I had a wonderful time at the Meet the Artist Yappy Hour event at Woof Gang Bakery. I set up some samples of my work and I had the chance to meet some of the regular customers who visit WGB.
One of the highlights was meeting Miss. Maggie. She was the winner of the WGB summer photo contest, where I donated a custom portrait to the photo that received the most "likes" on WGB's Facebook page. I let the owner know that I'd be set up that evening with her painting all ready for pick up, if she happened to be in town. About mid-way through the event, I looked out the front glass door and saw a scruffy little face that I recognized immediately. It was Miss. Maggie!! I was so excited to meet a furry friend that I had painted...usually I just get photos emailed to me and I ship out the portrait, and never get to meet the little one that I paint. It was so delightful to meet Miss. Maggie, and her owners too, of course! Very nice little family.
I will be setting up again, perhaps a little closer to November, for another Meet the Artist Yappy Hour. So maybe I'll get to meet more of my wonderful little models. :)
The lovely ladies at Woof Gang Bakery do such great work and are so dedicated to their store, I just truly appreciate them so much. When I first displayed paintings on their walls in January, one of the paintings was of one of the owner's dogs. I printed out an image of that painting and created a custom dog treat jar, pictured above, that I gave to the store as a Thank You gift. I don't think they will have a problem keeping the jar full!