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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful New Years!

May 2010 bring continued blessings to you and yours! 
I will be back at the easel this Monday...I'm taking a few days 'off' for some much needed 'me' time. God bless & thank you for your continued support, kindness, and interest in my work!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wishing Everyone a Truly Blessed, Family Filled Christmas!

Hope everyone has a holiday filled with family, fun, and lots of laughter! Thank you for your support & encouragement throughout this year and for your friendship! God bless!~Lara

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fine Art Giclee Prints...Now Available!

With the new year fast approaching I wanted to start offering fine art giclee prints of some of my original oil paintings. I know not everyone can afford an original painting so I thought a quality print is the next best thing! You can find them in my store on etsy and ebay, or feel free to contact me direct!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last Minute Gift Idea...Pet Portrait Gift Certificate!

Need a GRREAT last minute gift idea? 
How about a Gift Certficate for a Custom Pet Portrait by me! 
Just contact me with the address of the recipient 
and I will send them a gift certificate in the amount you specify! 
Pet portraits are a wonderful, personable gift 
they will cherish for years to come!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Commissions...

Just thought I'd share a couple Christmas commissions I've been working on...still have a few to finish! Such a GRREAT gift idea I reckon! ;) If you are interested in a pet portrait feel free to contact me!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My item for the Blog*Bid*Hope Auction, 5"x 7" Custom Oil Painting


The auctions to benefit Anissa Mayhew have started, and there are many great items to bid on! Everything starts at only $10!! Here is a link to my item, a Custom 5"x 7" Oil Painting of something you treasure...so far I think it has only been bid up to $14! This is really for a great cause so I am hoping more bids will come in! All you have to do is leave your bid on the blog post in the comments section. Bidding ends THIS FRIDAY at 8PM EST (5PM PST).

Friday, December 4, 2009

NEW Christmas Winter Pups...

(6"x 6", oil on stretched canvas,

I'll need to re-photograph these once the sun returns to Michigan, but I was able to get a couple more Christmas Pup Paintings done just in time for the holidays! I am also still taking Pet Portrait Commissions, however, unless they are booked by the end of today I cannot guarantee delivery in time for Christmas. What you can do for last minute gifts is put a little note in a card saying that you are having a portrait done for that special someone. A grreat gift idea they will cherish for years to come! Contact me if you would like to book in for a pet portrait!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

When in Doubt, Get it Checked Out (Jedha's Visit to the Animal Cancer & Imaging Center)

Today Jedha went to the Animal Cancer & Imaging Center in Canton, Michigan
and I am so glad we took him there! We met with Dr. Joyce Obradovich who is an Oncologist
Specialist and it is so obvious upon speaking with her, just how much she cares for animals.
Jedha was given a thorough exam and to our surprise the lumps we had been worried about
turned out not to be cancer, however, something we thought was just a pimple
turned out to have cancerous cells!

We will now be going back to our veterinarian to see about scheduling the removal of this growth. We are just so thankful that it is small and it looks like we have caught it at just the right time! Please continue to keep Jedha in your prayers and if you are thinking of having a portrait done, it would be a great help to us if you consider booking it in soon as it will help to cover the cost of his upcoming surgery.
Thank you to those who have already booked in portraits
and those who have purchased paintings from me on ebay and etsy!
Every little bit helps and I truly appreciate it, especially at this time!

(Jedha looking out the window at the sparrows at Dr. Obradovich's office)
(Taffy came too, and waited patiently with Dad while Jedha was examined)

(Many cards, photos, and letters of thanks grace the walls at Dr. Obradovich's clinic)