"Polar," 6" x 8", commissioned portrait of a long haired white shepherd, done in acrylics on panel, headed to a private collection (THANK YOU!).
Polar was adopted from a shelter when he was about 2 years old. He was a scaredy cat, but his new mom took it upon herself to properly socialize and safely expose him to his fears one by one. Even his sister Zoe (yesterday's painting) worked with him!! (actually, they were good for each other - Polar burned much of her energy off and she showed him the ropes.)
If you are interested, Polar's portrait was photographed as I painted, and he is included on the studio Facebook page.
Thanks, as always, for looking at and sharing my artwork,
Keeping it Local and Handmade
We can deny it all we want, but the holidays are just around the corner. And with the holidays come many traditions of gift giving.
And now the internet makes it so easy to find incredible handcrafted gifts that go beyond perfect - not only are you supporting a working artist, you are buying an item that's made in America and doing your part in helping our economy to rebound.
Here's a couple of my current favorite things/shops on etsy (a website that's all handmade or vintage items):
A. Spear's classically designed bunny cup. I want to sip a latte out of this!!
Renate Kirkpatrick's freeformcrochet scarves (she has a mess of other items too!) - I so want to learn how to do this!!
Sweetpoppycat's upcycled sweater dolls. Baby Dylan is going to get one of these.