Pet Portraits

Anybody who knows me knows that I love my pets. I’ve had everything from a turtle and fish to a chicken and the more conventional dogs and cats. Currently, my husband and I have a fifteen year old flame tipped Siamese cat and a one year old Pomeranian/Husky dog. Our dearest friend and full bred Pomeranian passed away earlier this year after fifteen amazing years, but he will forever be in our hearts. He was the best!

Years ago, I made a greeting card with sketchy, intentionally imperfect portraits of our cat, Bluto, and our dog, Bentley. I hung onto the illustrations because they were so near and dear to our hearts. As it turns out… I am SO glad I did because there was an empty wall in our home and it had just enough space for three frames. It was the perfect place to immortalize our little floofs! I added Trooper, our Pomeranian/Husky mix (aka Pomsky) and voila:

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I absolutely love how they turned out. Art that makes you smile is the best, isn’t it? I had The UPS store print them out on 16x20 poster paper, bought these frames from Target and the rest is history. It was only five bucks a print… not bad for a small project :-)

While I don’t have the exact photos I used for the first and second frames, I did my best to find similar photos so you can see what all the pets look like against how their portrait turned out:

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Such sweet little mugs! I’ll cherish these portraits forever :-)