Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dogs by Kat ~

Yesterday was DSO's birthday and I always try to buy him something unique. I figure he can buy his own clothes and other necessities, so I go for the fun stuff. When we first started "dating" many, MANY years ago, I bought him an antique wagon, not sure if he'd appreciate it or not. {I offered to keep it if he did not like it. I was almost disappointed that he liked it...lol!} He does have an appreciation for antique and vintage items, but this year I haven't been antiquing much and didn't have anything for him :(

Sorry. I'm digressing. A couple weeks ago, I worked a dog event for Ohio Pug Rescue and a local watercolor artist, Kathy, was also set up. She does the most wonderful pet portraits ~ at a very reasonable price. She works from photos and she truly captured Loocie's personality. Check out her website at Dogs by Kat or email her at dogsbykat@i-love-dogs.com. Dogs by Kat ~ I just love that moniker.

{The color of the close-up is not very good, but I wanted you to see the detail. The nose roll and forehead thumbprint are expertly done!}

Woohoo! Today I got my 80th follower. I was stuck at 78 for so long, I thought that number was never going to move. I thank each and every one of you for reading my blog and an extra thanks to those who are followers. I really do appreciate you taking the time for little old me!

Tomorrow is my favorite antique show, located on the historic square in downtown Milan, Ohio, birthday of Thomas Edison. I hope I find a few treasures that I can share with you.

Pug hugs :)
Lauren

14 comments:

  1. What an awesome water color! Very talented lady! Love the name too... lol! Have fun at the antiques fair!

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  2. Those pugs sure make cute subjects for portraits! I love watercolors and what a nice impression!
    Congrats on the 80th follower! I am always amazed at the number of people who read my blog too! Just thankful anyone cares what I have to say LOL!
    Thank-you for your sweet comments on my last post! It is fun to see what other antique lovers are finding and how they are using it in their homes! I hope you find some treasures at the antique fair!

    Cathy G

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  3. Great Pug by Kat! Cute name!

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  4. Have fun at the Antique Fair. Maybe you will find something special for DSO. And congrats on the 80th follower.

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  5. congrats on the 80th follower!! I've been "stuck" at 69 forever.

    The watercolor is gorgeous. Of course, when the subject is as stunning....

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  6. Lauren,
    So glad you got your 80th follower. What a feat! Now onto the magic 100!
    Such an adorable dog portrait. I am a sucker for art work of my favorite four-legged friends. Will check this new artist out.

    Trisha

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  7. Horay for the 80th follower! Hope you get many more!

    What a great Loocie portrait. She's so cute!!! Happy Birthday to DSO!

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  8. Ok Lauren, I am going to Milan, so hopefully I can meet up with you girls. cya there

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  9. what a great watercolor! have fun antiquing! OLM

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  10. WWWaaaaa!!! I want to go to Milan but ~ I'm going to a family reunion!!! Have lots of fun, Lauren, and I hope you find some good goodies!!

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  11. Love the dog pic!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I would have know about Milan. Hope u have / had a great time.

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  12. Hi Lauren,
    Sorry I missed you in Milan, can't wait to see all your goodies.

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  13. How adorable! Quite the likness I'd say...she' wonderful.

    Karen

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  14. What a great watercolor painting! Such a likeness. I need to have Jimmie Dean's portrait painted!
    xo, Sheri

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