So Mummy’s birthday present has been hung and now the gallery is full. So much for Mummy who once thought it was daft to have a dog’s portrait done and hung in one’s home.
Now we have a gallery wall of paintings, sketches, photography and even embroidery. And we’re quickly running out of space.
May’s comment: I was one of those people who thought it was daft to have a portrait of your dog! Now we have a gallery wall! Hmmm. Will need to reconsider how to re-arrange the room or move!
Our collection is varied. Besides the two oils – By Sara Abbott This is a 15 minute sketch of Darcy in charcoal by Sally Muir – who did A Dog A Day All framed up and on our gallery wall.Sally will be doing another 15 minute dog drawing at The Dog Show in Brighton. Looks like a good show. We’re planning to attend so George can have his 15 minute drawing too.
The first drawing of George is a ballpoint art of the two of them together by Gareth EdwardsDigital painting of Darcy by Ken Robinson from Seattle, WA.All framed up!One of my favourite photos of Darcy and myself taken by Ursula Roxy Atchinson at Henry Root.We had this blown up and printed on a metal sheet to capture all the light on the glass bottles. And Indre Cukuraite of Amarcord Photography took this one of Darcy modelling one of her coats. Indre photographs dogs, stripped of anything except their souls so this was a one-off that she did for us. We need space before we blow up the beautiful photo that Indre did for our last year’s Christmas card.
And the something very different – this incredible free-hand machine sewing by Stacy Chapman of Art Sea Craft SeaAnd then there’s the Cockapoo Dog Tag print from The Enlightened Hound which we had helped put together with Debbie Kendall. And that’s Darcy – The Cockapoo!We’ve hung Willow’s Wish Bone on it.
At the moment, we have another being commissioned – due next year!!!! We have time to figure out how to rearrange and cover all the holes in the wall!