"Day One," 11" x 14", original acrylic painting, depicting Paws With a Cause Golden Retriever mother and her new baby, private collection. Limited edition giclees on artists' paper remain available, image size approximately 8" x 10" with a generous white margin, priced at $50 each plus $15 s&h. $10 from the sale of each giclee will be donated to Paws With a Cause. Inquiries may come to firstname.lastname@example.org .
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope this finds you well into a year of great promise. The Santini family enjoyed a wonderful holiday together, sharing and building memories regularly into the wee hours. I am back in the studio a little wider and a little wearier (gotta get my body used to only 3 meals a day & an earlier bedtime!!), but ready to take on all that comes my way in 2009!
I had not planned properly for the sheer quantity of emails - inquiries, requests, orders - that would face me on my first official day back in the studio after the year-end breather. And the "reveal" emails - retellings of special gifts given, surprise paintings received - they are all so wonderful - THANK YOU!! I will answer everything, and have been sorting, organizing, typing, and filing all morning.
As eager as I am to paint today, it's become obvious that I will not get over to the easel. I know I won't do my best work with this correspondence hanging over my head. I am going to continue onwards at the computer, and play catchup at the easel tomorrow.
So instead I'll post a favorite painting from March of last year, and take this opportunity to announce my new Etsy store. Etsy is a virtual storefront for artists or all kinds. If you were able to check emails last week, you already know that I opened my own Etsy store, packed full of unsold Dog-a-Day paintings and a couple of gallery stretched canvases. Now you can view available paintings from 2006-2008 on Etsy, instead of having to browse through 3+ years on the Painting a Dog a Day blog.
Through the end of this month I'm offering a 20% discount on all Etsy store Dog-a-Day purchases to the Dog-a-Day readers - just type in DOGADAY at checkout, and wait for me to send your updated invoice.
A warm thanks to those clients who have already purchased from the Etsy store! And a reminder that I will be adding images regularly (perhaps as soon as this afternoon!!), including some gallery stretched larger paintings that are looking for new homes and paintings that even the loyal-est Dog-a-Day readers have not seen before. So bookmark the site and check in often.
Thanks, as always, for looking at and sharing my artwork with your friends and family.
Here's to 2009!