Saturday, November 19, 2011

Which collar for Zumaya's Christmas Present?

I've spent the morning looking for a new collar for Zumaya for Christmas. My mission was to find a trendy masculine collar. It's actually a bit harder than I thought to find a neat collar for a boy dog. But I'm down to two and need help deciding! Which should I buy and put under the tree for Zumaya my black lab? Red or blue?

Both collars can be found on Etsy by Chloe's Collars.

I've been joyfully busy with orders for the holidays and wanted to share one of latest portraits. Will post the rest after the new year when I know all have been opened!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A wonderful weekend

I had a great time at the Vinoklet Art & Wine festival! I met SO many people and it was really great weather. I just emailed the lucky winner of the $50 gift card I was giving away! Congratulations to Alicia O'Bryant! Thank you for everyone who entered. Don't forget that if you are planning on ordering a portrait in time for the holidays to get it in early, my list fills up fast!

My beautiful sister Emily and my adorable niece Natalee stopped by to visit my booth too!

My next show, and last show for the year is the Loveland High School Art & Craft Expo on November 5th from 10am to 4pm.

A couple new portraits!

Sweet Toby!

Monday, June 27, 2011

A couple new portraits and upcoming shows!

I'm very excited to announce that I was accepted in Vinoklet's Art & Wine Festival which is September 10th & 11th. As well as the Loveland High School Arts & Crafts Show on November 5th! I'm really excited be participate in both of these shows, and have a lot of little things to get ready before them.

Below are two of my latest portraits, with more on the way soon!


The Twins

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Adorable Puppy

This is Nikki - I just sent her portrait off to the printer and should be receiving the finished product this week. Her owners bid on a custom portrait at the Animal Friends Humane Society Bark n' Purr Ball 2010. I thank them for their generous bid, and for this adorable photo to create a portrait from!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Oh so happy Tess!

This portrait started with a very beautiful and creative photo. I love the lighting on the original, and the expression on her face is just priceless!

This portrait was ordered as a birthday present just about a month out from the actual birthday and was completed and delivered with days to spare.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Did a little volunteering today

I would say today has been a pretty productive Saturday! Made some brownies for the bake sale at Animal Friends Humane Society today along with their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Then I stuck around to walk a few dogs while I was there. I wanted to share two really great pups I met while I was there. And please share if you know of anyone looking for a new furry friend.

Loved her. I have to admit that I was just a little nervous when I realized Nikki was one of the only dogs left that hadn't been walked and she just happened to be a German Shepherd. Then I remembered she was probably just as nervous for me to go in and get her out of her cage. Boy was I wrong!! Easy as pie to get the leash on her and oh was she happy to go for a nice long walk. So soft, gentle with me, walks great on the leash, and just a doll! We even worked on learning sit while on our walk, and I can tell she is a real quick learner.
For more information about Nikki - Click here!

Sweet as can be! She is a very unique looking dog, they have her marked as a spaniel mix. She was too funny on the walk because she would get so excited that she would start snorting like a pig. She is so soft and after we were done walking on the muddy trail I went into her kennel to wipe her clean. She cuddle up so sweet and really enjoyed the individual attention.
For more information about Meishka - Click here!

More portraits to share soon I promise! One is a gift so I want to wait to post, and currently working on two more. Will post soon!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Upcoming Events

I have two upcoming events in March, both for two GREAT causes! Circle Tail is an organization that trains dogs to help people with disabilities. Animal Friends Humane Society, located in Hamilton is an awesome shelter! I attend their Bark N' Purr Ball every year and it is a great time! Hope to see you at these events!
March 12th : 6p-9p
Circle Tail Dinner, Art, & Wine for Canines
Join us at Receptions in Loveland for a wine tasting, art exhibit with several featured artists, dinner, silent auction & raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit the programs of Circle Tail!

March 19th : 6p-10p
6th Annual Bark N' Purr Ball
Join us for dinner, complimentary beer and wine all evening, live auction, silent auction, super raffles, split the pot, chinese raffle, music by Thunderbay Band, MC's Tim & My Mom Calls Me George from Kiss107! Reserve your seats today!

Latest Portrait is making its way to Australia!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This portrait is going all the way to Australia!

My next portrait! This was ordered here in Ohio, but is a gift for their friend all the way in Australia. I am thrilled that my work is now making it to another country! So exciting!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I can't believe some of the things dogs and cats will eat!!

Check out this list from the Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. of items that were removed from the stomachs of VPI-insured dogs and cats in 2010.



estrogen patch/make-up brush

tube of denture adhesive

dead poisoned vole


ink pen

plastic nose from teddy bear

magnetic purse clasps


glass Christmas ornament

hearing aid

bed sheet

box of pencils

popsicle stick

avocado pit

dental floss

coffee filter/coffee grounds


pain relief tablet/B.B. pellet/highlighter

tent door

toy squeaker


16 steel wool pads

pseudoephedrine/sponge/snail poison/tampon

20 cherry pits

light bulb

barbecue brush


jumper cables

razor blades

uncooked rice (1 pound)

wallpaper paste


balloon ribbons

bird (whole)


deer antler (partial)

extension cord

leash/3 sticks of butter

pin cushion

portion of wool rug


TV remote control

10 quarters/one penny/one Canadian coin/three arcade tokens

foot-long submarine sandwich

fire log

wooden toy train

pine cone

round chew bone (whole)


eye glasses

money (paper)

oil-soaked dirt


rosary crucifix

25 to 30 soiled diapers

bath bubble mix

bathtub cleaner/outdoor plants

duck bone

Sunday, January 9, 2011

15% Off for Valentine's Day!

Looking for a great gift to give your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? If you place your order by February 1st you will receive 15%off any size portrait. Mention ad when ordering!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas morning...

Thanks Denise for sending this photo! I absolutely love it!
Denise and her husband ordered a portrait for her daughter of her cat. So fun!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A few orders from the Holidays

The holidays are over, and I hope yours was wonderful! I enjoyed my time with my family, and lots of board game playing and puzzle fixing. I had a couple of portraits that I was saving to post until after the holidays because I didn't want to ruin any surprises.

On a sadder note, good friends of mine Joey and Jenn lost their sweet sweet Frankie to a sudden illness that was untreatable just yesterday. I did a portrait of Frankie a while back, and she was one of Zumaya's girlfriends. This news is so sudden and devastating. Frankie was just 4 years old. Thoughts and prayers go out to Joey and Jenn. Little Miss Frankie you will be deeply missed.