The pastel drawing above is of my very special companion, Sasha. She is a Diva and will accept nothing less as a description. Some dogs make unforgettable companions, but Sasha is more than a mere companion. She is always a few feet away from me, whether I am drawing or sharing a cookie with her at the neighborhood picnic. Although she is absolutely gorgeous and sometimes stubborn, she will melt even the coldest shrew with her smile. I took the reference picture for this piece in the bedroom of our house, underneath a sunlit window. She looked up at me with such innocence. It was an unforgettable moment and I am so thankful that I had my camera in my hands at that moment. This piece seems very spiritual to me. I think it definitely shows the innocence of the animals in our lives... Or a spotlight on an animated diva. What do you think?