November 22, 2012

Doghouse Kingdom

I didn't get a final picture so there are a few tweaks that aren't in this photo, but this is very close to the painting I gave my brother. When he opened it, he burst out laughing, along with my sister sitting beside him. I couldn't help laughing myself at the surprise on his face at seeing his dog-babies dressed as royalty. When he hugged me, he whispered, "It's perfect." I was excited to give him a piece of my heart on canvas and then to see it connect in such a tender way; I can't describe how amazing that felt.

I've been contemplating unique ways to use art for Christmas. Do you give handmade gifts for Christmas? Any cool ideas you'd like to share?

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  1. pleased he loved it

    I LOVE your use of colour :)

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  2. Beautifully finished who could not love it!

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  3. Nice painting. Your brother's response sounds like a great gesture of gratitude.

    One year I made fleece "No Sew" knotted blankets for my neices who are in college. I only sew a little (takes me one day to finish a 90 minute pattern :-) so the blankets are easy and fun for me.

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    1. Fleece makes the best blankets! I imagine they loved them. :)

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  4. wow its fabulous, fun and quirky Catherine, no wonder your brother loved it. When he looks at this painting he will always smile. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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    1. He's rather fun and quirky too, so it fit. :D

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  5. so sweet!! handmade gifts for the holidays are the best! :)

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    1. I agree, I love getting handmade gifts. One of my best friends bakes the best gingersnap cookies each year--yum!

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  6. Sometimes we hit the nail on the head with what we do. . . in tune with our family/friends. Always a a joy when that happens. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  7. What a great gift to give your brother! Good going :)

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  8. it's a lovely interpretation of these two characters! very sweet, Heather x

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  9. So cute, it's something my mum says too, they only bark 'cause that's what they are suppose to do!

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  10. It's great when you manage to create something that makes someone else totally happy. This is terrific.

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  11. So cute and fun and with happy colors! Love it!

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  12. Lucky brother - having gifts made from the heart.

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  13. I know exactly how you felt, my brother did the same thing when I did a cartoon of him!! He was beyond thrilled and it sports a place on the walls of his very posh home!! Feels good when family gets us!! Love it by the way....so fun as is your winning smile!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. So much fun to see your painting dedicated to your brothers dogs! So gratifying to hear how he loved it!

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