Friday, January 7, 2011

Partners in Crime ~~ Painting a Dog a Day by Kimberly Kelly Santini

"Partners in Crime (Mona Lisa)," 6" x 8", painting of my studio kitten, done in Golden Open Acrylics on a Raymar panel, $329 to the first one asking nicely. A donation will also be made to the Oakland Pet Adoption Center when Mona's painting sells.

For those of you new to Painting a Dog a Day, we adopted a teeny 2 lb Mona Lisa in early September from our local shelter. She had been dumped somewhere, all alone, and was picked up by an animal control officer before she got herself into trouble.

She's quite a little spark in our household, keeping us all on our toes, even in the dark of night. She's mastered snuggling under covers, purring at your feet, playing blanket monster, and hogging the pillow.

Someone tucked a sock monkey into the basket where she lounges during the day (my reference photo is near the bottom of today's blog). She scoops her body right in between Monkey's arms and legs and builds quite a nest for herself.

It's wonderful having a kitten in the house again.

Wanna see the other Mona paintings? They have sold, but you can order reproductions or notecards from myFineArtAmerica site. I'll be adding "Partners in Crime" to the site later today.

Go off now and enjoy your weekend!
Thanks, as always, for supporting my artwork!
Kim

PS Are you thinking about 10% off newly booked commissions ?? the commission has to be booked during January, but can happen at any time of this year. Shoot me an email if you are interested!



2011 = Savor

Every year I choose a word that represents the goals I've set for myself. This is an idea I borrowed from art quilter Lisa Call (if you are an artist, regardless of your media, and you don't read her blog, you are missing out big time!).

I've been pondering much the last few weeks about what word would work best for me. Past years included "Focus" and "Listen," reminders of how much I want to learn and grown.

Not that I'm done with learning or growing, but I am guilty of getting too caught up in it all. I have to remember to slow down and take things in properly. If I can master this, in turn I'll gather even more from my days.

Hence my choice for this year. Savor.

(I'd be lying if I didn't also mention how appealing the connection was between my word and a favorite activity - cooking and eating!)

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