Another Pet Portrait

photo of two austrailian shepherds sitting right next to each other on a green field, their coats are slightly dirty from playing fetch in wet grassCabana plays with these aussies every weekend at the park. Cooper has brown eyes, and Navee has blue. Navee is younger, but he's actually Cooper's uncle--figure that one out! We've become close friends with their owners, so when we were invited to a surprise birthday party for one of them who was turning the big five-o, I asked my talented older daughter to draw a picture of their dogs as a gift. I really enjoy giving personal and handmade gifts when possible.

colored pencil drawing of the dogs, with lots of life and personality captured in their eyes, one has his tongue lolling out in a silly grin while the other is a bit more refined and pensive lookingAnd this is how the drawing turned out. I matted and framed it for our friends, and they were extremely touched and pleased. In fact, they called me immediately after opening it (they didn't open presents until the following day) to say how much they loved it. I think my daughter really captured the dogs' spark and personalities. Surprisingly, she doesn't really even like dogs that much (good thing Cabana can't read), but she does a great job of drawing them anyway. Here's one she did of a golden retriever several months ago. I think she should open up little side business doing these pet portraits to help work her way through college next year!

Martha G  – (July 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM)  

Your daughter did an amazing job - that's one of the best pet portraits I've ever seen. I would agree that she could supplement her income doing this. I hope she's going to study art in college - she definitely has a gift!

Mimi and CC Cabana  – (July 22, 2011 at 12:54 PM)  

Thanks, Martha! Yes, she'll be majoring in art.

Brittany  – (July 24, 2011 at 12:29 PM)  

Wow! What an amazing talent! That is one the things I want to get done of Patriot sometime. What a wonderful gift to those people. Their dogs are gorgeous!

Mack and Murph  – (July 25, 2011 at 5:45 PM)  

She should definitely open up a business. Her work is amazing! Those are some of the most life-like portraits I've seen. I'm thinking about getting some for my pups in the near future.

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