My Great Aunt Bonnie lost her dog Dexter last year. He was fatally shot by a peace officer. It was a very sad ordeal… to say the least. This will be delivered to her soon! Fingers crossed she loves it!
A childhood friend of mine lost her oldest best friend Sierra this year. She was a wonderful Rottweiler who had been there for my friend Kim through some really tough times. That special dog was also the last piece of Kim’s relationship with her late husband Jim. The last time I visited with Kim she was visibly shaken from her loss of Sierra. She barely showed a single smile during our visit. It made my heart hurt. For her birthday this month I surprised her with this painting of Sierra. Her husband helped me by hiding a key so I could sneak into her house while she was out with friends for breakfast. She was so happy with the painting. I now hope she uses this painting to bring a smile to her beautiful face.
Boy oh boy! Another AMAZING experience at Wine Women and Shoes in Bakersfield, CA October 2015. Every seat was sold. The who’s who of Bakersfield attended with their donations to benefit CASA of Kern County. I painted this piece at the show, which they included in the live auction. My art piece brought in a sizeable number again this year. This is something I look forward to each year. It’s so rewarding to use your talent to help others.