What if you want to remember a beloved pet in an artful way that makes you smile, but you don’t have a good photo? These one of a kind pet portraits were created out of this need to craft something special for a cat mom that has no photo of her kitty, Redondo, but still wanted a special keepsake of him.
Because Redondo was sick and elderly when he was adopted, mom didn’t have any great photos. HOWEVER, she did have his paw print. By the way, here is how to get a paw print of your pet.
ONE OF A KIND PET PORTRAIT WITH PAW PRINT
While I wait for her to send me his paw print, I’ve created one of these special portraits for my own kitty, Paris, aka “Sassypants.”
In order to create this keepsake, I have married together my pre-made mini pet art etchings using my already crafted etching of a general kitty nose. Sometimes people order these as sweet little thinking of you gifts and have me personalize them with a pet’s name.
To be clear, these are NOT crafted with your photo (because in this situation you don’t have one), but crafted from a photo of a generic kitty nose. These etchings are made with the printmaking process using sunshine, metal, ink and a printmaking press. Each one is handcrafted.
In this one of a kind pet portrait, I’m able to either use a paw print, a lock of fur, or a kitty tag. One of these very special items is adhered under the little nose art (or kitty paws art shown below). The whole point is to remember a loved companion through art, even without a photo
So, whether you just don’t have a decent photo, or never kept or took a photo, such as with a childhood pet, this is a special way to remember him or her: my pre-made little nose etching with YOUR paw print (or lock of fur…).
ONE OF A KIND DOG PORTRAIT WITH PAW PRINTS
Here is the dog portrait version, which happens to include the shepherd nose. There are other many other different dog breed nose art options available (Frenchie, Border Collie, Terrier, Husky…). If the breed you’re looking for isn’t there yet, contact me and I’ll make one! Think this is a good idea? Let me know!