I made it. I did it!
I painted and presented a Dog-A-Day for the Month of February!!
Let me introduce our Beauty Queen, the icing on the cake
“a girl name BO”
Her Mama writes, “This is my dog, Bo.
A girl Bo. 🙂 She is my husband and my first baby. She was rescued from a kill shelter in WV and brought to D.C., where we adopted her at about a year old. She changed our lives. She is the sweetest, best behaved, most endearing pup we have ever had. A few years after rescuing Bo we had our first son and 2 years later our second son. Bo was amazing with our boys from day 1. They consider her their older, fluffy sister. She is 9, almost 10 years old now. I can’t believe how fast time flies, but she is still as cute as ever. She goes on a walk/jog with me every morning, and it’s the best way to start each day.”
Oh Bo. You sweet sweet girl. I absolutely loved painting you and I will miss your sweet face looking back at me from my studio walls.
Wow, I feel like I just finished a Mini-Marathon. Such a Labor of Love. It started out to be just a challenge, try to paint a Dog-a-day for the month of February. But in the process of painting, of waking up every day…pouring my coffee and heading into the next room…my Dining Room/Studio taking out the days photos and getting to know that dog…it’s story…and then creating that face on a canvas…in the process – my heart got lighter. I guess you could say I went into February with a bit of a heavy heart…and exited lighter…more hopeful, more connected and centered and happy.
I DO HOPE to continue this endeavor …a new dog a day, once things quiet down with our house being for sale…. for now what I have decided to do is to get back to the HOME and DESIGN based posts on the blog but on Instagram (@leslidevito) I plan to continue posting dogs I have and will be painting…their faces will greet you and their stories will entertain you.
Thank you for following along , for sharing your dogs with me and for your kind words. Please take advantage of the offer on leslidevito.com to get a 10 x 10 dog portrait done…I am taking commissions through March 5.
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
—Josh Billings (a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw; humorist and lecturer)