Sunday, June 23, 2013

Day 95 Lounge in the Flowers Basset


"Lounge in the Flowers Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

9 x 12 Pencil Sketch

My first attempt at a full size sketch.
I like how he turned out and like the flowers as well.

Day 94 Playin in the Dirt Basset

"Playin in the Dirt Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Outdoor Miscellaneous

I couldn't resist making this little guy
while I was "playin in the dirt".

Friday, June 21, 2013

Day 93 Just Doodlin Basset

"Just Doodlin Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Zentangle with Marker

Another attempt at a zentangle basset.  Simplicity.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Day 92 Have Bowl Will Travel Basset

"Have Bowl Will Travel Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Pencil Sketch

Half sketched basset holding his bowl.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Day 91 Little Blue Basset

"Little Blue Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Scrapbook Paper Craft

This is Little Blue Basset made out of scrapbook paper.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Day 90 Stationary Basset

"Stationary Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Paper Craft

Another recycled usage basset made out of unused writing stationary.
He's got flowers on his hindquarters.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Day 89 Ladder Envy Basset

"Ladder Envy Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


This is my boy Hoover who is watching my husband who is up on the ladder.
He sat her for hours while my he worked clearly display ladder envy.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Day 88 Scarfed Basset

"Scarfed Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


This basset is properly attired in a fancy glittery scarfed.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Day 87 Greeting Card Basset

"Greeting Card Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


Used an old greeting card to become a basset.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Day 86 Basset Tic Tac Toe

"Basset Tic Tac Toe"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Photography Craft

Tic Tac Toe - Three In a Row
Looks like Hoover Beats Kirby

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Day 85 The Stripes Have It Basset

"The Stripes Have It"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


Today's Basset is brought to you with wrapping paper.
I realize that this basset shouldn't be dressed in
stripes because it is not thinning.  LOL

Friday, June 7, 2013

Day 84 Soothing Basset

"Soothing Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


Today's Basset is brought to us courtesy of Halls Cough Drops.
Nothing worse than a summer cold to provide inspiration!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Day 83 Dogs of a Feather

"Dogs of a Feather"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


Today's Basset is a cute reminder of the power of the pack.
It was much harder to decorate this basset they I anticipated.
Feathers are not very flexible.  :-)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Day 82 Sweet Tooth Basset

"Sweet Tooth Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


Today's Basset is brought to you courtesy of Hershey's.
Unfortunately a Chocolate Hershey Bar as harmed in the making of this.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Day 81 Bedazzled Basset

"Bedazzled Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


This Basset is ready for a night on the town.
All bedazzled and ready to go!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Day 80 Flower Bearing Basset

"Flower Bearing Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

4 x 6 Pencil Sketch

In honor of Wedding Season
I thought it appropriate to sketch a
canine part of the wedding party!!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Day 79 Check Out This Basset

"Check Out This Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


Who wouldn't want checks with dogs on them?
My personal favorite - Bassets of course!!! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Day 78 - Recliner Capacity of Bassets

"Recliner Capacity Bassets"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


How many bassets can fit in one recliner? 
Apparently two - albeit it doesn't look real comfortable.
My silly boys.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Day 77 A Nut-ella of a Basset

"A Nut-ella of a Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Food Craft

Today's Basset is me.brought to you courtesy of Nutella.
It is much harder to design using peanut butter.  This was one tasty basset.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Day 76 Teardrop Basset

"Teardrop Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Doodle Drawing

This Basset originally began as a therapy for me.
Some sad changes going on in my personal life
 (good in the long run but in the short term )
But as often happens when we are feeling sorry for our situation
we are humbled by the hardship of others. 
I finished the teardrops on this basset watching the coverage
of the terrible tragedy in Moore, OK. 
It truly put my sad feelings in perspective.
My thoughts and prayers are focused on the families
and friends impacted by such a terrible disaster.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Day 75 Cross Stitch Pattern Basset

"Cross Stitch Pattern Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Handicraft Pattern

Created this pattern in Excel. 
Purchased the materials and will be creating this in Cross Stitch
on Aida Cloth in the not to distant future.

Monday, May 20, 2013

And Then There Is A Time Out . . .

(courtesy of
My 365 Days of Bassets Journey had to go on a TIME OUT
or better described a SURGICAL PAUSE.
My week long recovery last from 5/14 - 5/20.
I just wasn't up to or capable of creativity while healing.
But I'm Back Now.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Day 74 Avon Basset

"Avon Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Craft Cutout

Today's basset is a shameless plug for Avon! 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Day 73 Mothers Day Basset

"Mothers Day Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

11 x 14
Acrylic on Canvas
Celebrating Bassets #4

Painting 4 of my Celebrating Bassets Series.

Today's Basset is wishing all the Mom's out there a

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Day 72 Impressionistic Basset

"Impressionistic Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


Today's basset is an Impressionistic take on my baby girl Cleo.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Day 71 Chip the Basset

"Chip the Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Food Craft

Sometimes a little snack is all that it takes for inspiration. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Day 70 Basset Unchained

"Basset Unchained"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Jewelry Craft

A silly take on Django Unchained.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Day 69 Storytime Basset

"Storytime Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


Today's basset is a children's book that my friends
at work gave to me this afternoon.   The storyline is so cute
and I really needed that smile.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Day 68 Waiting for Dad Bassets

"Waiting For Dad Bassets"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


A priceless picture of all the bassets. 
They sit so patiently waiting for Dad to come home.
As soon as they hear his vehicle coming they start whining
and shaking uncontrollably.  You'd think they loved him or something.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Day 67 Fills My Heart Basset

"Fills My Heart Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Cardboard Craft

This is true as true can be.
My pups most definetly fill my heart with joy!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Day 66 - Crazy Craisin Basset

"Crazy Craisin Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Food Craft

This yummy basset is created with Craisins.  They were just sitting
there on the counter and I'm confident they were saying use me.

