Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bloggy giveaway Pet Portrait


Ok, I'm going to try to join the blogging frenzy. I'll start with a give-a-way for the Bloggy Give-a-way Carnival. I'll create a portrait of your pet - my choice of medium - either pencil sketch, water color, oil, acrylic or a combo. I'll let you do the framing. This is for U.S. only. Leave a comment about your pet. Make sure to leave a way to get in touch with you. The winner will need to email me a picture of their pet with information about it's habits and personality.

Giveaway will close on Saturday evening. Winner will be drawn by random number generator and announced on Sunday afternoon.

Here are a few of my sketches and paintings.


















53 comments:

Blessings Abound said...

Rocky is a big, stubborn but lovable and loyal American Bulldog! Thanks!

rachel said...

The pet I have in mind is Morris.He has passed away but he was one big,cool orange cat that loved everyone and made a lasting impression on all of us. I think my mother would love to have a painting of Morris to remind her of all the love we all shared.

Jessica said...

Gus, the big white dog. He's a long haired 110 lb blonde German Shepherd. Everybody loves Gus!

What's next said...

Would love this, have an English Bulldog that makes us laugh everyday!!!

Ginny said...

I have a cat named Melissa, she is super duper fluffy!

PastorMac's Ann said...

My favorite kitty of 17 years died this Spring. Would love a picture of her.

jubys1mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tonya said...

Annabelle is a chiuahua not like many other. She is white with black spots. People ALWAY mistake her for a dalmation puppy! She is very social and often finds herself in trouble for not being a good listner and going and visiting neighbors when she was told not too! All the kids and adults on the block adore her as do the other dogs big and small. She is a wonderful character!
Thanks for the entry :)
tonyamcrain [at]aol [dot] com

Dani' said...

Isabella is a rescued Rat Terrier. She is very sweet. You can see a pic on my blog but I have a better pic. solta(at)hotmaildotcom

Angie(quillysilly) said...

I lost my Tobie, the cocker spaniel I'd had for almost 14 yrs in January. He had cancer and we had to put him to sleep. I'd love something to remember him by...

Thanks for the great prize..
Angie

Lisa Sharp said...

I have a Great Pyrenees/Lab that showed up at my parents house with puppies (they kept a puppy) very sick and my parents got her all the vet care she needed and my hubby and I took her in and nursed her back to health. She is now a very healthy happy dog that we love to death! She is such a sweetie! Her "birthday" is Aug. 9th so she really needs this hehe.

Also beautiful art work!!

Anonymous said...

DH rescued an abused pitbull and had him almost 10 years. The dog got cancer and died last year. I have a pic of him with my husband, and this would be a nice gift for DH to remember his favorite dog.

mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa said...

I loved the picture of the "Mad" kitty.. wonderful work.
Stormy5475@aol.com

Liz said...

We have 2 cats a mother & daughter combo. Blackjack the mother is my oldest daughters who's a bobtail cat and black & white. She was a present to my daughter on her 21st B-day hence the name. The other cat is my baby Karma a longer haired white cat with a large black oval on her side and a full black tail. She is totally adorable and is really good with small children. But she does get mad at me when I dress her in dog outfits. LOL
Blackjack's nickname is Mama Jack and shes getting ready to have her final litter and then she'll be fixed like Karma. We're allow her to have 1 last litter so a very sick little boy can have one of her bob tailed kittens. He had 1 that had to be put down due to his head being stepped on. The little boy has cancer and has been bed ridden for several years and is still in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant. So when he finally gets to come home we will take the kittens over for him to pick out which one he wants

Audrey said...

Both of my dogs are adopted and 12-13 years old. I would love something to remember them by, as I know they are getting older. Thanks!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

This is so special. What a wonderful gift you are offering to us. Thank you.

I would love a portrait of our Golden Retriever. I'll share photos and stories should the random generator pick him. My fingers are crossed tight.

julie said...

love to have one of my Boston Terrier...she will be leaving us soon due to cancer and would love this for my daughter
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Kimberly said...

I have a dog, Espn, who is part Rat Terrier, part Maltese (we call him the hair rat dog... LOL). I also have four cats - Velcro, Kitty, Padme' and Anakin.

This is an awesome idea!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with everyone.

CrystalGB said...

What a great giveaway. I have a German Shepherd named Gypsy. She is very playful and loving.

ShaunJoy said...

