Author Archives: Carol Lew

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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Tales from the Appalachian Trail

Earlier this week, I saw a facebook post from Ben Montgomery. He’s the author of “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk”, a book about a 67 year old woman who walked the whole Appalacian trail back in the 1970s in Ked’s sneakers and … Continue reading

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Napoleon, If He Was A Guinea Pig

Of all the many images in my Etsy Shop, Guinea Pigs are at the top of the popularity list. I confess, I have never known a Guinea Pig, but I do think they’re adorable. They look awfully cute in clothes … Continue reading

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Portrait Happily Received

One of my clients, Gretchen, sent me a video of her sister Heidi opening a gift; the portrait I had painted of Heidi’s beloved, departed cat, Baldwin. Only once before have I seen a person receive one of my portraits … Continue reading

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My Volunteer Work; TNR

Being a work-at-home artist give me the flexibility to do volunteer work I’m passionate about. For over a decade, I was very involved with a local shelter. It was fulfilling to watch cats and dogs get a second chance at … Continue reading

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Wine and Spirits Magazine

A few weeks ago, our friend and neighbor, Josh Greene, called to invite me and Kent to dinner. “I’m roasting a chicken and serving a nice wine. And also, I am going to take a photo of wine being poured … Continue reading

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Anne of Cleves

History is much more fun when dogs are involved! Anne of Cleves was the fourth wife of Henry VIII, and only held that post for seven months in 1540. She was luckier than most of Henry’s wives in that she … Continue reading

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