Saturday, June 02, 2007

Photo Hunters: Art

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This is a portrait of the cat who came before me, Whiskers. He was a Seal Point Siamese that my mom received for her 15th birthday. He meant a lot to my mom. He went to the Rainbow Bridge (where all pets go to wait for their humans when they die) on September 1, 2006, just two months short of his 20th birthday. In honour of his memory, my mom commissioned this portrait by her very talented friend, Michelle Wiebe.

Michelle also painted the following ACEO of me, Dragonheart. What you have to realize about this ACEO is that it is tiny! Only 2 ½" x 3 ½". So the detail she manages to fit into such a tiny size is incredible




73 comments

julie said...

I'm first! :D

You are really amazing! Having yourself "immortalized" in a painting. Good take on the theme.

Have a great weekend, :)

SuwaN said...

nice shoot~
the art about car?
erm. thanks for your sharing^^
have a nice weekend!

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Dragonheart...your art is beautiful! Did you know that I am an artist too? I want to do an ATC for you and one for your before Meezer. This is a wonderful post you did today....very touching for your mombean to have you both in art work.
Hey....do you hear that? KNOCK knock....
Answer the door! It's me...I am here for our visit to the aquarium. Maybe we can also go to the Egyptian Museum if we have time. Do you have any other places for us to go? I have to bring back some pastries from the Backerei or someplace like that for my beans who bought my plane ticket. LETS GO...a weekend is short!
>(^,^)<
PS: Thanks 4 the meme...I'll do it when I get back:))

Lynn said...

Your mom's friend is really talented. The portrait is life-like. I thought at first it's a real picture.

Daisy said...

Your friend is very talented! I can tell Whiskers was very beautiful, and he sure lived a long life.

jennyr said...

that is such a great job! and i especially love the 1st art...very nice choices!

Imma ( Alice) said...

Oh Dragonheart... those are such wonderful drawings. Your Mom's friend is a very talented artist, indeed. You are so lucky to have a Mom that loved a cat before you so much that she had to get another cat when the first one went to the Rainbow Bridge. It shows how much she loves you too.

I have many pets waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge and I look forward to seeing them again one day. I love them all so much.

Drop on by if you have time and see my Art Exhibit.

Karen said...

That's amazing. I have almost no natural artistic talent so when I see this I am in awe!

Mine is up.

Parker said...

Those are so nice! Whiskers looked like a very beautiful kitty!

Caesar and Princess said...

Dragonheart, this picture of you is absolutley wonderful.
Your mommies friend, Michelle, is a wonderful artist.

We hope you have a super fun day!!
:-)

Caesar

Monty Q. Kat said...

You're quite the mancat muse, have a good weekend!

Eric and Flynn said...

Whiskers was beautiful. Your mum's friend did a lovely painting of him, (and of you too)

Hootin'Anni said...

Oh my goodness!! These are so terrific!!

Linda said...

Whiskers looked like a gorgeous cat, I can see why your Mom had his picture done so that she could still have him close by until the day she meets up with him at the Rainbow Bridge.

You look pretty good yourself in that itty-bitty portrait - that's just amazing!

Forty Paws said...

Those are beautiful!! Michelle is a very talented artist!

Luf, Us

Connie said...

You have such excellent taste in art. Thanks for sharing.

Take care,
Connie
My photo is up.

Marie the Defender said...

Those paintings are very beautiful!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

2 1/2 x 3 1/2 reely!?! Dats reely kewl art. Da one dat came before was lovely. 20 is a pretty old age fur a kitty. Have a grate weekend Dragonheart, enjoy yoor visit from Miss Peach.

Heart of Rachel said...

Both portraits are magnificent! I've seen the portrait of Whiskers before but it always amazes me. This is the first time I've seen your ACEO. Simply lovely. Thanks for sharing.

JC said...

Nice work! Here's to DH having at least that longevity...

Opal: Vegan Momma said...

These are great paintings. I love cats. Thanks for sharing.

Tara said...

Those are lovely! The cat before you was a beautiful meezer! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Tara

Crazy Working Mom said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom's dearly departed...she has a VERY talented friend.

The art of you is splendid!!

Have a good weeken.

Mitey Mite said...

These are lovely paintings. Thank you for sharing them.

A. said...

Beautiful pictures. Whiskers was a lovely cat. I have to confess I had to look up ACEO as I'd never heard of it before!

Thanks for visiting :)

amy said...

These are both really neat photos! Great job@!

LoveMyStarr said...

Your mom really loves you! Those are great pictures! Sweet post!

tegdirb92 said...

wonderful paintings!! Perfect for today's theme.

Ali & Fiona said...

Those very good art works, we love the one of you. Your momma's handsome siamese reminds us of Yao Lin.

jmb said...

