Monday, April 28, 2008

A Pretty Pug-nacious Posting

"Katrinka"
I drew this Pug for my step-sister's daughter, Camden, who will graduate from UCLA this spring. Congratulations Camden and good luck in your next venture!


"Emmitt"

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!

"Emmitt"

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!

5 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

You are SO welcome, my friend. It's so nice to know you!

LOVE your pug drawing of Katrinka. The way you combine patterns in the background is awesome.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Leslie!
oh what an honor to be mentioned on your blog. Thank you so much! I LOVE your pug painting!
Thank you for adding me to your blog roll. I have added you to mine too!
Have a wonderful evening! I am so glad we have met!
Melissa

Sandy Mastroni said...

Oh you do beautiful work .Your illustrations are wonderful . I love dogs but ......
I'm a cat girl .... LOVE your cats !

Sandy said...

Welcome to blog world and your work is so beautiful!!! I'll be following along here.

sandy

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Good morning Leslie!
i just wanted to wish you a great weekend before i head to CA today. come over and say hi on our blog before next tuesday so we can put your name in the dog bowl!
:) m & e