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1 John 3:17,18

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dog Portraits & Guitars

What a sweet dog! You couldn't ask for anything cuter to paint. One of our friends had this painted for his wife's birthday to surprise her! The picture isn't wonderful, but I was really happy with how it turned out. It's so funny how things happen. I never thought I would be painting animal portraits, but thankfully someone gave me a chance to push myself and though I'm still learning, I really enjoy it.

A sweet lady from our school gave me a ton of orders for family members, some of which really challenged my skill level. I warned her ahead of time that I don't have any training and she didn't have to pay me if she wasn't satisfied. She wanted me to do canvases that matched pictures of her nieces jumping on their horses, some of her nephews guitar (they have matching guitars), and also some pictures of their dogs. I was nervous, but excited to try. I'm still working on some others for her, but here are a few I finished.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A few fun things

These are a few fun things I've been working on...

This was a fun idea I did for my mom's Valentine present. I'm pretty sure I didn't come up with this idea, and can't take credit, but I have no idea where it came from. Kennedy seemed to be drawn to it, so I can't believe there were no injuries and that it made it there in one piece. ha! My mom was so excited.

These were some canvases I did for a sweet girl I teach with. She has twins and they are about the get their very own big girl and big boy rooms. :)

I thought this was such a wonderful idea! My friend Ashley Wanted to do some canvases with their family creed on them. They have such a neat marriage and 4 great kiddos. We have known their family for a long time and she is always a wealth of knowledge to me and everyone else who knows her. : )
(p.s. sorry for the bad picture)