I love seeing how thoughtful you all are with giving creative holiday portrait gifts for dog moms in your lives!
Here are a few of the custom dog portraits created recently for two dog moms: a sweet pug named Flower and a little Shihtzu named Daisy.
Creative Holiday Portrait Gifts For Dog Moms
Flower was a rescue, who happened to be a little stinky when mom brought her home – hence, the name Flower, as in the skunk on Bambi! Unfortunately, Flower has passed over the rainbow bridge, so their kind friend was looking for a way to help comfort Flower’s mama AND give a thoughtful holiday gift.
Flower’s Holiday Portrait Gift
Their friend emailed me two photos to choose the best for an etching. I suggested which one and got started doing some fine tuning in Photoshop and then etched their photo creating a handcrafted intaglio print with an old printing press.
You can see the etchings process HERE (bottom of the page) in a quick video.
See Flower’s etched metal plate pictured below that her portrait was crafted from. Cute senior girl!
Flower’s Unique Dog Portrait Gift
Flower’s mom ended up getting her holiday gift early, as their friend just couldn’t wait. I received an email –
“I ended up giving Kathleen the etching early…it felt like the right thing to do and it was! She was in tears and absolutely loves it!” – Shelley
Yay! I hope it helps heal her heart to see her favorite furry face everyday and remember all those great memories they had together and what a great companion Flower was for her!
Daisy’s Custom Dog Portrait
Another loving friend, actually TWO of them, wanted to do something special for Daisy, their Shihtzu buddy that they always hung out with. So, they commissioned a custom dog portrait gift for Daisy’s mom when they found out they had just lost their good friend.
Pictured below is Daisy’s creative dog portrait crafted on the printing press right after it was made. The next day her dog art gift was signed and ready for hand-coloring. Since Daisy always dressed in adorable doggie outfits, it was perfect to make her red bow and dress stand out with a little hand-coloring.
I hope Daisy’s mom LOVES her gift from her besties!
In looking for a creative holiday portrait gift for dog moms, whether they are for doggies still with us, or our friends who have already crossed over the rainbow bridge, it’s a true honor to help craft a treasure to always remember memories with these wonderful pet companions we so love!
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Take care and have a wonderful holiday season!