We have Philo, a very cute mix of something-or-other with a perpetual puppy-face. He's all black, has energy to spare, but also likes a good snuggle.

shaunjoy(at)juno(dot)com

Tisha said...

So cool... you are very talented! I just got a Maltese puppy named Rudy... it would be so wonderful to get a portrait of him! Thanks for the great giveaway!

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

purehrt555 said...

I have two dogs, if I win, I would let you pick which one you would prefer to do the portrait.

Rocky is a two year old 45lb mutt, who thinks he is a lap dog. He is silly and funny, and loves to be the center of attention.

Bouncy Bear is a 10 year old Chow mix, she is gorgeous and regal and stubborn, and seems to think that she is a prima donna.

Thanks for the wonderful give-a-way.

purehrt555(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

kamewh said...

I have always wanted one of these done! My dog Lit'l Ann is a lab/hound mix :) We adopted her 10 1/2 years ago from the Humane Society :)

Thank you so much for the generous giveaway!

Sarah said...

I would love to win this for my MIL. Her Great Dane Apollo was just diagnosed with cancer that is untreatable. She is having to put him to "sleep" today or tomorrow. She called me crying about him a couple days ago. Her birthday is next week. This sketch would make a wonderful gift for her.

Thanks for offering

toohotforturtle said...

My Keeshond, Wizzy, is a nut. He is a very intelligent dog with the most expressive eyes. He also is the biggest chicken ever. He is scared of water, the sound of crunching leaves, and my exercise ball.

The Pink Potpourri said...

this is one of the BEST prizes i've seen on the bloggy giveaways! i hope i win!!!

my dog, fez, is a 10 lb black 3 year old mutt. hes got some pomeranian, manchester, chiuaua, and terrier...we think :) he loves to run and play at the dog park, dance for treats, and hates baths!

great giveaway! i have a giveaway on my blog every weekend, so be sure to swing by and enter to win!

Peggy said...

I have 4 cats ,found at 1 week and now they are my babies. I think ,,they think they are human.Rosie,Bubba,Ebbie and Boo Bear ( didn't get enough oxygen at birth because his mom died) are all so sweet and I would love to have a picture of all of them together. Count me in

Angie said...

What a neat giveaway. I'm not sure which pet to tell you about, Bam Bam, the Blue & Gold Macaw, Pebbles, the cat, Caleb, the Basset Hound or Taz, the turtle. LOL

I will tell you the most recent thing that happened. This morning hubby was having a banana and for some ODD reason, Caleb our Basset Hound wanted the banana peel so bad so we gave it to him and he had at it, just tearing it to shreds LOL

Weird dog!

We love our pets

Alyce said...

Goldie, our yellow lab is full of fun. She's almost 3 years old and full of energy and silliness. She's a happy dog, she really wants to be a lap dog and loves to snuggle.

Kelly said...

My crazy cat, Kennedy, is always surprising me! There are days when he's a complete space cadet, and others that he does something so smart, I wonder if he's really a cat. And then there are the days when he eats green beans off the floor. But I love him to pieces! :)

Thank you for this great contest!

Mike Golch said...

My Harvey adobted us.He was a stray that was living in and around our condos. One of our neighbors would put food out for the strays one would leave a water faucet on a trickle so they could drink. It was later summer eairly fall and Harvey decided to adopt us. I was unloading our car in the attacvhed garage with ithe overhead door open when I came back out there he was with this look as if to say,I'm staying here!
I told himhe would have to take that up with everybody inside (the three other Cats and of course Celestine. she agreed and the cats agreed so we took hin=m to the vet's just to make sure that he would not make the others sick.He was given a clean bill of health. So he joined our family.
Hugs and God's Blessings-Mike G. said that (Its an A.A.thing)

The Random Muse said...

What a neat idea. We have several pets, but I think I would have Dogzilla, my sisters adorable yellow lab, and give it to her. She would love it.

Stacey said...

I'd love to do this for my parents. They have a wonderful, goofy looking mutt.

radiationchic(at)hotmail(dot)com

queenoftheclick said...

My loyal friend, Reginald Wallace (nicknamed - Reggie Roo) is everything a dog should be.

He's a loyal friend (as long as he gets to eat White Castle Hamburgers regularly). He's my protector (he captures waterbugs and brings them to my feet). When I cry, he comes and sits next and tries to make the world better with his large snout.


See Reggie here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19724959@N05/2542521043/

cstironkat said...

