Friday, November 23, 2007

Little Gray Kitty

My little gray kitty mailbox was a holiday order I shipped out last week. It is going to its new home, all the way to Belgium believe it or not.

I often get asked what I need to complete a pet portrait mailbox. All I need to do a proper job, are as many good quality photos as you can send via e-mail. I need as many close ups and different poses as you can come up with. Basically, the more good quality photos that you can send me, the better.

I doubt I will have much time in the next few weeks to work on my rose watercolor. Even though I'm yearning too, I have a slew of Christmas orders to complete and get shipped out so at the moment, those take priority. I hope to return to my watercolor over my Christmas vacation. This is when I take a much needed break from custom orders, to focus on what I would like to paint.... or sometimes, I paint nothing at all.

25 comments:

jo ~ neereandearcreations.com said...

Ruth that is adorable!!! I love it... how neat... Belgium... the wonders of the internet... wow

HUGS

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Ruth, Belgium! That is wonderful, she will adore it, such a lovely study! And the little blue flowers are a perfect accent. Jenn and Jacqui

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Jo, Jenn & Jacqui, I also sent a mailbox to Italy once and a ceiling tin painted with roses in oils, to Korea. Those were some long journeys.

Jenn and Jacqui said...

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Ruth Welter said...

Jenn & jacqui, thank you for the smile award. Your blog always makes me smile as well. : )

Kari & Kijsa said...

How wonderful....she looks like she's ready to pounce! We're sure you made your client very happy!

Have a very blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Ruth!

I LOVE your kitty mail box! It is wonderful!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Melissa and Emmitt

Gail McCormack said...

Loving your work Ruth! I wish I could watch you working in real life, bit impossible so I'll settle for watching your blog which is always fascinating!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Ruth, you have done a wonderful job, I'm sure the new owner will be very pleased way over there in Belgium!!

Naturegirl said...

That is so beautiful! To have a mailbox with the portrait of one's pet!! What a great idea and your work is perfection! You captured the personality of the cat ..the body language tells it all..my cats have the same when walking about the garden! Lovely work! You are gifted!
hugs NG

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you Gail & Alicia, for your visit.

Nice to see you Melissa & NG. I'm a dog person Nature Girl and although my friends have cats, I'm not used to having them around my house, therefore, a bit unfamiliar with the way they might move or act. Luckily though, the person that commissioned the mailbox sent some beautiful photos of the cat sitting in some lush, green grass. Made a great back drop for the kitties himself.

Marilyn said...

Hi Ruth,
I love this! Very sweet. Your blog and website are always where I go for inspiration! Have a great holiday!

the feathered nest said...

Wow all the way to Belgium - that's so neat! It's just gorgeous and so unique!

Manuela

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Marilyn & Manuela...I hope both of you have happy holidays as well.

Inspired Tokens said...

How wonderful, what a lucky kitty...all the way to Belgium! How lucky is that? This little kitty will surely be the talk of the town.

KJ said...

Ruth… What a lovely job you did! We don't have mailboxes like that in my city or I'd order one, too!

Christmas Blessings,
KJ

Ruth Welter said...

Hi KJ & IT, thanks, I hope the new owners in Belgium will love their new kitty.

Happy holidays to you both as well.

Mosaic*Queen said...

I totally agree!! Sometimes it's nice to do nothing at all! :-)
Beautiful mailbox!
Hugs!
Michelle

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How sweet that mailbox kittie is! A personalized mailbox is a great gift!
Penny

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Michelle & Penny... yes, sometimes when you take a break, it is nice to do nothing at all and just let your creative juices get flowing again.

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

I love your blog and artwork,kitty is cute.I just had a tragedy with my little dog CeCe.She was attacked by a bullpit Sunday.Thank God she is going to be ok,her leg is chewed up,heart enlarged from trauma.CeCe is on heavy morphine.the doctor did not know how either one of us survived the viscious attack.She is the only family I have.I was creating Xmas projects but everything is on hold ..I guess I won't be celebrating this year! angels must have protected her,I was also in shock and cannot remember how the pit got off her? People were there just standing watching like entertainment.Arch Angel Michael is near me I have been told in past.Thank God! I am blogging your blog! LOL Denise

Ruth Welter said...

Denise, it is great to meet you. I would love to exchange blog links with you.

I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to your dog, I'm glad he'll be ok...what a horrible thing to have happen. I hope he's doing very well and will make a full recovery very soon.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

The 'all the way to Belgium' comments made me smile as Belgium is right next door to me, literally. ;-)

What a great way to decorate a mailbox and so well done too. The new owners must be very happy with it. BTW is that kitty a Russian Blue?

Suzanne said...

Hi Ruth~
Very cute kitty...I'm sure the new owners will be thrilled with it!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Yoland & Suzanne, he was a fun kitty to paint.

Regarding your question Yolanda, I'm not sure if he's a Russian Blue or not, the owner didn't say. He sure is a pretty little guy though. : )