15×20 watercolor and watercolor pencils on 140# watercolor paper. Original available.
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I am beginning to have entirely to much fun with watercolors.. It’s such a blast!!! .. whoda thunk it. You know what’s sad though? Just think of all the work I could have had if I’d been painting all along.. I shudder to think how full my little house would be..
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The Border Collie is a dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for use on farms to assist with the herding of livestock. Their intelligence has been observed as having an intuitive quality that goes well beyond basic instinct. Such sensitivity calls for an environment that engages their higher faculties; otherwise, they can become distressed. With this accounted for, they are excellent companion animals.
Typically extremely energetic, acrobatic and athletic, they frequently compete with great success in dog sports, in addition to their success in sheepdog trials, and are often cited as the most intelligent of all dogs.
History The Border Collie is descended from droving dog breeds. The name for the breed came from its probable place of origin along the Scottish English borders. Mention of the “Collie” or “Colley” type first appeared toward the end of the 19th century, although the word “collie” indeed is older than this and has its origin in Lowland Scots dialects. Many of the best Border Collies today can be traced back to a dog known as Old Hemp.
In 1915, James Reid, Secretary of the International Sheep Dog Society in the United Kingdom first used the term “Border Collie” to distinguish those dogs registered by the ISDS from the Kennel Club’s “Collie”, which originally came from the same working stock but had developed a different, standardized appearance following its introduction to the show ring in 1860 (info from Wikipedia).