I adopted Kouga, our Alaskan Malamute, from rescue. He has added so much joy to our lives and now he is a certified therapy dog. He goes to the nursing home and brings joy to the residents who live there.

Suzie G. said...

I've got a pug. He's lazy, pudgy, but totally sweet!

momo3 said...

i heart your giveaway . . . how fun! our pup is a boston terrier named crash . . . he is sweet and loyal and would chase balls all day if we'd let him . . . thanks again. kristen.

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

RobynsOnlineWorld said...

Oh my gosh - what a wonderful prize! I have 2 wonderful cats, Peaches and Lottie, that would love to have a portrait (ok I would love it at least).

I have a couple of pictures of them on my new blog:
http://robynsonlineworld.blogspot.com/search/label/cats

I've also linked back to you on my blog here:
http://robynsonlineworld.blogspot.com/2008/07/great-blog-found-from-giveaways.html

sandyuu said...

love your pics- how talented

cmartin0055 said...

wow great paintings!

cmartin0055(at)aol(dot)com

Sheila said...

Murphy was a beautiful, sweet, laid-back Golden/Collie mix. We had him for 11 years, and he was my constant companion. We lost him last week to cancer; and I am heartbroken.
Your art is lovely. You are very talented.
Sheila
chiliburger@icehouse.net

Harv said...

My wife called and told me to enter this drawing. We just lost our wonderful dog, Murphy. He LOVED Halloween because he got to see a lot of new people and kids and got lots of pats.
Harv
harvey@norlift.com

Sara@mccoyfarm.com said...

What beautiful work you do!
Our sweet "Woody" passed away July 20th at 5 years old. He was a Boykin Spaniel who was as loving as he could be! We also lost our beloved "Rudy" (black cat with a touch of white under his chin) this year. So if we're picked, you could decide which, if not a pick with both together. =)

Shane said...

Beautiful work! Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping to win. Thanks for the chance.

Katrina said...

We have 2 pets, a husky named stella who is pure white, and a longhaired cat named maddie. =) Great giveaway!

Sarah said...

you are so talented, Pauline! I have a funny dog~ Lena, who is half Pug and half Japanese Chin. She is a fun-loving, good natured (well- trained) dog!

Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win!! What a generous and time-consuming gift of love!
sharvey(AT)connections-etc(DOT)net

donna444444 said...

Our dog Chance is an 11 month old mostly black Lab. He thinks he is my baby and likes to be held. The problem is he weighs 80 pounds!

Meredith said...

Your artwork is so dreamy and romantic! I have 2 Chihuahuas and 2 Pekingese. They are very jealous of each other and would likely gang up on the one chosen for a portrait,so I would love to have a portrait of my purple Siamese fighting fish,Evander!!

karen said...

Oh am I too late?? I just found out about your giveaway. Please count me in! First, your art is beautiful. My dear Peanut is 18 years old - you read that right. Late last week, she lost her sight completely and is deaf. Yesterday, she had a determination that made me know - she's back. Venturing around, eating again, wagging her tail. She is a treasure - my precious friend. Thanks for this generous giveaway!!

-- Karen
theartofheart (at) cox (dot) net

LIOIAAT said...

I'm owned by a Jack Russell who thinks she's a person. She loves watching tv and playing outside. Her favorite foods are chicken and fruit (except bananas). She also loves a double cheesburger or ice cream once in a while. I think she has some cat in her because she is really calm and laid-back until you say "Where's your ball?" or when you point your finger at her. She hates being pointed at. She also thinks our dwarf hamsters are her babies. God must have sent this dog to me because I feel so much love for her and also from her. She loves me no matter what and is happier to see me when I come home than my people are.
I love that dog!! Yes I do!!

lioiaat@myway.com

kristen said...

My doggie Tuxedo is a really big PitBull, with the heart of an angel. And he likes to chase lizards. :D I Love Him! ♥

Mason and Terri's Mom said...

You are TALENTED! I have a hard time drawing stick figures that look good!
OBVIOUSLY you don't watch tv and NEVER have and you must listen to only classical music. ;-) (I'm teasing of course.) Thanks for stopping by my blog. :o)

lillian said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sarah

http://adoptpet.info

Madhu said...

You can try a very interesting experiment:- Just upload a photo of your family, friend, partner or colleague, (or perhaps, if you're feeling really naughty, even an enemy) then wait until it's edited. Then show him/her the result ... See that reaction!! Believe me, this'll be one GREAT surprise!!

Magnus
create funny pictures