A Custom Pet Portrait: One of the Best Gifts Ever
I have really amazing friends.
Thanks to one of them, I am now the proud owner of this beautiful, hand-painted portrait of my beloved elderpin Scooby.
A couple months ago, I received an email from Kim and Scott at Yellow Brick Home. They informed me that an anonymous person wanted me to have Scooby’s portrait done.
That someone would offer me such a special gift totally floored me. It wasn’t my birthday and it wasn’t even Scooby’s gotcha day. It was just a random act of kindness, I guess.
Regardless of the cause, I was ridiculously excited about this gift mainly because I’d seen Kim and Scott’s work before.
The Pet Shop is a tiny division of Yellow Brick Home, offering custom and original animal portraits. If you read the same blogs I do, you will recognize a few of the fuzzy faces featured in The Pet Shop portrait gallery.
All of the portraits capture the essence of a pet’s personality – with a look, a distinguishing characteristic, or – in Scooby’s case – a smile.
Kim signs her initials on each portrait, which also bears Yellow Brick Home’s logo on the back and is instantly ready to hang.
If you’re considering getting a custom pet portrait done for yourself or a friend, I would highly recommend Yellow Brick Home.
My experience was great, and Kim was so easy to work with.
Because I am a weirdo, I totally freaked out when it came to choosing a photo. I convinced myself that nothing I had on hand was good enough and that I should wait for my professional photo session with Fido Fetch Photography before sending Kim images to work from.
Thank goodness Emily from Our Waldo Bungie knocked some sense into me. With her encouragement, I gathered some of my favorite candid shots of Scooby and timidly sent them along. Kim was super cool about my needless nervousness and said I had exactly what she needed.
In fact, of the small photo gallery I provided, her favorite was the same as mine.
This photo, taken on New Year’s Eve, by former foster Minnie’s new mama, provided the most inspiration for Scooby’s Yellow Brick Home portrait:
At the time of this writing, I confess to still not having hung the elderpin’s portrait on the wall.
I haven’t decided on the perfect spot, but I suspect the picture will land near my Scooby caricature.
I can’t say thank you enough times to the awesome person who anonymously provided my portrait of Scooby from Yellow Brick Home. I am so humbled and so happy. This gift will be a keepsake that I will cherish always.
For those in need of something special to hang on your wall, don’t forget to enter my Printcopia photo canvas giveaway.
Posted on August 11, 2013, in Art, Dogs, Dogtography, Scooby and tagged amazing things I don't deserve, best gift ever, custom pet painting, elderpin, miniature pinscher, pet caricature, pet portrait, Printcopia, wall ready home decor, Yellow Brick Home. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.