Author Archives: Carol Lew

My Exhibit at the Civilization Museum in Quebec

I am proud to participate in this museum‘s exploration into the world of cats. My artwork is in a room where visitors are encouraged to sit with a (real-looking) cat and experience the joys of purring. An exhibition that lets … Continue reading

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Bunsen – A Great Little Helper

Bunsen is never far from me as I go about my day fulfilling mail orders, painting portraits, working on my computer. And it’s only fitting that he pull his weight in the family to help out. He is particularly suited … Continue reading

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Huffington Post Says My Portraits Are So Bad, They’re Good

I’ll take it! In a recent Huffington Post article about hilarious white elephant gifts, my Lady Pom Pom was chosen among 18 other gems of gifts people might give at a Yankee swap for the entertainment of it. My Old … Continue reading

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A Feature About Me in Rural Intelligence

Love this article that just came out today. It’s so well-written that even I’m extra-super inspired about my paintings today! Featured Creatures: The Old World Pet Portraits Of Carol Lew By Amy Krzaik My cat, Oliver, believes himself to be … Continue reading

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Bugus Bunsen Bean

Anyone who has the pleasure and privilege of sharing their lives with pets, has also experienced the sad, empty feeling when you lose them. Over the last five months, we lost our beloved Louise and Walter to old-age issues. For … Continue reading

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The Bees in My Loft

I am a first year beekeeper. Actually, I have been told that I can’t claim the beekeeper title until I have hives that survive for a whole year. I’m doing the beekeeping thing a little different than most folks; my … Continue reading

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The Dignity of Animals

Whether I’m painting Old World Portraits or giving my dog a belly rub, my life is largely about animals. That’s why I spend a good bit of time each week volunteering for organizations who help the ones who are down … Continue reading

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Buster made the New York Times

This shrine dedicated to the late Buster is not the only interesting feature in Chris Grabenstein’s apartment. And the New York Times thought his place interesting enough to showcase it in Easter Sunday’s “What I Love” feature in the Real … Continue reading

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Wellington the Guinea Pig

Far far away, in a land called Australia, there lived a Guinea Pig named Wellington. He was well loved by his person, and when his life was over, his person was very sad. The friends of his person decided to … Continue reading

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Sebastian the Saint Bernard

Sebastian’s people live near a Civil War battlefield in the south, and felt that a portrait of Stonewall Jackson would be a good refrence for their dog’s portrait. He does look quite handsome in uniform.

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