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, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas! These are a few of my favorite things...

This is my very favorite spot on my Christmas tree. There is my big "C" initial ornament (for my first name), an adorable Humpty Dumpty (a nod to my maiden name), the Eiffel Tower (in honor of our Parisian honeymoon), and Little Red Riding Hood, which I bought at cool store I used to frequent when I worked in downtown Philly. Peeking at us behind the tree, on the left, are some carolers from my collection. I have over 20 Byers Choice carolers, all given to me by my mom. When I was around 15, she started a tradition of giving a caroler to my sister and to me every Christmas. Twenty years later, I have quite the collection; it is very special to me.

I am officially off from teaching for eleven glorious days, and I even have a little vacation planned (more on that when I get back). For now, I am looking forward to a wonderful Christmas Eve and Day with family and lots of food!

I am retiring the paint brushes 'til 2010. THANK YOU to all of my 2009 clients and Etsy customers, as well as my friends, family, and supporters. You all helped make 2009 a very productive year for this little arteest. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!....Look out for new paintings in early January (maybe even your dog)!

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