I once had a beautiful Shepard/huskie mutt who was completely devoted to me; she followed me from room to room around the house and would plunk herself down behind me when I stood at the easel to paint. There were years during her lifetime when I suffered loss and heartbreak, but the presence of this loyal companion helped me, as she seemed to say to me: just KEEP BREATHING and you’ll make it through all this. This piece was recently acquired by a collector. It brings me joy to have this piece going out into world.

A detail shot of KEEP BREATHING is below: