Love Your Friends

Good morning from my studio in East Nashville. It’s the second day of spring, and I can see the trees out my window in full bud. It’s always a pleasant surprise to see the trees and flowers coming to life.

Here is Georgie, who was the best friend to East Nashville’s premier pet sitter, Tosha Franklin. Tosha recently lost Georgie, and her friends got together to get his portrait done as a present for her. I was so honored to get to paint this beautiful pup. I so hope it brings some help to Tosha in her time of loss.

And, again, a mild rant. If you have never loved a pet and have that love returned, then you don’t know how much it hurts to lose them, and you have missed out on one of the best things this world has to offer.

So cherish your pet friends; they are special. Thanks for looking; have a great day.