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

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I'm back

My poor blog. I've neglected it for way too long. That's what wedding planning will do!

I've been consumed with phone calls, e-mails, appointments, decisions, etc. Whew! I had no idea how much work went into planning a wedding. Having been a bridesmaid 7 times, I thought I knew, but you don't know till you're the bride. I'm in good shape at this point, which makes me happy. I've got my church, reception, photographer [hi, Rob!], and florist booked. My dress has been ordered and the bridesmaid dresses will be ordered soon. Those are the big things. I'm designing my own invitations which is fun and should save me some money. If only I didn't have such an addiction to Paper Source! Our honeymoon is booked—three days in Paris, followed by a river cruise to Normandy! The guest list is 99% complete, my registries are almost complete......can you say OVERWHELMING?

So needless to say, all of this wedding business has kept me from my artwork. Until now. This week I will (finally!) finish a portrait of Maxx the Chocolate Lab. [Thank you, Erin, for your patience!] I'm also creating some tiny dog silhouettes. They will be added to my shop this week, and I'm pretty excited about it. Finally, I'm doing a portrait of my parents' dog, Abby (pictured above). My mom turned 60 on January 2 and she's still waiting for a present from me. Hopefully this painting will be worth the wait!
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