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.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Day 46 Blended Basset

"Blended Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

9 x 12
Colored Pencil Blending Practice

This entry is yet "another" futile attempt by me to practice blending.
This is a technique that continues to elude me. 
I just can't seem to be able to achieve the light side of the spectrum.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Day 45 Spring Basset

"Spring Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

11 x 14
Acrylic on Canvas
Celebrating Bassets #3

Painting 3 of my Celebrating Bassets Series.

Today's Basset is patiently waiting for Spring to arrive.
He's not a big fan of the Groundhog. 
In fact he would hunt him down if we were in PA.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Day 44 Hoover Bookmark

"Hoover Bookmark"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Matte Photo Paper Ink Drawing

M.y individual bookmark made for my boy "Hoover".

Friday, April 12, 2013

Day 43 Dos Basset Bottle Top

"Dos Basset Bottle Tops"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Bottle Top Craft

Sometimes ideas to make a Basset come to you in the strangest places.
When I look I this I can't help but think of the commercial
I don't always draw dogs but when I do it is Dos Bassets.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Day 42 Kirby Bookmark

"Kirby Bookmark"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Matte Photo Paper Ink Drawing

My individual bookmark made for my boy Kirby!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day 41 Kirby Sketch

"Kirby Sketch"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

9 x 12
Pencil Sketch

This is a pencil sketch of my boy Kirby.
This drawing does him justice because he has
a long and pronounced skinnier nose than his brother.
We call him our "alligator dog".

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Day 40 Basset Limerick

"Basset Limerick"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Poetry - Limerick
Hoover and Kirby Are Basset Hounds
With Bellies That Are Low To The Ground
Their Sweet Disposition
And Loving Conviction
Nothing's Better Than Their Baying Sounds

Monday, April 8, 2013

Day 39 Cleo Bookmark

"Cleo Bookmark"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Matte Photo Paper Ink Drawing

One of 3 book marks I created using ink.
These will be laminated in thick paper to become
hard usable bookmarks to my reading pleasure.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Day 38 Super Star

"Super Star"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Craft with Star Stickers

Now this Basset is truly a Super Star. 
Working with stickers is always FUN!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Day 37 Bead-o-Basset

© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Craft Beads

Another use for the mini beads use in the safety pin craft on Day 18.
This had the potential to become a MAJOR MESS with hundres
of these tiny little loose beads.  I believe only about 20 or so have
ended up on my floor - nothing that can't be picked up with
the vacuum cleaner.  I like the texture of this one.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Day 36 Basset Hound Bookmark

"Basset Hound Bookmark"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Multi-Media Paper, Acrylic, Ink Drawing

Reusing blending exercise paper to create a book mark.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Day 35 Safety Pin Basset

"Safety Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Craft with Safety Pins

Safety is always important. 
This Basset is made of 2 different sizes of pins.
I have to admit that it tough making a design that is rounded
with pins that are not flexible.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Day 34 Little Miss Cleo

"Little Miss Cleo"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)


This is my precious little Cleopatra. 
She is 13 years old and when we got her we were told
she was a pure bred Basset Hound.  We quickly figured out
that she alot Basset but also alot Beagle.  She has the short legs, squatty body,
but her face and ears are definitely Beagle.  She was a wonderful
surrogate mama for "the boys" when we brought them home.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Day 33 Doggone Good


"Doggone Good"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

Craft with Dog Biscuits

This is my rendition of a biscuit Basset. 
These are little training biscuits for walks and skills.
I have to say that while "my boys" are always interested
in what I am doing when I'm creating, today I had
the complete and undivided attention.
And yes, after the photograph everyone was able to partake
of the above named biscuits.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Day 32 Greeting Basset

"Greeting Basset"
© Lisa Northrup (2013)

4 x 4 Colored Pencil Greeting Card
Mister basset here is my first attempt at colored pencil sketch.
I like the pattern that was achieved with the cardstock material.
Not sure if I got his nose right, it seems a little bulbous.
Nonetheless, he turned out pretty cute.