Not too long ago I got an email from a proud mama who was getting ready to move her baby into her "big girl" bed. She wanted to mark the memorable occassion with something special, like a picture of the big girl and her favorite pup, Rusty. How could I deny this request?
"FYI - I am completely in love with your paintings and the ones in your last blog were awesome! Kenly is graduating to a big girl bed soon, so we will be redecorating her room. I would love to have a painting of her and our dog rusty."
This is a picture of Kenly. Doesn't she just look ornery? I just know she will be an instigator like I used to be....and I like it! I love her whispy bangs and pig tails. Not to mention her beautiful eyes!
This is Rusty (and Eric). He was the baby before the baby, and a much loved baby at that.
A handsome dog indeed.
As I was cruising the pictures of the both of them online, I found a few that show how they love each other. I love her staring him down.
And, of course, Kenly showing Rusty just who is boss. While her expression cracks me up to begin with, I love how Rusty is completely unconcerned. Apparently Rusty is used to being wollered on, and I like that in a dog.
This is what I came up with for her big girl room.
I loved her grin in her pictures, so I tried to give her the same wavy smile in her picture.
I dig the way it turned out. I got the approval of Kenly's mom too. I think she said "holy cow I love it!" if I remember right. I tell ya folks, there is nothing better than a happy customer and a happy little girl!