Hi! My name is Pearly Girl! I live with an Artist! Sometimes I paint with her also! My Mom is the super creative Vanessa Kiki Johanning, and we are together every day! You might ask, how can I paint if I am a dog? Well, just like other artists do, silly…I use my paws! I live by a lake, and I come from a family of FUN people!
We have so many studios at our house but my favorite one is on the Artboat! My Sister Alicia Frye and my mom decorated it with colorful flags and ribbons! It’s quite the sight! The boat for me is a great Art studio! I get so excited just hearing the word “B-O-A-T,” it gets my tail a’waggin and my puppy smile a’showin!
I love bouncing up on the colorful pontoon and finding a towel warmed from the sun to sit on! This will set my scene for what I am going to paint and where I get my inspiration! Yes, sometimes it gets in my fur! But that’s ok, I like it! Then I will match my mom! Lol. She always says every place you go, can be your art studio! Then, when I start painting, I look around to see what is colorful. We listen to the sounds around us, with my little pointy triangle ears I hear what my heart wants to create!
My mom KIKI always paints the smiles of the faces we see passing by. Our favorite thing to paint is the beautiful sunsets! They are so majestic and make my tail wiggle wiggle wiggle! When my tail wags, it’s time for magic! I always love seeing the paint melt together like ice cream on a hot summer day!! Sometimes, we paint the lily pads that I see in the lagoon…the flowers are amazing!
I hope one day you can get yourself in an art boat and paint together and sit amongst the waves! It will change you in wonderful ways!