by Linda O'Neill
I owe a debt of gratitude to Linda O'Neill of Abby Creek Studios for introducing me to blogging and encouraging me to give it a try. Linda lives in Boulder, Colorado, and she paints wonderful dog portraits, still lifes, and abstracts. She has a muse named Maisie who makes many appearances in her Abby Creek Art blogspot. It's a fun place to visit!
by Melissa Langer
Melissa Langer, of Louisvile, Colorado, is a friend of Linda's and she is a real connoiseur of Pugs. The inimitable Emmitt is her muse, subject of many of her Pug paintings, and the star of her blogspot -- Life is Art...Art is Life . Melissa not only paints Pugs, but she puts them on just about anything and everything that you can imagine, and on some things you'd never imagine at all! Melissa also has illustrated an ABC book of dog breeds, so she's not just a one-pug show.
I've already learned a lot about blogging, doing business, and making art from these two generous artisits. I'm sure they have a lot more to teach me. Thanks Linda and Melissa!