Wednesday, February 12, 2014

So true, but not just for today.



I don’t follow my horoscope “religiously.” I just look at it once in a while for entertainment. Sometimes, I am very entertained my how appropriate they are.  Like today’s:


Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Wednesday, Feb 12th, 2014

You can see potential in things that other folks miss today, and it's up to you to use this special vision to your advantage. Ultimately, it's your innate creativity that enables you to discover these magical possibilities. Now it's time to jump in and play an active role in manifesting results. However, don't try to do everything all at once or you might burn out too quickly. Follow your intuition and turn your dreams into tangible reality.


     It just so happens I was about to post some photos today of my latest project. It is part of a larger project which will be unveiled later. Anyway, I have this old shower pole shampoo shelf thingy that is rusted too much to clean up and look nice in our recently rehabbed bathroom. But, instead of throwing it away, I saw potential!

     So, I decided to plant succulents in each shelf and place it in the garden. I’m really happy with how it’s turning out!

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I’ve also had the pleasure of working on another commissioned Whimsical Pet Portrait.

My subject was a beautiful cat by the name of JuJu Bee.


She looks as sweet as her name….

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…but her owner wanted me to portray JuJuBee’s mischievous side.


I came up with a few rough mock-ups for my client to choose from:jujubee compilation b

She liked them all but ultimately chose the first one. After discussing the colors and addition of garden window, I got out my paints.

So here is the final piece and I’m so happy that my customer said she loves it!

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If you are interested in a custom pet portrait of your very own, Click HERE to visit  my etsy shop.

I’ve got more projects in the works so I will be posting on my blog more frequently. I’d love for you to join me!   ~Shell


  1. Shell!

    So glad to see you blogging again.

    I love what you did with the shower caddy-thingie. It looks perfect with the succulents. Good choice.

    That cat portrait is amazing. I know the new owners will be over the moon happy with it. So whimsical and fun.

    Gerushia's New World

  2. Thanks, Kim! I really appreciate your comment!