Dog Art with Ashes

Dog Art with Ashes

One little nose and 27 whiskers, the squinty-love look from the eyes of my soulmate kitty, that purr that was one of the most comforting sounds I had ever heard. My world felt out of control, but with Jake I knew I had a loyal listening ear and comforter. My companion...my caretaker.... These animals we love so dearly because of the unconditional love and loyalty they provide for as long as their bodies and soul-nourishing spirits can give back to us. Because we know we will miss these angelic critters, we look for ways to somehow hold them with us for as long as we possibly can...some...

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Cat photo with peony flowers

Cat photo with peony flowers

¬† How to create a cat photo with peony flowers? With patience! ūüėČ Cats don't "sit" or "stay" like dogs do. They take awhile to settle into a cozy space. For her kitty photo session, I got Paris, our senior cat pictured here, a cozy blanket with a heating pad underneath to set on my husband's lap. I waited for her to settle in while he pet her a bit before I started photographing her. Our kitty who is turning 15 this month, has been in our family for 14 years. My husband and his daughter chose Paris out of all the other cats in the shelter years ago in Southern California. My husband...

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Celebrate Dogs with Artwork – 3 Special Pups

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Perfect Cuddle Companion. Adventure Buddy. Calming Comforter. We celebrate dogs with artwork to remember these very special pups for decades to come! Each of these three dogs belongs to a member of our United States Military and have been helped through a Non-Profit called Dogs on Deployment (DoD). Dogs on Deployment is a foster network helping deploying military find temporary homes for their loved pets while away. Each year DoD has a contest in search of one special dog owned by a military member to serve as a mascot for Dogs on Deployment. For one year, that mascot will represent DoD...

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Dog Photography | Therapy Dog in Chino Hills

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Comforter. Best friend. Lifesaver. Those are words we use to describe Pluto, the lab mix rescued by his mom. This is a classic case of who rescued who. This dog mom works tirelessly for a local SoCal rescue group, Priceless Pets. It is there that she found this gem of a dog, who has been her loyal companion through some very difficult times. Because of the bond they share, she had me come to their home in Chino Hills to photograph that sweet Pluto face she so adores and to document the love between them. Pluto is this family's grounding base. He aims to please. Not only does he help his...

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Custom Dog Memorial Art

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As more and more pet parents view their animal as a family member, not just a pet, they go to great lengths to seek out special products and meaningful ways to remember them. As shared in a recent post, I discovered a way to create custom dog memorial art in trying to commemorate my own loved dog, Jack, that passed over a year ago. I developed a solution for taking all the memory keepsakes I had of him and creatively putting them into ONE classy piece as an honorable remembrance of his life. Just like me, Mumford's mom was trying to do the same: "Thank you so much for this priceless gift...

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Photoshoot for 3 dogs in SoCal

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This photoshoot for dogs in SoCal comprised of these 3 cute Yorkies photographed together in the gorgeous sunset lighting! These cute pups photographed together are all related! "Little Bit" (in the middle) is the senior and mama of the crew. Romeo (L) and Phoebe (R) are siblings. What does everyone want out of their photoshoot? A nice photo where ALL eyes are open with happy faces looking at the camera TOGETHER.  Dogs will be dogs and Phoebe (with the dark pink bow) was moving around (as dogs do!).  We can usually make portrait magic happen with enough patience, squeaky toys, and treats...

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Custom Pet Art Featured in HGTV article

Custom Pet Art Featured in HGTV article

I'm thrilled to have our custom pet art etchings included in HGTV.com's article "10 Ways to Celebrate Your Pet with Art" - page 7! Over the past 2.5 years I have been helping pet parents get that favorite snapshot (even cell phone shot) out of the digital world and pressed into a tangible handmade work of art. Each custom pet art etching is handcrafted with sunshine, metal, ink and Italian fine art paper on my Grammy's printing press. I found it interesting that the etching image she chose from files sent happens to be my own Greyboy, my kitty Jake and business namesake, whose cremain ash...

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Custom Dog Portrait Keepsake

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Yep, I'm a crazy dog lady. That's who I am. When my dog passed, it was so very difficult, as I'm sure you well know from the passing of your own pets. They weasel their way into your heart and become so intertwined with you. With this guy, my Jack, his whole story made it even more burdensome when I had to say goodbye. (You'll see why if you read this post: 5 Helps for Saying Goodbye...) I really wanted something special to remember him by; a custom dog portrait keepsake. So, after his passing, with the help of Lap of Love's Dr. Mary and also Deanna from Paws n Claws Aquamation, I had...

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Palm Springs Pet Photographer documents Afghan Hound Jake

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Palm Springs Pet Photography for Afghan Hound Jake Palm Springs Pet Photographer, Mandi, documents a rescued hound in his new home: Wow, does this Palm Springs Pet Photography session have a star and a story! Jake came from a horrible hoarding situation in South Korea where he and 6 other Afghan Hounds were kept in filthy wire cages. He had to be quarantined before he came to Southern CA to settle in with his new mom in the Palm Springs area of CA. Jake was severely underweight and heartworm positive when he arrived to the USA in March of 2017. Jake's new mom adopted him from The Afghan...

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Win a Pet Portrait Etching

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To celebrate Valentine's Day and those animal companions we so love, Greyboy Pet Prints is hosting a giveaway to win a pet portrait etching! This was my soulmate, my animal companion Jake, whom I created a handcrafted etching of with sunshine, metal, ink and an old-fashioned printmaking press. (His pet portrait etching is extra special as I incorporated Jake's ashes into the ink so it truly is a special keepsake.) To find out more about a pet portrait etching and HOW TO ENTER our annual Valentine etching giveaway, go HERE. In honor of all the great pet and owner love stories out there,...

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