Sunday, November 27, 2011

Custom Pet Portraits with their original image

Here a few custom pet portraits I have been working on lately. The one with the yellow background is Scout, who bless her sweet soul, is in Doggy Heaven. The portrait will be given to the customer's family for Christmas.

The little pug, Fernando, was the winner of the Halloween Pet Costume Contest Amy's Creative Corner held. The owner sent me her favorite photo of Fernando and by gosh by golly, Fernando is a cute little man! You can see all the contestants on my Facebook page: Amy's Creative Corner.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Handmade Gifts and Custom Pet Portraits on

I am experimenting with trying new ways of getting noticed on Now that my digital photography class from Wake Technical College is complete, I will try to practice practice practice what I have learned and produce high quality photographs of my work. It's all about that little thumbnail that people (hopefully) see in the sea of millions of other artist's work. Practice makes perfect!

This Boxer portrait was painted for a customer from the Lemon Tree in downtown Wake Forest. They have graciously displayed a few samples of my work for me and are taking custom orders for me. This was my first one! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Gift Set: Portrait, Necklace and Stationery Set

The orders are coming in...people are catching on to the idea of getting the full package from Amy's Creative Corner. After I paint the portrait on a 6x6 size canvas, I use a printed image of the painted portrait for the pendant necklace with a resin coating and then I sew that image onto stationery cards to create a unique set of cards and envelopes. I am hoping that more people catch on to this pretty cool gift set. I think it's time I paint a more recent portrait of my dog, Mya, and create some stationery for myself! Sometimes gifts for yourself are just what you need. :)

Cozy for the Holidays with Handmade Scarves

I just can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving. I don't know about you, but I don't think we should hear Christmas music on the radio until AFTER Thanksgiving. Anyhow, regardless of my holiday music beliefs, I had the chance to take photos of my beautiful sister modeling my handmade scarves. Thank you Becky for a being a wonderful sport!

These scarves are available for purchase on my Etsy shop, A cozy, unique and fashionable scarf would make a wonderful gift!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Junior League of Raleigh, A Shopping Spree...painting SOLD!

Very exciting news! A few weeks ago, I completed a painting to submit to the Junior League of Raleigh's Shopping Spree exhibit that had a theme of "Southern Menagerie." A couple weeks later, I discovered that my painting was selected and would be displayed and viewed by thousands of people at the Raleigh Convention Center! WOW!!!

And then, I discovered that someone purchased my painting! So that's awesome...someone in this world has a painting of a puppy plot hound sitting in the back of an old Ford pick up truck with three little pigs sitting next to him. I am so glad I had this opportunity to gain exposure for my work and my name. In fact, I am meeting someone who saw my painting at the show to discuss a custom portrait, just like the Southern Menagerie one, but I'll be using her own pup! Cool beans!