Thursday, August 17, 2023

Scratchboards To The Max, Baby!

 August 17, 2023

   I love old pioneers with pets photos, like this one from the 1890s.

A pioneer boy and his dog

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

—Will Rogers 

  It was inspiring to be at Ed Mell''s studio yesterday, simply because the dude is so prolific and and he has this book prominently displayed on his reception coffee table.

   Meanwhile, I'm wrapping up all the old vaquero sketches I can find to deliver to Cattletrack this weekend. And, I must say, I have a gaggle.

"When you believe enough is enough you will finally have enough."

—Old Vaquero Saying

"Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness."

—Old Vaquero Saying

Daily Scratchboard Whip Outs:
"Old Vaqueros 13"

"The happiest traveler has no fixed plans and is not obsessed with arriving."

—Old Vaquero Saying

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:
"Old Vaquero 14"

"To care enough is the beginning of courage."

—Old Vaquero Saying

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:
"Old Vaqueros 15"

"Do not hoard treasure. The more you give to others the more you will have to call your own."

—Old Vaquero Saying

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:

"Mama Ain't Happy"

"If mama ain't happy. Ain't nobody happy."

—Old Vaquero Saying

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