Friday, September 30, 2011

Fond Remembrances: Itty Bitty Paintings for Joey and Maggie

'Joey' and 'Maggie' on canvas in front of Frankenmuth Dachshund

Continuing on with yesterday's theme of being taken back by the kindness of people, one day last April we got a package in the mail from our good pals 'Turbo' and 'Lily,' two long dogs who work closely with and volunteer a lot of their time for MidWest Dachshund Rescue.  We had no idea a package was coming from them, and when we opened it, we were absolutely shocked at the beauty inside:  itty bitty paintings of your 'Long and Short of it All' hosts 'Joey' and 'Maggie,' complete with itty bitty easels to display them on.  Apparently Turbo and Lily had a relative (we apologize that we can't read the artist's name on the back), paint several small paintings to be sold at MWDR's big "Cross Town Bark Around" Fundraiser in May.  In the process, two special paintings were created for Joey and Maggie, and they are just beautiful.  Joey's is great, and Maggie's is just awesome - the artist really captured Maggie's "look" - that wonderful "glare" that she gave Dad when she was tired of getting her photo taken, or any time her dinner was a few minutes late.  Again, these will be something we will treasure for the rest of our lives.  Thank you so much Turbo and Lily! 




Anxiety - Maggie giving Dad that glaring look

14 comments:

Alicia said...

Those little portraits are perfectly beautiful, and capture Maggie and Joey in a delightful way. Precious!!
Such a gift...

Coloradolady said...

What a most precious gift. The kind that it is hard to find the words for!! They are wonderfully done.

firstyouleap said...

Yes, Carson, you and your family are loved.
Melinda and Teagan

Anonymous said...

Beautiful paintings! Love the Frankenmuth dachshund, too. I'm lucky enough to live within an hour's drive of the Frankenmuth Brewery and visit there as much as I can. Their dachshund merch and vintage ads featuring short/long dogs is awesome, and their Hefeweizen and Doppelbock is delicious!

Liz and Mina (mini-dox ruler of the neighborhood)

Andy said...

I've seen that stare before from my dogs. It's that "aren't you forgetting something" look -- fond memories for sure.

Anonymous said...

The portraits are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia (Geneva's mom) said...

Wow! Those are amazing likenesses. Their expressions are captured perfectly. What a wonderful gift!

jam said...

a wonderful gift! glad to see that you're doing some blogging. today a co worker and i helped find a home for a black n tan long haired doxie. such a joy to do. hope things are doing better for you and joey. mees doxies (schnitzel; winfred; wilbur)

Anne said...

such AMAZING portraits of dear joey and maggie!!!!! I love seeing them!! thanks for sharing!!!

woof woof,
Roxie Lou, Coco Beane and Auntie Em

Jayne D. and AnnieBelle said...

These are stunningly beautiful and
so accurate in detail. The artist is very adept - so glad you showed the pics that were the inspiration. They are treasures indeed. Kindly and with love, Jayne and Annie

curator said...

So truly sweet, and a gift right from the heart to help heal yours.

NEGRI GIOIELLI said...

we too love Doxies a LOT! we have dedicated to them an entire jewels collection, the first and only in the WORLD! We are artisans, from ROMA, Italia. This is the oper Facebook page we created for all dachsunds lovers like us. Hope you'0ll like it!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ll-Bassotto-gioiello-NEGRI-goldsilver-Dachshunds-by-Negri/265470943483101

Turbo and Lily said...

Our Aunt Donna painted them. She was an art teacher. She comes to visit us and she gives the best belly rubs. She gets 'two paws up'!

kalyxcorn said...

ooo! love! :)

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