It’s been a while since I posted about my works in progress. I have a very good reason. I have been blessed with commissions! I thoroughly enjoy working on commissioned drawings and all other work gets put on hold when I receive a commission. So what’s happening with my Great Horned Owl and Leopard? I temporarily put my owl on hold. My leopard had a series of unfortunate events! It began as a 16 x 12 inch piece. One afternoon I had to put down my work and attend to something else. Later in the evening when I returned to my drawing I discovered some mysterious spaghetti sauce stains. Not wanting to be deterred I was able to “crop out” the stains making the drawing 12 x 12 inches. Several days later I had to lay down my drawing for a few moments. When I returned, my cat Jacob had decided to sit on the drawing and also stretch on it as I returned to the room. He not only caused smudging, but also made some indentations with his claws! I was not happy! I decided I will restart that drawing on brand new paper… and have learned a lesson of where & how to leave my drawings when unattended! Currently I have begun the next in my series of Nebraska’s endangered/threatened species, the River Otter. These are such cute/playful creatures! It’s been a bit slow going as our family has been dealing with colds, but it feels good to be working on this cutie.