Monthly Archives: July 2012


Murphy is a member of the Floyd family. He, and his dear friend Alexander, the family cat who recently passed away, will be depicted royally. Stay tuned for progress reports!

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What a great crop of beets we have in our garden this year. Last night we roasted them and then tossed them with wilted beet greens, toasted pecans, feta cheese, and balsamic vinegar. Fabulous!

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Frenchie Winery Opened with a Bark-B-Que

Frenchie’s winery opened with a bash, fun things for dogs to do and great wine for people to drink. The decor is all about Frenchie and the Old World Animal Portraits created for this famed, aristocratic canine. You can read … Continue reading

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Fur Beads

Just when I thought my portraits were at the wacky end of the pet art spectrum, I discovered jewelry made of hair balls. Not the kind kitties cough up, but ones you make from fur you collect from your shedding … Continue reading

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Martha Washington’s Pickled Purslane

Knowing that purslane is an edible weed, I let it be in my garden so I could add snippets to salads. It’s good for you too; it is rich with vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids. As it turns out, … Continue reading

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Visit My Etsy Shop

Today I launched an Etsy Shop called “Old World Pet Portraits”. Over the years, I have painted hundreds of critters proudly wearing the attire of kings, queens, dukes and other important characters. Now many of them are available as prints. … Continue reading

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Pug on a Loon

Walter snoozes with his favorite toy.

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Art Bags

When I go somewhere special, I like to take one of the handbags made for me by Debora Crichton, proprietor of Art Bags, a thriving business of many lovely handbags, compacts and other such things. Debora is releasing a new … Continue reading

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Groovy, Baby

Photographer Robyn Arouty is mad about mod. She saw my portraits and knew she wanted to have me memorialize her beloved Maya (bottom middle photo), a Jack Russel/Chinese Crested mix….. but the old world style just wasn’t quite what she … Continue reading

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