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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Four Bostons in Progress...

My largest piece to date, 24"x36"...quite a challenge but I'm really loving how each pup has such unique markings...it creates an interesting design element to the piece....stay tuned! :) If you or someone you know is interested in having a portrait done feel free to contact me! and/or visit my website at http://www.studiolara.com 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Taffy's Ongoing Battle Against Bone Cancer...

Thought it was time for another video...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQlthHfcY20

Limited Offer! 5x7 Portraits $65 Canvas Panel/$100 Stretched Canvas to Help with Taffy's Cancer Treatment

For a Limited Time I will be offering 5x7 Pet Portraits in Oil for $65 on canvas panel, $100 on stretched canvas & 8x10 portraits for $125 on canvas panel, $150 on stretched canvas (I usually charge $200)...we really need the help with Taffy's ongoing treatment of bone cancer. His pain patches alone will cost us $200 a month & this doesn't include his supplements, chemo, etc. etc. Feel free to share with anyone you may know who might be interested in having a portrait done! Thank you! Contact me for details/any questions...I work from digital photos as well as actual printed photos.
(*my husband was let go from his job with Art Van today, he will be starting full-time at NY LIFE, but it would be a great help to us at this time if you are thinking of having a portrait done. Thank you so much!)

Monday, June 20, 2011

What a Difference 24 hours Makes!!

So apparently Taffy hasn't been in agony but suffering side effects from the morphine...we switched to a pain patch last night & today he jumped on the couch when my sister dropped off dinner & barked out the window!! He hasn't done that in a couple months! And then he went running outside after dinner, barking at the dog next door that he hates!! I am still in total shock! It's as if he has no clue he has cancer! Thank you God for your mercy & love towards all creatures great & small! :))...also, for a limited time I am offering 5x7 oil paintings on canvas panel for $65 to help with Taffy's cancer treatments. If you or someone you know is interested in having a pet portrait done feel free to contact me!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Trip to the ER :(

(**For a limited time I am offering 5"x7" portraits on canvas panel for $50...we are hoping to get a Special Pain Patch for Taffy today as it looks like we have to return to the ER... My paypal is: Loveall4Him@aol.com just put "Portrait for Taffy" in the subject line, or email me for my address by check. Thank you!)

Had to take Taffy into the ER last night for pain...he has a large opening in his cheek now...I won't lie, it's awful...we are hoping to get in touch with our doctor soon, but so far no luck. If he continues to not respond to his new pain meds today we will have no choice but to have to return to the ER today. Please keep Taffy in your prayers! May God have mercy on Taffy...he's been thru so much in his battle against this dreadful disease! Also, if you or someone you know is interested in having a pet portrait done, feel free to contact me and/or visit my website: Studio Lara.com...the funds will help us with Taffy's ongoing cancer treatments. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Update on Taffy...

Not a great deal to report other than Taffy got some morphine today & will have more of the remaining tumor removed tomorrow along with chemo...not outta the woods, still in the valley, but looking up towards the sun!

Friday, June 10, 2011

He's home...

Taffy had surgery yesterday to remove most of the tumor...there is just a bit above his eye...looks awful, but much of it was removed & he will be able to see out of his eye. He needs to heal up this week & then we fight like hell next week to kill the remaining cancer. Thank you for your continued thoughts & prayers. We love our boy so much.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Taffy Scheduled for Surgery...

Taffy is scheduled for surgery in the morning, he had to stay the night at the vets as they weren't able to get to his surgery today & will do the surgery 1st thing in the morning to remove a large portion of his tumor. He is also on an IV of chemo drugs...we are at war with his bone cancer.
The 2nd photo is a current commission I am working on of a sad looking Bassett on top of a vintage suitcase. Stay tuned for the end result! ;) If you are interested in having a portrait done feel free to contact me!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bernese Mountain Dog Painting in OIL & Update on Taffy

Just finished this Bernese Mountain Dog painting which will be available in my store on etsy or if you are interested in purchasing it feel free to contact me! Taffy is still in his fight against bone cancer...it's been pretty rough this past week, he doesn't want to eat much and the tumor has gone thru his cheekbone and into his mouth. Meds have been difficult to get in at times, so much so that when he does not want to take them by mouth we have to give them the other way...I know, not pretty but if it means saving his life, well you just do it. Thank you for your contiued prayers & if you are interested in having a portrait done or know of anyone please feel free to contact me and/or pass along my name. God bless!