Sunday, June 22, 2014


I always love it when the request is a secret gift for either husband or wife. Carly was a birthday gift for a wife. Being told his wife is always looking at little Cavalier sculptures to find one that resembles their own dog I knew I could help. With pictures sent I began to make this cute little one. Picking the pose was pretty much left to me didn't take long to decide on the cute one with the paw curled under. It is such a joy to see all the dog photos come in and when the dog is a surprise it can be funny. I could see in the real Carly she was not sure why she had to suddenly stand in odd ways so markings could be seen. She had that look in her eye like I see in my Bob when they are just suspicious of all this photo taking. Another very sweet part of this commission is she was actually given many weeks before the birthday.... sweet anticipation. I am happy to report that I was shared a picture of Carly in her mom's hand soon followed by a message how much she loved the piece and it looked just like her!  Can't ask for more than that.. I love dog people! They are simply the best..

  "Until one has loved an animal, a part of 
         one's soul remains unawakened"

  Anatole France

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