Remembering : Maisy

Pets play a huge role in our lives from the minute they prance through our front doors. They become our daily companions--there to greet you in the morning and cuddle next to you on the couch at night. They're there through it jobs, breakups, engagements, cross country moves. A large part of what I do involves creating painting in remembrance of these incredible members of our families, who still leave stirring impressions even after they've gone. 

This past Christmas I had the privilege of creating one such painting in honor of a sassy Shiba named Maisy. Her parents initial email made me smile and tear up.  We came to the conclusion that her outgoing and cheeky personality was calling for some 1920's flare. I couldn't wait to get started. The result? I'll let Maisy's parents say it here:

"We love the painting so much. I find myself smiling at it every time I walk by her, and Dave too. The other night we were on our way out to dinner & he was smiling, so I asked why and he said oh I was just looking at Maisy. ... This is my only gift for Christmas and it might just be the best gift I've ever received… can't thank you enough. "


It's been busy over here at Pennys & Stamps with an exciting collaboration in the works! I've recently completed a new portrait of the beautiful and coy Chelsea the Dachshund, a week before her wedding to Hudson.  

That's right. Wedding. A dog wedding.

Danielle from Danfredo Photography and Sara from Confetti and Co. built an amazing team of vendors to style the event, and Pennys & Stamps provided watercolours of the happy couple and their guests. I'm so excited to share images of the event, which will be unveiled next week. Until then, I wanted to share the portrait I created of the beautiful Chelsea and let  you know to follow the hashtag #hudsonloveschelsea to get a sneak peek of the epic event.