Denise Fiedler, artist extraordinaire from San Francisco, sent me the sweetest gift the other day. We have been carrying her work for some time now, and I have struck up a lovely long distance friendship with her. That is the fun thing about the retail world, you end up working with fabulous folks from around the globe. She sent me one of her hand cut & pasted, one of a kind works–taken from a photo that appeared in Country Living magazine, of me with pooch Bailey at my side. Baseball cap and all, Denise captured a moment in time.
If you are wanting a personalized piece by Denise, all I need is a photo in PDF form, and off we go. The custom work starts at $350. I will be adding this service onto the Watson Kennedy web site soon, but if you are wanting something sooner, always feel free to contact me directly by e-mail, or call one of the shops.
Our beloved Nancy, who was a member of the Watson Kennedy retail family (well actually, she still is, because once a member, always a member) recently moved to San Francisco. Her husband was offered a cool new job at a tech start-up, so off they went. We were all excited for them, and for the next chapter in their journey together to unfold. Nancy is an amazing artist. Yesterday, she sent us a painting of Bailey, as a gift. What an amazing gift! We love it. She captured the essence and expression of Bailey perfectly. It is spot on. The smaller framed piece in the photo is what she took the image from for the painting.
Before she left Seattle, we chatted briefly about us offering her services of pet portrait painting. I am happy to report, we now are. If it interests you, all I need is your favorite photo of your pet e-mailed to me. Nancy will do the painting, and send it directly to you. The starting price is $895 for the size she painted Bailey, but she can also do much larger canvases, as well. It really is a great gift idea for that special someone or a lovely way to have a remembrance of your own pet.
I have received numerous requests for a post highlighting our pooch, Bailey. She has loved being at the beach this week, and I have had many opportunities to click away and capture a bit of her personality. She is a mini schnauzer, soon to be 6. We bring her on all of our trips, so she has become a seasoned traveller, in her Sherpa bag, at our feet under the seat on the airplane. She comes to the stores with me each day when we are back home, and is ‘shop girl’ extraordinaire.
If Bailey could live on a lap, she would.
Check out ‘Dog Story’ by Adam Gopnik, in The New Yorker this week. Sweet, funny, informative. He is such a good writer.
Happy Thursday, or whatever day it is. I have slipped into the vacation haze where the days have started to meld together as one, and you lose all track of time–glorious, just glorious.