Thursday, June 5, 2008

Rex, His Royal Highness

Rex
5" X 7" pen-and-ink
2008

I donated a PenPets portrait to UMaine's Alumni Association Black Bear Auction this spring, and Rex was the highest bidder. (OK, Rex's human actually placed the bid for him.) Part Border Collie, part Black Labrador, and full-blooded King of His Domain, Rex lives in Argyle, Maine, where he herds his humans (That's the Border Collie in him), reigns supreme over the living room couch (That's the King in him), and shares his favors as Royal Bed Hog with the children in his family (That's the egalitarian Lab in him). His humans are quite pleased with his likeness: "It is WONDERFUL! We are totally thrilled and really commend you for capturing his handsome face and personality."

Here's a Rex look-alike in fiber art:


Bubba

detail from a 30" X 36" quilt
by Jan Queijo, Crazy Dog Lady


Jan lives in Central Massachusetts and creates incredible pet portraits in fabric and thread -- quilts, wall hangings, pillows, and appliques for clothing. Each portrait is amazingly detailed and expressive. Jan describes Bubba as "a 102 pound lovebug of a pit bull." Check out Jan's website, Crazy Dog Lady, for more example of her work.

Once Rex sees Jan's quilts I'm sure he'll want one for each of his beds, maybe a throw for his couch as well!

2 comments:

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Leslie!
These are both wonderful. Thanks to the link to the Quilt Lady!
Have a great weekend!
:) Melissa

Liza said...

I like the shine of Rex's fur and the confident, friendly expression of his face. I think you have captured a bit of Rex's soul here, but I am sure he is not diminished by it. He looks very smart.