Wednesday, May 06, 2009


We're getting a puppy!
The litter was born yesterday :)
My boys will have a new best friend
this summer,
and I'm so excited!
I haven't had a dog since I was in college
and I miss it so much.
His name will be Turbo.
Made this watercolor today,
can you guess his breed?

*I'll be back tomorrow with the F.A.Q.


53 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Aya Rosen said...

so awesome! I'm jealous! I want a puppy to!

I'm foreseeing a lot more doggy art in your near future.

5/06/2009 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Border Collies are my favourite. I'm so excited for you!

5/06/2009 12:38 PM  
Blogger bumblesandlu said...

oh me oh my. i also have a border collie (mix) named Turbo. He's 4 and oh so awesome!

5/06/2009 12:49 PM  
Anonymous kangaroo said...

oooh...turbo is a very appropriate name for a border collie puppy. good thing you have little ones to wear him out! congrats on the new edition!

5/06/2009 12:51 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

I just love your technique! Gennine, you kill me. Keep 'em comin'.

5/06/2009 12:53 PM  
Blogger Moose said...

What fantastic news for everyone! I have some friends that are Border Collies. My human mom says they are very intelligent, even though I don't understand why they keep trying to herd me!!
Tail Wags to All.

5/06/2009 1:07 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

i know nothing about dogs, but this is such a cute piece :)

5/06/2009 1:13 PM  
Blogger Katherine B. said...

Congrats on the new pup! We have a 12 week old Cavailer pup that we just love to death. You forget just how much fun it is to have a pup in the house!!

5/06/2009 1:21 PM  
Blogger lori vliegen said...

congratulations on the new addition to your family!! :)

5/06/2009 1:29 PM  
Blogger Novi On The Go said...

Looks like a border collie. I like the red tongue! Nice work!

5/06/2009 1:31 PM  
Blogger Diana Jiron Graff said...

a border collie! aw... i had a border collie look alike growing up, i have never had another one since, i miss that one too much.. but one day I would love for my kids to have a dog too... the breed would not matter ;)

5/06/2009 1:34 PM  
Blogger Jane Farr said...

How fortunate for Turbo to own two boys! Lucky dog!

5/06/2009 1:35 PM  
Blogger enikő said...

A border collie, isn't it? Such a beautiful image of such a great dog!

We got our first puppy (a labrador) two days ago and we're still excited about it. Enjoy your puppy! :)

5/06/2009 2:20 PM  
Blogger Valaine said...

Cute! :)

5/06/2009 2:23 PM  
Blogger Aris said...

you are all going to have so much fun! Border collies are great with children!

5/06/2009 2:55 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

Awe!! It's a border collie!! I have a 13 weeks old puppy and it has been sooo much fun, challenging at times but definitely worth it! Enjoy Turbo! Can't wait to see pictures.

5/06/2009 2:56 PM  
Blogger kt_kthx said...

Aww how sweet! I can't wait to get a dog when I finished with school next year!

5/06/2009 3:01 PM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

Awwww! What a delightful painting!

5/06/2009 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd cross and we love her to pieces! Turbo is a very descriptive choice of names; our dog is 4 months old and completely crazy but what a fantastic hound. Have fun. And, thanks for sharing all of your artwork. I have recently ordered some of 'your' journals from Dick Blick and I cannot wait for them to arrive.
Kelly in Canada

5/06/2009 5:05 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

a border collie! oh how fun! congratulations on your upcoming new arrival. ahhhh...puppy love! We have a Lab and a Beagle. And a cat!

5/06/2009 6:02 PM  
Blogger LollyChops said...

Border collie???? Happy for your family!

5/06/2009 6:13 PM  
Blogger Mariss said...

Border collie!? Congrats to you and your family. The boys are in for a treat. I'm so jealous in a good way :)

5/06/2009 6:17 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Congrats on the new puppy!! Turbo is a perfect name for a Border Collie. Dogs are such wonderful companions.

5/06/2009 6:49 PM  
Blogger Carlene said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you! (and also a little envious) (although I don't really envy the housetraining thing)

But...Puppy pictures!!!! I can't wait.

5/06/2009 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Is he named after the border collie on the Italian TV show, "Turbo"?

5/06/2009 7:49 PM  
Blogger caniche vagabundo said...

Great idea!

5/06/2009 9:27 PM  
OpenID oneartistjournal said...

What beautiful artwork you make..I found you on Artful blogging..and I'm so glad I did.

