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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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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Cat Portraits, Lucky

Finally I have made myself sit down and get on with some art. The last few weeks have been a disaster for our livestock. In all we lost four geese (all females) to a mystery disease including my beloved 'Baby'. I think I mentioned the major disaster with my fish tank but to top it all my rabbit now has pneumonia and is quite poorly. I've manage to keep him going with regular feeds and medication and our vet is astounded he has made it this far. We are off for another appointment this evening.
And finally, just to add to my woes, I've got the cold from hell. My nose is up for the part of Rudolph!!!
Anyway, enough moaning, all done, I'd like to thank all my blogger friends and facebook pals who have left me messages at my sad time.....
But now, some good news......I'm getting married! I've booked it up and now I've really done myself no favours after the past weeks as it is in less than four months away (no it isn't a shotgun wedding) but it is the day before my other half's and sister's birthdays so it will be a big bash. No doubt I'll be keeping you informed of the goings on as things progress as I think I could be very busy!!!

Plus I managed to take some photos of some wild boar we found in the woods. In all there were 3 sows with 8 piglets (aren't they cute). The sows are supposedly very intolerant of anyone approaching their young, however this group were busy eating bluebell bulbs and showed little interest in me. I decided to be brave and got out of the truck to walk towards them to get some shots and they completely ignored me. After my camera battery ran out I did retreat to the truck and one did follow me back which was a little horrifying at first but she had a look at quite close quarters but then just wandered to the grass verge.
Anyhow, hopefully I'll be posting a little more frequently now things are slightly less stressful so speak to you all soon!!!

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6 comments:

Erica Vojnich said...

Congrats on the engagement! Lucky's portrait is looking splendid! Beautiful pictures of the wild boars!

Sorry to hear about all the loss with your livestock, it must be so heartbreaking!

Marie Theron said...

It is terrible to loose one's animals, but I am glad you have such lovely news too. I stumbled upon this blog and really admire your work, so I will be following your paintings (and of course your preparations!)

artbykarie-ann.co.uk said...

thanks both, yes it has been quite awful lately, the geese are my favourite birds especially the toulouse dewlaps, but on a brighter note, you could be overwhelmed with wedding details now!!!!

"JeanneG" said...

So sorry for the loss of your pets. Congratulations on your wedding.

Art with Liz said...

Beautiful portrait and I, too am so sad about the loss of your beautiful animals Karie-Ann. Through your blog I feel as if I've got to know them. But great news about the wedding - just get rid of the Rudolph nose quickly!

Judy said...

Karie, I guess I have not kept up very good with my blogging... I did know you were having problems with your pets, but not to this extent. Very sorry to hear that and hope your little rabbit makes it.
Congrats on your upcoming wedding, hope you have fun planning and a wonderful day for your wedding.
PS. Your portrait of Lucky is coming along beautifully.

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