Saturday, December 22, 2007

Pugalicious for Christmas

Pug by Lori Levin "Baxter"
graphite on paper

Pardon the title of this post. It rhymes doesn't it? Oh, humor me, ok! Maybe I should have titled it "Pug Alert" because you either love or hate these dogs. There is no in between.

This is a last minute Christmas commission. Not only was this piece created with a major time crunch but the photographs sent were the worst I've ever received. I'm not lying when I say I prayed for guidance the entire time I worked on the dog portrait. Maybe God likes pugs because I believe I had divine assistance in this one. Perhaps I will re-title this blog "Making Something Out of Nothing with God".

As I've said, this year I compare every holiday to that of last year. I clearly remember how I felt and looked last Christmas Eve. It wasn't good. This year, if I'm feeling ill it will be because of too much food and drink and that is likely to happen. I can't begin to tell you how choked up I get thinking about how sweet this year is. It is a feeling like no other. Bittersweet. Just the way I like my chocolate.

Santa, please bring me commissions with good photographs. That's all I want for Christmas. I have my two front teeth and so much more.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

I love this portrait! It reminds me of my pug, Caesar. Sad to say, I haven't heard how he is doing since he went to live with his daddy. Your portrait brings back so many happy memories with that little guy. Thanks and happy holidays to you!


KleoPatra said...

Happy HOWLidays :)

May 2008 bring you continued GOOD health and nachas, Lori.