Dottie was my friend Slyvia's dog. She passed away about a year ago. When she gave me a photo, I said don't you have a better one, where her eyes are open. She said "this is my favorite photo of Dottie because she is smiling". So there you have it, done in charcoal.
Spike wandered into my friend Rick's shop which is located at a very busy, hectic intersection. It was a miracle that he did not get hit by a car. He was shaking and frightened. No one claimed him so Rick took him home and he is now a very happy dog.