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

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Love From Me Project

I'm thrilled to announce the inclusion of my artwork in Love From Me, a book project created to raise funds for cancer patients and their families. I submitted seven dog portraits, and Wallace the Yorkie is the lucky one chosen. Here's a peek at my page (#32).

This book is extra-special to me, because several people whom I know and love are also included: My dear friend, perhaps the friend I've mentioned most on this here blog, Eileen Cassidy Parsonage, is a budding photographer. I love the image she submitted. A high school classmate of mine, and an accomplished artist, Dae Rebeck Sanchez is included. The best-friend-I've-never-met, Linda O'Neill, a fellow artist and amazing person, is in this year's book, as well as last year's version (wish I was able to submit to that one; it was all about pets!). And Sherry Massey, a new cyber pal who's dog will soon be posted as part of my 30 Dogs project, is in there, too. I'm in very good company within the covers of this book.

I can't wait to order my copy. I hope you will consider doing the same. We artists make no money from the sale of the books; it all goes to a certified charity, The Rose Fund.

A huge thank you to the editor of the book, Sara Harley. She herself was recently diagnosed with cancer. I had a short-lived (thankfully) bout with it myself, as I had malignant melanoma over 10 years ago. I know first-hand how much the "C" word, when it becomes your own personal reality, can make you want to crawl in a hole and never come out. But Sara, instead, decided to create this book to inspire and help others. Amazing. Sara, you go girl! YOU are an inspiration, and you created something lovely for which you should be proud. I'm honored that you included my art; thank you!

You can preview the book in full, and purchase it, by clicking here.
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