Well Dragonheart you have a lot to live up to, your forerunner is beautiful. But you are too, just in a different way.
Two treasured pieces of art for your humans

Heather said...

Beautiful--both of them. Funny--I have never heard of ACEO and had to go look it up--what an intriguing idea. :)

letha said...

Both are beautiful and the second as you say is amazing considering the size.

Jannie Funster said...

Those blue eyes, so sweet and loveable. You are cute too.

Suzanne said...

beautiful! both the cat who came before and the cat who is now...

love
--suz

ipanema said...

Oh, they're beautiful! Happy weekend, Dragonheart!

the night owl said...

Cats have royal power over us humans.
Love your pictures..... Baba

Montserrat said...

Wonderful works of art!

Melissa said...

What fabulous pictures! Such a great thing to have to have in your home!

tray said...

those are both great works of art. :-)

Gran - (Angela) said...

Both pieces are great! Thanks for visiting me earlier today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Cat is my copilot said...

Beautiful!

mousey said...

great and very artistic one!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Those are both beautiful! Your mom's friend is very talented!

soccer mom in denial said...

Wow. The ACEO portrait IS amazing. That is art!

Sarah said...

Two great portraits, Whiskers looks like he was very special. What a lovely way to remember him.

pat said...

Wow - I really love the first portrait - how life like it looks.

Happy Weekend!

eija said...

Oohhh... when I was a kid we had two siamese cats... They were so adorable! And indeed, real sculptures! The siamese cats of today are even more so, but I liked the old type better - they were more fluffy and round and huggable :D

Don't know what an ACEO is, but the picture of Dragonheart is really great :)

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Wow, yer a grate grate powsur fur awesome paintings. Yoo luk soooo regul, D-Heart!

Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

OM GOSH! How absolutely amazing! I'd like you talk to you about your friend. Does she paint children?

Biker Betty said...

Both paintings are truly amazing!! This painter is very talented. Happy Saturday :)

jcfloresinc said...

Beautiful pictures of Whiskers and you, Dragonheart. Such detail in such a small picture. Your mom's friend was very talented. Have a great weekend.
Samantha & Tigger

Thanks for the birthday wishes.
Hi 5 paw,
Tigger

Anita said...

It´s fantastic! You are lucky!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Wow those are both masterpieces!

Chen said...

Nice portrait, dragonheart :)

GEWELS said...

That is a very beautiful portrait and what an honor for your predecessor.

Whirlwind said...

Thats a really great painting!

alisonwonderland said...

great art, dragonheart! i bet your mom is very happy to have both of those pictures! happy saturday!

Tiger Lily said...

Those are both beautiful paintings Dragonheart!

Do you watch Stargate SG-1 as much as I do? I never thought of Goa'uld eyes tho'. Now if I can just think of a way to use them on Mom ...

DaisyMae Maus said...

Wow! That is a furry excellent pair of portraits. It's amazing how tiny the piece 'bout you has been done! Your portrait captures your elegance and strength. So striking!
DMM

YTSL said...

Veeeeeery nice. Enough to make one purr with delight... ;b

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Whiskers was a gorgeous kitty--love those blue eyes. That's such a realistic painting.

What a lucky kitty you are to have your own commissioned portrait, Dragonheart. You look so wise and serious.

~J&B

DK & The Fluffies said...

It looks just like you!

Vash said...

Beautiful pictures, Michelle is very talented.

Vader's Mom said...

Beautiful! Your mom's friend did a great job and you are a wonderful art subject :)

Dirkey said...

Beautiful!!!!!!
We used to have a Siamese cat, he was awesome!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Hi Dragonheart! We liked your ACEO and Whiskers portrait so much we clicked over to Michelle's blog!

So many pretty and amazing things to see! The gift bags and tags and paintings, wow! Thanks for listing her :)

Lux said...

*Wonderful portraits of both Whiskers of you! That tiny one certainly does look like you ...

Liz said...

Oh Dragonheart, your mum must really have missed such a beautiful friend as Whiskers. She is lucky to have you now. I hope you look after her well.

Bongga Mom said...

Wow, great paintings, BOTH of them! I particularly like the style of yours, Dragonheart!

PowersTwinB said...

Isnt that seal point siamese beautoful! My son has one, Blue, who is just the sweetest kitty! Great job on both of these pieces of art!

Pastormac's Ann said...

These are amazing Dragonheart, esp. since they're so small. Nice picks for The Hunt.

You could have just posted a photo of yourself Dragonheart - Leonardo Da Vinci said that the smallest feline is a masterpiece - you yourself are art!

Thanks for dropping by my place for a visit.

Mama Bear June said...

That tiny portrait is quite amazing!

Nina Lumberio said...

These are great memories...