Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Up" and "Macabre" custom pet portraits

I love it when customers ask me to create unusual paintings for them. One wonderful customer asked for her dog, Ducky, to be incorporated in the Pixar movie, "Up." Another customer asked for a "macabre" style pet portrait. The bull terrier has a sort of Hannibal Lector look to him. I had a great time painting both orders. And pictured below is my puppy, Tomoe's first portrait painted by me. She is pictured with her sis, Mya. I love my dogs!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Dog Treats Bacon and Peanut Butter Flavor!

As I was submitting a vendor application to the New Braunfels Farmer's Market, I was prompted to list the items I plan on selling. As I was typing out the usual....custom pet portraits...handmade struck me that I should make food for a farmer's market! Food for furry friends. So ran to the store, purchased the ingredients and started baking.


Mya and Tomoe freaked out with happiness over sampling the bacon and the peanut butter treats. I just listed them on Etsy, so we shall see what the response is. And hopefully the Farmer's Market gets back to me. :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Desk Work Area! So happy!

So as you may have noticed, I recently moved to New Braunfels, Texas because of my fiancé's new job. I have been looking for a work desk/ craft table/ work table for two months now and finally got lucky with Craigslist. I found this awesome mid century desk that was painted in a really neat way. A good Craigslist find is always very exciting!! Ha.

So I hung up my cork board covered with an old flour sack from my old farm house and two framed prints. Pictures of my sweet grandparents and sand jars from four consecutive Ocracoke Island trips decorate the top of the desk. I can't wait to work on this all I need though is a chair!

I started working on making replacements for sold prints and cards for ZaPow Gallery in Asheville, NC. My space dog and space kitty and flying saucer chihuahua are still on display there. I miss North Carolina...I will see her pretty terrain soon hopefully.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Early Bird Special! 10% Off!

Early bird special! I know, I's only July, but it's never too early to get your pet-loving-folks on your list the gift that would make them smile for years to come. 

Enter in the promo code: earlychristmas13 and receive 10% off your purchase. This includes all custom pet portraits, handmade gifts, and prints of original artwork. This deal expires August 31, 2013!

Let me know if you have any questions! Visit: to see all of the options of canvas and gifts. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Country Photography New Braunfels Gun Works

Over the weekend, I went out and into the country with my fiancé and his boss man from Hill Country Rifle. They just expanded their business with the addition of gun repairs in a new building called New Braunfels Gun Works. Since it is a new business, they needed some photos of their pieces for their website. When I get the chance to take photos, I am totally there! I had a great time, spider bites and all!! There were dogs on this property in the hill country and fun treasures like rusted steel sheets and old wood, which all made great back drops! The bottom photo, is a revolver that my fiancé made by hand, great craftsmanship!