She lived most of her life in a parking lot, but she was greatly loved by her “Parking Lot Mommies” who tended to her needs and to those of the other cats who lived with her.
In recent months, her caretakers decided it was time for Sweet Pea to give indoor living a go. She adapted amazingly well, and she became the “Third Cat” of Dorian Wagner who writes the famed Your Daily Cute blog. That was no small thing.
Although I have not offered them as a formal pet portrait option until 2014, I have been doing Custom Contemporary Pet Portrait Drawings upon request for quite some time. I am not sure why I didn’t make it a more prominent feature until now. I do enjoy drawing them!
And lo and behold, BZTAT makes portraits of animals other than cats and dogs!
This drawing of a cockatiel bird named Ash was created for Lisa Jellinek, who operates a Natural Dog and Cat Food Store. Lisa had lost Ash to the Rainbow Bridge suddenly, and she was wanting an artwork to celebrate the joy her beloved Cockatiel had brought to her family’s life while the bird was alive.
Here are Lisa’s words about the portrait:
We lost Ash unexpectedly and were devastated. We asked BZTAT if she “does birds” and she asked for some pictures of Ash. When our completed portrait arrived in the mail we were brought to tears as she captured our fun, sweet loving bird perfectly. That beautiful portrait now sits in my office and makes us smile every day.
I am so gratified when I hear that my artwork has brought some joy to someone who has lost a pet. I know how that loss feels, as I have lost beloved pets myself, and to bring some happiness back to someone experiencing that loss is very moving for me as an artist.