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"Three Bones (from the Tags, Toys & Treasures series)," 6" x 6", still life painting depicting three Milkbone dog biscuits, exquistely framed in a custom carved and gilt molding. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

I painted this piece last week as part of the Canine Art Guild's Yip! Yip" Hooray Birthday pARTy. Now a "pARTy" is when a group of artists are challenged to create art in a particular thread within a particular time frame. In this case, the theme was celebrating the CAGs birthday (3 people years, 25 in dog years). Participating artists have the entire month of March to complete their art and share it with the group.

(For those of you who do not know about the Canine Art Guild, keep reading: The CAG is an incredible group of canine artists hailing from all over the world. We have banded together to share our resources and combine efforts as we work to increase the visibility and perception of dog-inspired artwork. You can see the talented members and read more about us at http://www.canineartguild.com/ . I am very proud of the sense of community that has grown within the membership, and the manner in which we can lean on each other for guidance and support.)

Of course, my pARTy entry had to be a dog-a-day painting. And of course, trying my hand at a new object has inspired me in yet another direction! I would like to do some more Milkbone/dog treat paintings for the pARTy, but we'll see how well I can squeeze them in. After all, I can only paint so many pieces within a given time!!

I have a number of other deadlines this month, and a full calendar of commissions, so it'll take some creative juggling to get everything completed and out the door. I'd also like to squeeze a day or two off somewhere, as I've worked the last couple weekends. And this whole daylight savings thing always throws me off, too.

Anyways, enough grumping and on with my day! There's paint to throw around! And some homemade fudge in the freezer to keep me going (and warm hugs to those responsible for that!!)
Thanks as always for looking and for sharing these paintings with your friends and family,

Talk to you tomorrow!
Kim

Kimberly Kelly Santini
http://www.turtledovedesigns.com/
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings

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