I was commissioned to paint some gift tags for a Bernese Dog lover. I found it a real struggle as I have a King Charles which is very similar to the Bernese when you are trying to paint them. I ended up with a different dog on every tag as with each one I was still trying to get the hang of capturing the look of the Bernese. They ended up like miniture portraits, I was never very good at quick cartoons.
When I have anytime, usually after ten at night when I am too tired to paint I will try & keep you updated on what we are upto.
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I do like to keep my customers happy but I am not sure if they get a little too much enjoyment from pointing out my spelling mistakes. I get so engrossed in my designs I forget about the spelling & it is not exactly my strong point. Anyway we all know that Santa is "Super" & most really small children cannot spell "Supper" so what's the problem?
Years ago when I worked on designs for Umbro I did get told off more than once for doing designs with "Umbro Sprot" instead of "Umbro Sport" but I cannot be good at everything & I never did like sport.
We are attending Brockbushes at the moment & it is going well despite all the gloom & doom on the news. As usual we are running low on "Granddaughter" items & we never make enough Christmas plates & gift tags. We will be in a mad rush to get ready for Blenhiem next week so I had better keep the spell checker handy!
I never know what I am going to be asked for next. A customer from Ireland ordered over 20 hearts to give to members of her family to help celebrate her wedding anniversary, with a big surprise party for everyone. I hope they all enjoyed themselves.
A while ago I painted some hearts for a customer who's brother had sadly died. I had to paint his favorite can of beer on the heart. I forgot all about it until I got a call from a lady who had met my customer in a graveyard & had been been given my number. She had seen the painted heart by the graveside & enquired where it was from. She wanted a little something special for her children to put on their Grandad's grave. The children were quite young & it reminded me that my children lost their grandad when they were 2 & 4 which is very young to have any memories. I am glad that I could help out in a small way because as they grow up you realise how precious childhood is & how much they & their grandad have lost in time that could have been spent together.