5/06/2009 11:25 PM  
Blogger higgymama said...

Border Collies! I grew up with a border collie. Smart, fun dogs. We just got a puppy as well. It's wacky but worth it. Enjoy!

5/07/2009 12:07 AM  
Blogger Alisa said...

Yea! There is nothing better than a dog!

5/07/2009 12:28 AM  
Blogger ali said...

oh i love it! your boys will have a new friend. i waited a good 15 years before i got a dog ... i wanted one so badly for that whole time and now i LOVE it. yes yes, he is definitely a border collie. tell us all about your adventures with this pup and be prepared for a bit of parenting again. :P

5/07/2009 12:31 AM  
Anonymous lilotte said...

It looks like a border collie, very smart dogs but they need to work a lot. Try agility, they are the best.

5/07/2009 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Aaawwww! He's pretty cute, Border Collie??

5/07/2009 2:49 AM  
Blogger Marian said...

Border Collie! Good luck! You're family will have so much fun.

5/07/2009 3:10 AM  
Blogger pebbledash said...

Now he must be a border collie...and Turbo is such a great name, very suited to borders!

5/07/2009 3:34 AM  
Blogger gret said...

Aww, a lovely Border Collie for you all. They are a lovely breed (although quite spirited at times!). I hope you enjoy welcoming him into the family. And that watercolour is lovely - you are so talented!

5/07/2009 3:49 AM  
Blogger Tyggereye said...

Oooh you're getting a border collie? Thats so great! Congrats. They are great dogs. An old vet friend of mine had one named Jonesy and he was the coolest dog EVER.

Can't wait to see pics. Great illustration!

5/07/2009 3:57 AM  
Blogger MONICA said...

Congrats on the new pup!
I just love your technique! Gennine

5/07/2009 4:41 AM  
Blogger TrippleJN said...

Wonderful news! I can see the your excitement, anticipation and love in those charming doggy eyes.


5/07/2009 6:51 AM  
Blogger Lara Brehm said...

what great exciting news Geninne!! I looove dogs and getting a puppy is the best thing ever! Your painting is wonderful and I'm sure you will have lots of fun portraiting your little pup! :)

5/07/2009 7:13 AM  
Blogger Amapoftheworld said...

Hola Querida Nine y familia.

Desde acá los tenemos presentes y esperamos se cuiden mucho por estos dias, hasta que las cosas se aquieten.

Sería lindo poder hablar y vernos por el skype. Yo te ubique, pero me aparece tu autorización pendiente,
A ver si nos coordinamos y nos contactamos.

Nosotros bien y Alonsito esta grande y lindo (papas chochos)

Un gran beso y abrazo


5/07/2009 7:19 AM  
Blogger Beatriz Seoane said...

Qué delicado todo tu trabajo! me encanta tomarme mi tiempo para investigar y disfrutar de todos los rincones de tu blog. Me relaja mucho. Gracias por todo lo bonito que haces!. Un saludo desde España

5/07/2009 8:36 AM  
Blogger puscher said...

BORDER COLLIE for sure!! We have an australian Shepard, they are close cousins and they are beautiful smart and loving dogs... ours is called Victor and is a huge part of our family!

BTW: I love your blog!! your stamps, your water colors and your beautiful home!

and your kids are amazing artists as well!!

5/07/2009 10:27 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

We had a border collie/golden retriever mix when I was a kid. She was MORE border collie though and treated children like sheep attempting to herd us whenever we were outside playing!

Congrats to the whole family!

5/07/2009 10:47 AM  
Blogger said...

AWW! I have a border collie-they're the BEST!

5/07/2009 12:43 PM  
Blogger Hanna and Daniel said...

Oh thats great! And will totaly change your life! I'v hade my dog for three years now and getting her was the best thing I'v ever done - she's my best friend.

Good luck! Looking forward to all the doogy art to come...

5/07/2009 1:40 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

yay!!! :D

we are getting a puppy this summer, too! twins again!


5/07/2009 3:15 PM  
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5/09/2009 10:57 PM  
Blogger monkeyandsquirrel said...

oh someone's going to have their hands very full with a border collie pup! you can train them to do just about anything. congrats and enjoy the puppy days!!!

5/16/2009 5:52 AM  
Blogger spearmint baby said...

so cute!

5/20/2009 1:44 PM  
Blogger Shipra Panosian said...

ha ha, what a cute name. And he already has a portrait of him by you?! Lucky dog :) I think I should have named one of my sons 'Turbo', it would be SO appropriate!

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