Cindy happily welcoming “Murphy” into her home

Did you know that the term “housewarming” originates from the time before central heating and is literally descended from the act of warming a new house? Each guest would bring firewood, and build fires in all the available fireplaces, offering firewood as a gift. Who knew! I love the idea of warming a home, old or new, with love. So, of course, I am thrilled when my art ends up in a home where I know my friends, old and new, will enjoy it.

This painting was a special gift to a dear friend for her beautiful home. It’s so great to see her happily welcoming “Murphy” into her home. I hope the real Murphy likes it too!

The real life Murphy (with Oliver saying “Hey, where’s mine?)

Curious about how to get a pet portrait commission of your own? Learn more about getting started in my Pet Portrait Commission Guide.

Esoterica: Every so often you stumble across a great TED video. This short TED talk by the actor Ethan Hawke crossed my path this morning and I loved it. Hope you enjoy it too!

Ethan Hawke talks creativity - do not miss!

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