Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Many New Pet Portraits

I feel like my head has been a real fog since we got back from vacation on the 13th, but here we are at the end of the month and I see that I have actually proofed 12 clients in the last 11 days, so I guess I am working each day and I am indeed very busy. I will post a few recent projects and at the end of this post there will be a plea for those wanting to do holiday portraits to order now.

"Dalilah & Delphi" ( see all proofs)
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"Heilo" ( see all proofs)
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"Kaz" ( see all proofs)
© rebecca collins /

"Kita" ( see all proofs)
© rebecca collins /

"Oliver"( see all proofs)
© rebecca collins /

Yes .... now is the time to place those holiday orders. I will be putting the Christmas trim on the site next week, and try to start urging folks to order before the end of November.  I always post my deadlines each year and I always get very eager and very kind folks calling me one week before Christmas and they earnestly explain that well they just now found out about my site ... so of course they are not ordering custom art late in the game ... they just are ordering when they discover us. I have gotten much better at saying no to late orders. My first 8 years in business I would be working on Christmas Eve, hand delivering local orders. Now after 14 years in business I am slowly learning to have a life outside of work, and to stick to my posted policies.
You can order your pet portrait On-line today and have a portrait under the tree.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mosaic Monday / Italy

Earlier this month we went to Rome and Florence. I have some pics to share next week of ancient mosaics that we discovered but today I want to share the many modern mosaics that I saw on my trip, starting with a floor in my own neck of the woods that I have been hearing about. The DFW airport has lovely mosaics in some of their terminals, however to see them you have to be checked in, past security and on your way somewhere. What a great way to start my trip ....

DFW Airport Mosaic Floor detail
"Celebration" - Beatrice Lebreton

DFW Airport Mosaic ( my hubby looking fresh)

Now on to the Subways of Rome ....

Mosaic Rome Subway
Vroom vroom baby

Rome subway Mosaic
Look at the stunning random yellow dots to the right on this detail

It was dark in the tunnels so image quality is not as high as I would have liked. Dan has a couple more on  his camera cards I will try to get and share with yall later this month. If I ever get back to Rome, I plan to spend a day riding the subway, just popping on and off to see what all I missed. To see a few more that I missed, check out the blog: