Autumn in Midsummer

I woke up to an overcast and blustery Sunday today. A brisk cold wind greeted me when I stepped outside to let Isis, my newest fur baby out. Hard to believe the first day of Summer just passed and even harder to believe that one week from now we're expecting 107 degree days. So I savored this autumn like day and found myself wanting to create, something I haven't really done in a while.

Isis was one of the pit bulls I worked with at the shelter through the pit bull rescue group I volunteer with. She was so much fun to train and had such a sweet, silly personality. It was so hard for me to try to get her adopted because I kept falling in love with her and after about 2 months I decided to foster her. A few days later we decided to adopt her.
She and my Luna are still in the very early stages of getting to know each other. Luna is definitely not happy about having this new intruder in her house so she's mostly hiding in the bedroom. I'm crossing my fingers that Isis will be good to her and that they'll eventually get along.
Much to my delight Isis doesn't mind being dressed up. We were in a parade last weekend and she happily wore a vest, scarf and a paper tutu! She'll patiently sit to have her scarf tied on and even let me put a glittery foam tiara on her head.
Since we're walking in our neighborhood 4th of July parade I decided to make her a fun tulle tutu this morning. She let me try it on her several times and finally posed for her picture when it was done.
For a great super easy tutorial on how to make your own doggie tutu
visit Pitlandia.
Although I haven't been doing a lot of art lately I still pick up my paint brushes now and then. This is a painting of Lola, another one of the wonderful pit bulls I was training. She recently found her forever home and is now named Athena. Though I'm always happy to see our pups get adopted it's always bittersweet for me because I really love all of them.
I hope you had a magical solstice.
Happy Summer and have a safe 4th!