All of you know how incredibly obsessed with my dogs I am. Correct? I mean it is almost to the point of an unhealthy fixation, really. Lucky for me, artist Erica Eriksdotter is both enabling and humoring my die hard love affair for my pups. I have been a long time fan of all of Erica's work, but when I saw that she was now making pet portraits, I had to get in on that. So first up was Miss Alpha herself, Stella. I gave Erica several pictures of Stella and let her do her thing. I figured she would come back with something good. Something close. Well folks, I was absolutely blown away by the after. It is literally identical. Tear ducts and all. The best part is, that she captured our favorite expression Stella has in her bag of tricks, mischief.
Just to give you an idea of what I originally sent to Erica, thar she blows. Please excuse all of the chaos in the background. This was circa move number 3. I present to you Stella in her typical stance, up to no good.
And where the painting now lays its pretty little head at night. Right where Stella and I can see it when we are working. I mean can you believe the resemblance? She picked up the character and all. I am still blown away by this piece.
Now all that is missing is Bills portrait that we intend to go directly under Stella's. That is the general pecking order in this house, followed by myself and then the boy. We are at the bottom of the totem pole around here.
So enough bragging on Stella, you need to see all of the other pets that Erica has graciously captured.
I have never met a King Charles Spaniel that I do not adore. How beautiful is Bella!?!?!? She is so regal.
Holy Boston Terrier. Also a breed of a dog that I have never met one that I didn't adore. I am starting to see a pattern here. Actually I cannot pinpoint a breed I do not like. See, obsession.
If I were a betting man, which I am neither a gambler nor a man, I would bet that this dog is either full or part wa-wa (chihuahua). With a name like Bubba, I am all in. Do you not feel as though he might reach out to you with a Baja Steak Chalupa? Fire sauce? I sure hope so. What an adorable pup!
So you all see what I am talking about now? Obsession. So Erica is such a dollface that she is offering 15% off of all of her pet portraits to S+S readers only, until September 13, 2012. Get it while its hot! I am telling perfect gifts for loved ones, or yourself (the best kind of gifts). Just mention S+S in your order and a 15% discount you shall have! Loves!