You have to see this scratchboard drawing of Mo!!






As you know, I am always amazed by artists.  And affordable, tiny, original works are some of my favorites!

We have a sweet little artist gallery here in Old Town Auburn.  Occasionally, I wander in and stroll around.  One of my favorite artists is Ann Ranlett.  She paints on scratchboard.  For example, here is a Christmas Ornament I bought from her and a portrait of some type of brilliant bird – which I keep on my desk:

I love these! I have them on my desk and they just make me smile. Tiny, original drawings, my fav!

 

I COMMISSIONED A PORTRAIT OF MO.

I was bored while in bed, recuperating from my hip replacement, and I decided to see if Ann did commissions.  (I had looked on the back of the two pieces I owned, and it seemed like she would take commissions because she had all of her contact information.)  So I emailed her.

I emailed her…

THIS WAS THE PHOTO I SENT:

In the email, I sent a few photos.  I figured that she might need angles or different perspectives than I would understand.  And, what I think is “cute” might not make sense to an artist.  Anyway, she picked this one.

AFTER A FEW DAYS, I RECEIVED A PROGRESS REPORT!

After a few days, Ann checked in with me.  She wanted to make sure that she was on the right track.  Here is what she sent.  I was very encouraged.

This was her first progress report.

A WEEK LATER, I RECEIVED THIS PROGRESS REPORT:

Wow!  I was thrilled… it looks just like him, she totally captured his expression!

Wow! This looks just like him!

AND HERE IS THE FINAL.  PERFECTION.  I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

My perfect Mini Mo scratchboard drawing.  I LOVE it!

It looks just like him! She totally captured his expression.

Framed. She sent it to me, framed.

Comparison of final with the original photo. I think she totally captured the essence of Mo!

NOW I AM RUMMAGING THROUGH A MOUNTAIN OF MY PET PHOTOS!

This fabulous, original rendition of Mo was UNDER $100.  So, I can actually afford to treat myself  every few months or so.  I have photos lined up!

I’m sure Ann would be thrilled to hear from anyone who would like a scratchboard of your animal.  If you do it, PLEASE send me the end result and your story!  I’d love to hear!

Ann Ranlett, MSA, SAA, Nature Illustrations & Pet Portraits
ScratchboardArtByAnn.com
www.annran.com/shop

(She doesn’t know I wrote about her…)

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FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $500 (Thank you!)   We’ve saved POWDER PUFF 2/7/22 ($800),  EDDIE 2/9/22 ($1200), SURSHA 3/16/22 ($780),  BABY FRED 4/7/22 ($650), “CC” Close Call  5/17/22 ($550), PACIFICA  5/22/22 ($780), DONNA 7/25/22 ($600), MAXIMILLIAN 11/8/22 ($1300), “TJ” 1/8/23 ($1000), SWEETIE 1/8/23 ($700)

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SATURDAY IS PHOBLOG DAY!






Today, will be a rainy day here in Northern CA.  So, I will continue to unpack the boxes in the garage.

HERE WE GO!

A Dalation pelican

I love this. Look at that face.

A mother is a mother…

Gorgeous, healthy, wild horses.

Cracked me up.

Wow! I remember when this happened… and I remember that car!

I wish I had this artistry.

Another piece of artistry

And another!

Ha!

Pretty, pretty.

Who knew?!

Gross… but good to know.

This is very interesting.. how the mares are all turned away and moving while the boys figure it out.

NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!

KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND.

FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $500 (Thank you!)   We’ve saved POWDER PUFF 2/7/22 ($800),  EDDIE 2/9/22 ($1200), SURSHA 3/16/22 ($780),  BABY FRED 4/7/22 ($650), “CC” Close Call  5/17/22 ($550), PACIFICA  5/22/22 ($780), DONNA 7/25/22 ($600), MAXIMILLIAN 11/8/22 ($1300), “TJ” 1/8/23 ($1000), SWEETIE 1/8/23 ($700)

Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This Fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse or donkey from slaughter, you know we will do that here.

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Thank you!

 



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