This is your LIFE.

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Fabulous illustrator, Holly De Wolf, posted this Holstee Manifesto Poster on her blog along with some other wonderful links, including 20 ways to Get Good Karma, by the Dalai Lama. Hope you find them as inspiring as I did! I hope to read this manifesto every morning before I start my day.

Mr. adorable Shih tzu!


I’m the first to admit, smaller dogs are more of a challenge for me – but I love how this Pet Portrait Print of Mr. Kilo turned out, and especially the color scheme of this piece (my client’s idea). He is an adorable little Shih Tzu.
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Hudson & Holly…Kentucky Goldens

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I just shipped this completed Pet Portrait of Golden Retrievers, Hudson & Holly, to their owners in Kentucky. Another Christmas Gift order completed and crossed off my list, my client gave them the preliminary sketch as the gift and they gave me final edits, it was a welcomed gift. Beautiful pups! Screen shot 2012-02-06 at 3.20.54 PM

New Lhaso Apso Portrait...Aldovas!

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Happy new collectors with their new Custom Pet Portrait Print of their Lhaso Apso, Aldovas!

These are some of the fun produts available to you, once the portrait is done:

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Happy Sunday!

Illustration Friday Submission: SUSPENCE

My Illustration Friday submission for the word SUSPENSE…turns out I had documented a little in my sketchbook this morning.

Some belated fun pics from my Holiday Open Studio:

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Eva May made sure all the ladies left in style!
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My pal and very talented artist Anastasia Mak with her husband, Kurt.
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Happy customers with their new art & fashions!

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Dennis & Merrill picking up all their custom made holiday gifts for family.Screen shot 2012-01-12 at 12.05.05 PM
Better late than never…I'm going to see if I can make up for some lost time and share a bit more from 2011. This means no more Facebook at the studio, unless it's business related. Even then I will limit the time and schedule it for the end of the day or I do it at home…please help keep me accountable!


A lovey little feature from Chicago Canine Concierge:

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I was honored to have my work featured and be interviewed by Chicago Canine Concierge…a wonderful Chicago area Pet Service Referral Business that is also very active in supporting pet adoption and animal welfare causes. You can read the full interview here.

And I know…I've been a horrible blogger, I had grand plans for catching up in January and look at the date! Hopefully February will be that 'catch up' month!