This is from October 2011 when I started the June collage for my Longhaired Dachshund calendar. I can't remember why I did this in the kitchen and not the studio. I know I wanted to lay out the materials I would use and work on the color palette before I started. As you can see, I had forgotten to place Darby's pillow in his spot by the French doors. He is waiting there for me to do so.
Covered Bridge at the South Yuba State Park by Steve Fontanini, 1966
Our beloved South Yuba River and Malakoff Diggins are on the California State Parks closure list. The river and the park are the soul of our community. It would be a blow to our economy and our psyche if they closed. Please, please, please (this is me begging) take a few seconds to sign this online petition asking Governor Jerry Brown to remove it from the list.
We need 5,000 signatures by January 12, 2012. As of today we only have 787.