Monday, January 12, 2009

Patience and paint

So I hope 2009 has taken a good start for everyone. Its been a little difficult here.

One of the reasons is that Anton has a booboo. Yes, a booboo. He broke one of his nails all the way down to the quick. And he hasn't told anyone so by the time i saw it by randomly trying to cut his nails and seeing a big gaping hole where a nail should have been, it had enough time to get infected. So he's had a hefty dose of antibiotics and a bandaged foot.

He's being very dramatic about it. Like he'll be totally fine but the moment he sees someone looking at him he'll start limping. He's been on antibiotics for a couple of days now and I've been bandaging on and off. We'll be checking progress officially with the vet today.

I also have some new creations. The first I bring to you is a custom portrait of Mickey the mini schnauzer...

He is one of my favorite clients at the grooming shop. I've been grooming him for almost four years now, and he's been one of my favorites since the beginning. He is now a sweet, older gentleman. It was an honour to paint him :)


That's Mickey in real life.
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Last but not least I've got two new shells in my shop that I haven't yet mentioned here. My most recent addition is this Weimaraner:

I just love how silly he looks - sort of like a teenage pup going through an awkward growth stage. Where their ears are huge and their legs are long and they don't know what to do with themselves to coordinate. I'm sure this funny pup will grow into a very handsome adult some day.


The second shell I've got listed is an Australian Cattle Dog. They've got the coolest mottled coats, these dogs. Very smart, trainable and full of energy.

Both shells above are available in my shop, ShellVergel!

17 comments:

ElegantSnobbery said...

Poor gorgeous little kitty!!

Jen said...

Your poor cat. I hope she recovers quickly. Your shells are amazing! Great work!
-10oneworld on Etsy

Jen said...

Oops...I mean HE! Pardon me, kitty!

Renee toeNja said...

Awww poor kitty. Those animals are always so silly for not telling their humans where it hurts. ;-)

You do an incredible job painting those dogs on the shells. They look very true to life. I'll have to check out your Etsy shop now.

Tatyana said...

Thank you guys!

And don't worry, Anton isn't feeling too bad. He's more upset when he has to wear a bandage and take meds than over his nail.

cooterlarouge said...

I hope your kitty feels better! I love your doggie shell paintings! Have you ever painted my breed? I am a Dogue de Bordeaux.
~Cooter

Tatyana said...

Cooter, I have not done a dogue yet. I have wanted to but haven't gotten to it yet.

But just so you know, I'm always happy to do custom portraits ;)

Angie said...

What a nice cat. Mine is black too, but I bet your cat is much nicer than mine.

Parallax said...

Ouch! Poor cat, I hope he's feeling better soon (although, not before he milks it for all the extra affection he can get, I'm sure)

fly tie said...

poor kitty. :-(

but lol @ him being dramatic about it. he he!

your shells are pretty neat. very original.

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Poor little kitty:) They are almost human aren't they? Limping when someone's looking:):)

You are very talented, love your work:)

beth said...

Hee hee, I knew that was Mickey as soon as I saw schnauzer ears! Always nice to know I'm right :)

kim* said...

you are so-- awesome

Meekiyu said...

lolol your cat is so cool and I love how you describe him as a little drama queen. The painted shells are so cool and I love the little dog he does look very gentlemanly. =D

Bettina said...

Funny work :)
lg Bettina

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