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Pets…and Kids!

We had a small but talented group of painters yesterday …. kids and adults painting pets.  They turned out great!  wp-1578225374794.jpgAnd Lincoln had the best time because one girl’s family came with a baby….Lincoln LOVEs babies and couldn’t lick this one enough.  The baby didn’t mind and gave Lincoln cookies…and let him lick the food off his spoon.  Lincoln was in heaven.

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Mister from GAThis is Mister.  He was a commission that was given to his mom for Christmas.  I got the nicest phone call on Christmas day from the parents who gave the painting as a gift to their daughter who had recently lost Mister.  They were very pleased….said there was a lot of tears but that she was thrilled with the gift.

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These are the final photos from the last Pet Portrait session of this year.  Can’t wait to see all the wonderful ones we create in the new year.  Check out the dates and times for all The Studio’s upcoming classes by clicking here.  And join us soon!

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More Pets

wp-1577443227065.jpgI got word yesterday that other Pet Portrait gifts had been presented….and LOVED!  So now I can share the photos.  These were also painted at the last Pet session of the year.  What a wonderful gift someone received.

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Gift of Pet Portraits

wp-1577443227170.jpg Last Saturday at the final Pet Portrait session of this year we had several people who were painting gifts for family and friends.  I love it when that happens.  They make the BEST gifts.  Here ais one the owner did for herself and one that was a gift that I am sure delighted the recipient. If you would like to paint a pet join us at the next session on Saturday, January 18th.  Click here for more information and to register.

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Gracie from MemphisI always love it so much when someone I have painted a commission for in the past contacts me to work for them again.  This year I heard from Sam from Memphis who I had painted two of his dogs for before and he needed a portrait of Gracie….a rescue they had recently lost.  Here is what he told me about her:  “As I know you like some background on the dogs you paint here is Gracie’s story. We found her. Late one night Charlotte thought she saw a coyote, but it ran away quick. The next morning our next door neighbor called to tell us there was a dying dog on their porch, I don’t know if the coyote and Gracie were the same animal or not, but believe so. Well this dog wouldn’t let anyone get near her but me…..and only because I got on my belly to crawl up to her. I took her to the vet where we found out that she was near starving to death. We took her home and nursed her back to health, never thinking we would keep her as we had 2 dogs already.  Charlotte named her Gracie, saying that all but the grace of me that she would be dead.  Well it turns out that we found a girl that wanted her, with two small kids. She needed surgery, she was pregnant and had a ruptured spleen, either from abuse or a car, and the vet said she had to remain quiet for 6 weeks, which meant she couldn’t go to the home with kids, and would have to say with us for 6 weeks. You guessed it. After 6 weeks we Graciecouldn’t give her up. Maggie, the blonde lab died a year or so later. Hawthorne died 4 or 5 years later.  So Gracie was queen of the roost by herself for the next 10 years….she lived to be 16.  She was a pretty mellow dog. Always wanted to be in the same room as us, or if we were outside she wanted to be outside. Was as sweet a dog as you ever want to meet, but wasn’t really affectionate. I bet in 16 years she only licked me 2 or 3 times. Very well behaved and socialized. Can’t remember her getting into trouble……unlike Hawthorne who was constantly in trouble.  She too wore a colorful color like all our dogs, but she had so much hair you can’t see it.  Well hopefully this gives you some idea of her personality.”

Then yesterday I got this nice email from Sam…”We love it!!!! Charlotte cried. She thought you captured her likeness very well. And the red is great. We will hang it tomorrow and I will send a picture. Thanks again so much. ”

I love a happy ending!

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20191023_234959.jpgLincoln awarded “Employee of the Quarter” for 3rd Quarter of 2019 at The Studio!  He’s an amazing employee!!!  The kids helped honor him after class yesterday.  Nice!!!

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