel, ink, graphite and colored pencil.  My "Engine 2" won 3rd Place!  

"Engine 2" by Dawn Giddings

The GPAC Art Show and Sale will be open until October 15th. Here
is a link to the local news story about the show.



Labor Day Sale

This was a fun spread I did in my sketchbook after a shopping spree with my sister-in-law, Ann, during the Labor Day weekend. 



Grand Prairie Art Show

I am excited to share that I have been accepted into the 2016 Grand Prairie Arts Council Juried Art Show and Sale!  Two of my drawings will be on display!!



We have a new member of the family!  Meet Gus......

He is a rescue puppy, approximately 4 months old.  He is so sweet and seems to understand how uncertain his future was in the shelter. I imagined the older dogs that had been there for some time telling the puppies and the dogs new to the shelter stories after everyone was gone for the night.  : )  I told Wayne we should start a blog for Gus...from his point of view.  The problem with that is that having Gus in the house is like having a toddler who is teething and going through potty training at the same time....not much time to be on the computer right now.  Although....he just got in his crate to take a nap after we played Hide and Go Seek and he spent some time with his chew bone.  He is very well behaved and so eager to please.