My small screen mini doc debut with Touchvision...

Warning: You might need tissues (according to the folks on Facebook who watched it already). I am humbled and grateful to have had my work and message captured so beautifully by Enero J. Ray and Chad Fedler of Touchvision. This was edited down from a 40 minute interview with me as well as a visit from my client Claire and her pups Medi and Tula. We also took a field trip over to the new Urban Pooch Canine Training Center to get some footage of the new mural I designed. What a gift to have this tribute to my pups Izzy and Alice who were such an integral part of growing my art business and inspiring me to get involved with addressing the Homeless Pet situation so prevalent in our society.touchvisionlt

Art in residence!

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flyerpaintingThis piece is from my dream flyer series back in the late 90’s early 2000’s…vintage ALF! So delightful to see where my work resides, and what a gorgeous home!

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Happy Customers!

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I’m wrapping up my final orders from the Holidays…lots of happy folks coming in to pick up their Commissioned Pet Portraits over the last few months!

 

No Business Like Show Business...

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It’s been a crazy, exhausting, and very fun last couple of weeks! Shows in bitter temps, and snow…but folks still came out and supported us. I’m happy to say I had my best One of a Kind Show, ever…I left with 23 Pet Portrait Orders! Luckily not all were Holiday Orders…I’m so grateful and excited that my new Personalized Portraits seem to be a hit. Here are some photos from One of a Kind and the Chicago Art Girls 2nd Annual Holiday Pop up Shop, last weekend.

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Candid Shots from the 2013 Bucktown Arts Fest

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Some fun shots from the Bucktown Arts Fest…it was a beautiful weekend, so fun to connect with friends and customers old and new! This was my debut show in the art fair world, 18 years ago…1995. My, how time flies! I had an unfortunate incident towards the end of the day Sunday, my temporary crown on my front tooth came off! I was mortified, but in the end it made for a lot of giggling and laughing with artist friends and customers…and it was very sweet when a little girl showed me her lack of ‘2’ front teeth…what was I complaining about?! This is me being brave, posting on the internets…here I am, in all my hillbilly glory:
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Belated 2012 Holiday Show Wrap Up!






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December was crazy busy…3 back to back shows. It was exhausting but also, so much fun. I love doing shows and connecting directly with the people who buy and live with my work! So grateful for all the business. I'll skip the additional  commentary and just share these photos with you. Enjoy!

 

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Wonderful Photos of some of my wonderful customers:

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A respite from color…the Siegel's with their new acquisitions.

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Cindi with her new piece: 'Blue Dog + Blooms'

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The Hunt's with their new painting: 'Canines in Blue'

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Barbara with her 3 new paintings! These were all very personal pieces to me.
Grateful they have found a good home.

Wells Street Recap

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New colllectors: the lovely DeVoll family with their new painting…just happened to resemble their dog: Shadow! A little late sharing, this show was back in June…but had to share these great photos…thank you, James Sharp!

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Some shots from Marion…up next, Wells Street!

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One of a Kind Pics!

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So one of the reasons I don't blog much these days is time. The time required to write a post to go with the photos. So you are missing lots of fun photos…I may start just photo journaling to get this thing going again…that's why the Facebook Fan Page is so easy to update, not much commentary required. In any case, here are a few photos form last week's fabulous One of a Kind Show & Sale..can't believe I forgot to photograph my fabulous neighbors, but it was one of the busiest shows I can remember!:
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