Wow, what a neat topic! The topic was also a coincidence because I was just talking about "views from above" last week. We've been working on getting our Dutch Warmblood (aka "Dumb"-blood) into a therapy pool and we were remarking how weird it was looking down on your horse in a swimming pool! We're use to "looking down" at our horses when riding and driving, but not when we're walking along the edge of a swimming pool. Its a real odd sensation of vertigo!
Well, back to "real" subject: what would my desk look like from above? I'll have to tell you I went into my art area and starting looking at different views trying minimize the mess and clutter. Then I spotted my puppy. She came upstairs as she always does to see what I'm up to and laid down in her usual spot. THAT was my picture because it has a wonderful (well, at least I think so) story behind it.
Penny is the first dog I ever had. We always worked 6 days a week, 10-12 hours a day away from the home for decades. Not a fair situation for a dog, dogs are pack animals and need their company. My husband's situation changed and now works from home, so we got a standard poodle puppy. Penny is 2 years old now and she's been such a blessing in our lives. What I find extraordinary (when I'm NOT taking it for granted) is that this lovely creature has spent hours keeping me company while I create art. She's been doing this since she was a few months old. She doesn't bug me to play, she just keeps me company. Every once in awhile she'll come put a chin on my knee and then I'll realize that I lost track of time and spent hours hunched in one position. I remember this when I go to stand up - owweee! I can remember one day looking down at Penny and her butt was covered with bits of beads, ribbon and other flotsam. What a very good and patience little girl!! Thank you Michelle for the great topic AND for making me take the time to remember what a wonderful puppy I have gracing my life!
PS - I was surfing as I was waiting for my blog picture to upload and saw Kerri's submittal - YES - please tell us how to do that in Photoshop so I can make my work table look artistic - not messy! What is that stamp? "I'm not messy, I'm artistic!" :-)