Most of us have more than one area of interest or expertise, but rarely do we get to combine our passions into one day.
When I was asked to be a vendor for the event I was pleased. I not only have lost several dogs to cancer but am a cancer survivor myself. So, the topic is near and dear to my heart. The "near" is easy to understand, but the "dear" requires some explanation.
I am often asked, "When did you start doing these pet portraits."
I usually answer, "About seven years ago." Most people smile, and then we begin to talk about my technique or their own pets. I rarely explain, and most people don't ask, "What happened seven year ago?"
I was diagnosed with cancer.
Within seconds of hearing the words, I decided that someday was here. That no longer could I put off doing the things I love. Simply put - if I had never had cancer, the paintings you'll see at my booth and on this website would never have happened.
We share our lives with our pets. I get great joy from recreating that relationship of love on my canvases.
Dogs are in the moment. These days so am I. That's how this blog got its name.
I hope to see you at the event and to hear your story.