With the last of my holiday orders en route to their new homes, my Christmas break begins!
But do so overwhelmed by the positive responses received, thank you.
I appreciate your being a part of my creative world and choosing my work for your keepsakes.
Wishing each and every one of you a holiday filled with laughter, good food and great company.
Merry Christmas!

Gift giver Lici wrote "I have several friends that have used you for pet portraits. This 5 x 7's for a friend of mine who recently lost her dog, Jadi. I would describe Jadi as a loyal best friend (2/9/98 - 9/4/14)"
Jadi 5x7 Watercolor memorial portrait

When seeing her gift Lici wrote: "It's perfect! Thank you!"

I'm fortunate my business brings me in contact with the absolute best people, and Susan & Mike are definitely among the top of that list!  
They shared this about their girl dog: 
"Miranda, a 3 year old Havanese mix. We rescued her two years ago. She's energetic, playful, free-spirited, frisky, and affectionate. Very inquisitive while on walks." Susan & Mike

 Miranda (and toy ball) Hand painted ornament ©Shelly Burden

Susan wrote: "The ornament is absolutely adorable! I love it!

Having painted an 11x14 of this fluffy boy, I was thrilled to paint an ornament of my former muse.
Nick ornament ©Shelly Burden

Virginia shares this about their Nick, named for being a Christmas puppy:
"One of his favorite times of the year! We had a little red pail of treats under the tree & he & Shotzy would each get one every night. Nick thought it was his duty to "guard" this prize under the tree!
Bella's pendant - From her hubby Chance, a birthday gift for Brenda of their delightful girl dog!
 Bella Hand painted pendant ©Shelly Burden
Michelle's pendant keepsake of Dylan, a one of a kind and much missed companion.

Dylan Hand painted watercolor pendant ©Shelly Burden

Charge: a Russian Tortoise. He got his name because when they would let him out in the backyard, he would charge across the grass. My nephew got Charge for his birthday when he was in the 5th grade – he is now a junior in college. Charge lives in Houston and loves to sun himself in the backyard on warm days.
Petey: Likely a runaway because he was groomed and had a collar, but no tags. Pictures & flyers were posted for 6 weeks trying to find his owner, but to no avail. Petey has NEVER met a stranger. He loves to fetch and sit in whatever lap is available.

Charge and Petey Painted Ornaments ©Shelly Burden

Ann wrote: "I love the ornament you did of my Duke so much, I'd like to have ornaments made for my 2 nephews." (then after seeing her gifts) " I love them!...my sister does too!"