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Cindy happily welcoming “Murphy” into her home
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!

Photo of two dogs: Murphy and Oliver
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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