Hi everyone, Katie here.
I'm so glad you're here today...you're in for a treat! Some of our regular readers may be familiar with Wolff Den Press and fine artist, Michelle Wolff. She creates custom portrait art in graphite, charcoal and pastel. One of her specialties is pets.
Michelle has been a long-time friend and reader of GLOGIRLY, so when she contacted us about creating a portrait of ME, we were so touched. And when she agreed to offer a custom portrait to one of our readers...well, we were speechless. And as you know, that doesn't often happen.
Glogirly sent Michelle a photo of me to work from. And in just a few days, we received an email with a picture of Phase 1.
Michelle works in steps and it was fascinating to see the progress and watch the final portrait develop. The three images above show the first, second and final phases.
WAFFLES: Hey Boss? Is that you? Whatcha doin' inside that frame?
KATIE: Waffles, I'm right here. That's my portrait inside the frame.
WAFFLES: Yeah, I was wondering why it wasn't bossing me around.
KATIE: My portrait is drawn on 17" wide by 11" high archival quality paper which will last a lifetime if properly framed. We cropped it just slightly on the sides and placed it in a 17" square frame with a 3" black mat, which we think makes the portrait really pop.
WAFFLES: So Boss, which wall are we going to hang you on?
KATIE: No one is hanging me on anything, Waffles. But I bet our friends would like to see my portrait's new home.
KATIE: Waffles, just remember. Whenever you're eating, whenever you're looking out the window, or climbing the cat tower... I'm watching you.
You can find Michelle on Etsy where she has lots of details regarding sizing and pricing. She also has some wonderful examples of her work on her website, Michelle Wolff Custom and Fine Art. Her timetable varies based on what she's got on her drawing board, usually 2-6 weeks. And she ships WORLDWIDE!
|High-resolution scan of actual finished artwork. Click to biggify.|
KATIE: Michelle did such a beautiful job with my portrait. The intricate details of my markings, whiskers, and all those little white hairs are remarkable. But the eyes... the eyes make it pure-Katie.
Portrait Giveaway - Open Worldwide!
One lucky GLOGIRLY reader will receive a custom pet portrait from Wolff Den Press valued at $150.00. (frame not included)
How To Enter
Leave a comment telling us about the pet you'd most like to have a portrait of.
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Giveaway is open to GLOGIRLY readers worldwide. Winner will be randomly selected using Random.org. Winner will be notified via email and must reply back within 48 hours to claim their prize. Winner will be given instructions on how to contact Michelle Wolff to begin the process of their custom portrait. Winner will be announced in a separate post following the drawing. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
DEADLINE TO ENTER - Sunday, December 15, 11:59 EST
"I started drawing in 2010 after leaving a very demanding career and wanting to express creatively beyond words (I'm a published writer) as my career had left my well dry. I found that drawing portraits and focusing on the eyes quickly became my favorite. I love drawing people and animals and try hard to capture the essence of the subject through the eyes. In a 2011 snowstorm we found a 2 week feral kitten and began a journey into the feline world that quickly created a passion in me for feral cats and their plight of which before her I'd known nothing. It's been interesting to say the least!
As of today we have 4 cats - Grit who started it all, Tonka who came through a dog rescue as a 4 month old unclaimed stray, Hoot who was feral, moved himself inside and waited 8 months before he'd let us touch him, Junah a sick, wild feral kitten who was coaxed in over 4 months by all of us. On Thanksgiving, we were joined by our 5th, Ginger, an abandoned youngster who was found raising her kittens in the bushes by a hotel. Grit and Ginger are also FIV positive. I love custom work the best and animal rescues so to combine both I donate a percentage of every sale to their work." ~Michelle Wolff
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