Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hello everyone!
I have been pretty busy with life lately, and it looks like things are going to keep up for awhile. We have four guests coming to visit us next week so Im not sure how much painting I can squeeze in. I am going to try to keep up though, as I feel like I should have more work done than I do at this point. I am still confident I will make my deadline, not to worry. I am feeling like a lot of things are getting neglected, I havent been returning calls or emails as promptly as I would like and I have needed to cut my hair for a couple of weeks now! But we are still finding time to recreate and go to the beach, walk the dogs and enjoy life. I feel like as long as I can do that, make art and pay the bills I am winning. 
I am really stoked to announce that the Big Island Humane Society is officially on board with the project and two of the wonderful staff members there are already helping me get the word out. I will be donating a custom portrait to their Tropical Paws fundraiser in May, and hopefully that will help raise awareness of the project. Together we are working on ideas to generate submissions and interest. 
The network we are all building with the Canine Portrait Project is still growing. I am getting one or two dogs submissions daily, minimum. Some days more. The submissions are staying well ahead of my painting! The response has been overwhelmingly positive and I am constantly getting good feedback about the work Ive already done. I am still loving every second of painting and am honored to be working with so many dedicated pet owners. I get a deep sense of satisfaction knowing I have painting subject matter to last a long while and that people are anticipating the work. Its very fulfilling and I appreciate everyones involvement on every scale. 
 No painting to post right now, I just wanted to check in. I hope everyone is having a great week and that my mainland friends and family are staying warm!! 

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