"A friend of mine's kitty cat passed away. I wanted to do something special to honor him for her birthday & immediately thought of you. Can you do one of your lovely ornaments with the picture I snuck from her Facebook page? " Crystal

Crystal had this to say about her gift, "As a
lways, you amaze!  He's just perfect and know will be cherished by my friend. It's been an absolute pleasure. You never disappoint."

Louie. Watercolor Ornament ©Shelly Burden
"I don't know what was more fun...admiring each cute furry face as it arrived via email, or working with Laurie on this special birthday gift! "  
Cade, Bobdog, Haley and Scully. 11x14 Watercolor ©Shelly Burden 2013
Isn't Rascal the cutest? Even his name is adorable! This is Diane's much loved & pampered little sweetie pie, whom I'm very sad to say, has passed since this ornament was painted. 
Tux: A look that exemplifies catitude? Cool A stunning pussycat! This ornament is a Christmas gift for a friend of Diane's.
Cuda: A gorgeous shepherd, and a special ornament being a memorial keepsake.
Rascal, Tux and Cuda. Ornaments. ©Shelly Burden 2013
With the exception of Rascal, Diane will be giving these to her family & friends this upcoming holiday season.
Diane's reaction to Miette & Zoe? 
"Your work is so much more awesome than I expected!! I just LOVE it! 
To Olive & Sadie? Rascal, Tux & Cuda? "ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE THEM ALL - with Rascal as my favorite, of course. Thanks for everything!  Diane
Olive: Shhh, it's a secret, but Diane had me paint this fluffy faced keepsake for her friends gift.
Sadie: Diane shared this about Sadie. "My husband's sister-in-law precious golden.  She recently passed away."
Olive and Sadie. Commissioned Ornaments. ©Shelly Burden 2013
"Miette and Zoe are "Coton de Tulear" dogs that could not be more opposite in personalites. Zoe is the oldest, and barely tolerates Miette. Miette is small and fiesty and always looking for a confrontation."
Miette and Zoe. Commissioned 8x10 Watercolor. ©Shelly Burden 2013