As a disclaimer, it is impossible for me to say that no craisins were
harmed in this creation because several were devoured during creation.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Day 65 Folded Paper Craft Basset

"Folded Paper Craft Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Paper Craft

This seemed like a great craft when I first saw the craft.
After I printed everything out, lo and behold I found
out that all the instructions were in Japanese.

This turned out really cute but was quite a difficult task.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Day 64 Black & White Basset


"Black & White Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Paper & Construction Paper Craft

A basset of simplicity.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Day 63 Penny For Your Thoughts Basset

"Penny For Your Thoughts Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Penny Craft
Today's Basset is brought to us courtesy of the US Mint.
He just begs you to offer him a penny for what is on his mind.
If you look closely I used different colored (more tarnished)
pennies for his ears to give them more definition.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Day 62 Qtip Basset

"Qtip Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Qtip Craft
I was pondering what to do for today's basset this morning
while I was getting ready for work.  

Wa Lah, right there in front of me was my inspiration.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Day 61 Windy Basset Zentangle


"Windy Basset Zentangle"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Pencil Zentangle Drawing
I look on at my friend Yvonne's daily Zentangles
and think I should be able to do that. 
Well here is a borderline awful attempt.
However, I committed to posting my creations.
Clearly not everything is a masterpiece.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Day 60 Kirby's Basset Bio-Poem

"Kirby's Bio-Poem"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Poetry - BioPoem
Cliffort's von Kirbenstein
Precocious ~ Peanut Head ~ Silly ~ Smart
Brother of ~ Cliffort's von VanderHoover
Loves ~ playing with Cleo
Who feels ~ everything is about him
Who needs ~ food, water and attention
Who gives ~ soft alligator gnawing
Who fears ~ being left out of something
Who would like ~ complete house access
Who shares ~ unlimited love
Who is ~ constantly in need of attention
Who is a resident of ~ Colorado

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Day 59 Energized Basset

"Energized Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Cardboard Cutout Craft
While listening to my crazy boys running around outside
this morning, I was inspired to create this one.
This cutout basset was saved from the rubbish pile. 
What does it mean that I am now using future trash for inspiration?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Day 58 I'm Walking Basset

"I'm Walking Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

4 x 6 Pencil Sketch
On a beautiful spring day like today I was inspired
to draw this "I'm Walking" Basset. 
He is clearly ready to get moving!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Day 57 Hoover's Basset Bio-Poem

"Hoover's Bio-Poem"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Poetry - BioPoem
Cliffort's von VanderHoover
Loving ~ Perfect AKC ~ Patient ~ Concerned
Brother of ~ Cliffort's von Kirbenstein
Loves ~ chasing his ball
Who feels ~ unloved by Cleo
Who needs ~ food, water and attention
Who gives ~ big slobbery kisses
Who fears ~ the small white cat Ezra
Who would like ~ unlimited biscuits
Who shares ~ his bed with his friends
Who is ~ brown, black and white
Who is a resident of ~ Colorado

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Day 56 Mr. Red Basset

"Mr. Red Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Watercolor Pencil
 11 x 14 Mixed Media Paper

My first venture into Watercolor Pencils.
Still not completely sure how to use the pencils completely.
However, I really like the way they spread when the water was added.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Day 55 Handy Basset

"Handy Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

 8 1/2 x 11 Pencil Drawing

Ok, not sure how I feel about this one.
Used the outline of my hand which made one ear shorter.
Not saying he's not cute but kinda looks maimed.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day 54 Daily Vitamin Basset

"Daily Vitamin Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

 Vitamin Craft

This idea came to me when I was looking for a band-aid
in my medicine cabinet.  Ok, honestly I used Naproxen for
the pretty blue eyes.  Shaking things up with another shape
for me to do some outline crafts.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 53 Biscuit Basset

"Biscuit Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

 Dog Biscuit Craft

Who knew
 that a full biscuit and two broken pieces creates
"A Basset Hound".

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Day 52 Mr. Rice Chex

"Mr. Rice Chex"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

 8 1/2 x 11 - Cereal Craft

Cereal on counter and new outline pattern on the table.
It seems like it was just fate the Mr. Rice Chex was born. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Day 51 Bow-legged Basset

"Bow-legged Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

9 x 12
Pencil Sketch
Love my little bow-legged man. 
Very happy with how he turned out.
Getting better everytime with adding
in blending and shading.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Day 50 The Nose Has It

"The Nose Has It"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


My boy Hoover is pretty camera elusive. 
For some reason he shys away from picture time.
That made this all the more special. 
I had to snap this shot where he is laying his head
on my knees not so subtly begging to get on my lap.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day 49 Push Pin

"Push Pin"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Push Pin Craft

Sometimes a grab into the junk drawer
is all it takes to find inspiration.

This Basset is apparently a little "pushy".  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Day 48 In the News

"In the News"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Newspaper Craft

What a better way to represent a Basset Hound than
one using the "funny papers" as the shape.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Day 47 Stone Basset

"Stone Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Decorative Stone Craft

These decorative stones were just laying around begging to be used.
Of course since I am very OCDish, they had to be placed in a pattern.