WOOF! Thank you for visiting i heart dogs studio, the home of pet portraits lovingly painted by me, Christine Humphries Throckmorton. Since 2007, I have created custom pet portraits, prints, cards, and more, all featuring lovable canines (and the occasional feline). Scroll down, take a look around, click away. You'll see a wide variety of pet portraits, and get to know a bit about the girl behind the canvas.

PLEASE NOTE: Now that I have a toddler, I am no longer accepting commissions. For now, I am shelving the paintbrushes and just enjoying being MOM. I have a variety of original paintings, prints, and cards available in my shop, however, and there is a lot of dog art to peruse in the pages of this here blog. Enjoy.

“I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings
they can show me in the world.” ~ Samuel Johnson

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Cute freebie

I've noticed that it is a common practice in the Etsy community to send a little extra something with each order. I've bought enough stuff from Etsy in the past 2 months that I've received some super cute little extra somethings. So I wondered: what could I make to send with my orders? And then I was struck with an idea that I just ran with. The result? These cutie Scottie dog bookmarks! I have to say, I love them! I'm pretty proud of myself for coming up with a way to utilize the scrap paper that is created when I trim a print. My prints are 11" x 14" and the paper is 13" x 19", so I end up with tiny scraps of very expensive paper! These scraps are the perfect size and weight for a bookmark, however. Recycle/reuse/repurpose.

I love Scottie dogs and I have no idea why. What I mean is: while I love all dogs, I have an affinity for Scotties such that you would think I've had a Scottie in my life, but that's not the case. I bought a Scottie dog print from Linda O'Neill, which—I just learned—is a portrait of Rebecca Collins' dog. Rebecca sells bookmarks of her dog artwork, so maybe that's how the bookmark idea got into my head......It's all connected.
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