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I am a part-time pet portrait and wildlife artist living in the deep dark forest between the Royal Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and the Welsh border. A beautiful and inspiring place to live and create pet portraits and wildlife art.
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Friday, 7 August 2009

New pet!!!

Well for those few of you who have found me at my new address, I do apologise for my lack of posts this week. I have been busy I promise, as you can see from above, we have a new member of the family. This is thanks to our cat, who felt it a must to leave this very tiny baby squirrel on Ronnie's Mum's doorstep as a present. It took a bit of logic and reasoning to figure out it was actually a squirrel and not a rat (mainly due to the fact it had a furry tail) and after I spent a long time looking for it's Mum, it has now moved into our airing cupboard. It is happily lapping up milk and grumping until it gets some, and as with everything here, has already acquired a name, that being Cyril the Squirrel! I have been replacing warm water bottles for it on a two hourly basis and we have even lit our fire (it is summer I know) to keep the airing cupboard warm for it at night time and it seems to be quite happy sleeping in a thinsulate woolly hat! I didn't expect it to survive this long and it does seem quite fiesty so perhaps it will, then what do I do with it!!!!
Other than that I have been busy revamping my website pages, I've added a more comprehensive guide for both making commissions and gift certificates, as well as buying a gazebo for shows, some tables, framing things and printing leaflets so I have been hard at it I promise. Arthur and Macey are almost completed, I'm now on the grass so hopefully the next post will be of them finished. I did say I was going to speed up but the computer things seem to have taken over, plus I'm trying to get to grips with hosting my own blog, it's quite difficult to get all of the widgets back, they can't just be used as in a normal blog, you need to add the coding direct and then it doesn't always work as I've found out!! I've also completed two commission albums, one with portrait prints in and one with all of my instructions to take to shows for people to read through. I've also managed to book myself into two shows and have three more to sort out.
On top of all of that, Zac, my lovely but very clumsy springer spaniel decided he was very excited and jumped about a bit, getting his legs all tangled up in the power cable to my laptop and smashing it on the floor, I do believe it's only about 3 months old and is now bust, broken, gone and dead. I've had to drag the big pc back downstairs and have spent a long time putting it all back together and moved furniture to accommodate it, that dog is such a bull in a china shop!
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If you are interested in commissioning me please visit my pet portrait artist website or my wildlife artist website
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1 comments:

"JeanneG" said...

I had to buy a new sewing machine as my dog was running and got tangled in the cord of the one I had. It landed several feet away and upside down. The foot part was all twisted. It's a good thing we love our animals. They sure can be trying at times tho.

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