Monday, November 30, 2009

Anyone Want a Calendar?

I am thinking of offering a calendar of my runnin' dogs from the adventures in my dog park for Gifts this year.

I have to design and get the goodies going, but was wondering if any of you all would be interested in ordering 12 of your favorites on to hang on a wall?

If so, comment on your favorites or drop me an email and help me choose. If you don't want to buy it, you can STILL comment and we can vote for our favorites.

Pick a date or a breed etc.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


We have waited for the perfect hairdo and right look and for some reason all of the stars aligned and Lady, who I met about this time last year, is finally immortalized!


Friday, November 27, 2009


This was the winner in the Silent Auction for Friends of Animal Care and Control. It is a memorial. Took a while to even get the photo because the winner and I were crying too much to talk about it!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks

Well, I am a bit shy of my DAILY dog, but starting this on Thanksgiving last year this is the titular anniversary of the blog.
Thank you all on this great Thanksgiving day!

Ready to Chew.... um... HANG the Stockings!

Titus and Troy, ready for the holidays and a Christmas Card!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My Kid, the Cat.

...also known as the dude. Yes, I am getting obsessive, but today I did the unthinkable! I decorated him. I will say I was amazed. He seemed to think he was looking pretty studly, so I just had to immortalize him!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Amazing Ears!

I met this little Papillon last Friday at a wine tasting event. Sitting on the floor next to her, she came in meekly and shy. I do my favorite little sound to perk them up and WHOOSH, these ears flew open like wings! I was nearly knocked off my heals!

Monday, November 23, 2009


I either missed it or looked at my reference so long I THOUGHT I had painted this beautiful dog. I met Shadow's owner in the park today and mentioned I had a great painting of his dog! So, since I can't find it, here is another... we will keep checking!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Change of Species

From a photo donated as reference to a group of artists, I did this little Maine Coon as a demonstration, first for a very festive wine tasting and then finished Saturday at an outdoor festival. More dogs to come as Christmas nears, but even kitties need a little representation as gifts!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Such a Clown!

I regret I have forgotten this little girl's name, but she is a commission for my vet. This is the diamond canvas which is a 5x5 and hangs very simply on a nail anywhere you need it. Same price as my minis $90.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I still get a little nervous posting gifts, but this is a great one! Mom and Dad love this good old dog. They know he won't be around long so we are cautiously sending emails, hoping the son won't see it and spoil the Christmas surprise.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Christmas Gifts are Starting!

This lovely couple is a great gift from a son to Mom and Dad of the best dogs a family could have. What a really special treat to remember the rest of the family. Sure beats an Ipod!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bark and Wine Winner

Remember, when you are getting the Christmas shopping done, I work pretty fast at this time of the year...
I received the photo from the silent auction winner at last weekend's Bark and Wine event and am ready to deliver this weekend! SUCH A CUTIE!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dog from the Dark....

Sounds so mysterious! Nahhh. I was painting last weekend at the Bark and Wine event and the sun set and I had more to paint... I was pretty amazed how LITTLE I really screwed up. Here is the last of the three from Valley Rescue.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Hand Me Down Commission

I am so grateful for this one. A good friend and artist just didn't have time for a rush order. YOU KNOW ME! I got the picture yesterday and helped her with her own holiday rush:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Another Rescued Chihuahua

My Bark and Wine buddies on Saturday had a crew of
great dogs available. By the time I got this one started,
I am happy to report, I believe it was heading to a home!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


I did a rescue group - Valley Dogs - this evening, and wanted to be prepared. This is Max. the son of the organizer. And that teeny green is the TENNIS ball in his mouth. Rescues are the best, but I am going to have a very hard time labeling this one... some Sharpei, some Mastiff????

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chuy, the Chihuahua

The organizer of my last charity dinner knew a good thing when she saw it and ordered the first of my mini-portrait specials for the year! This little Chuy is all personality... and apparently some tongue as well!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Almost Done

I have some shadows to fill in but I would say, if their mom likes them, I do too!