Personally, I was incredibly disappointed with our neighborhood; according to Domeek, last year there were about 50 trick or treaters that came to the house, so my expectations were really high. Do you know how many kids turned up? Five!!! I kept looking out of the window...but no one was walking about or even looking down our street! :-( We have no clue where they were and why they weren't at our house! It's just sad!
So, all the candy that we bought is now going to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, a couple days late, but I'm sure the kiddie winks will still enjoy it. This is a great organization that houses and assists families with children who are going through life-threatening illnesses and procedures at Stanford! :-) They are always appreciative of any donation, last Christmas Domeek's work sent about 50 chocolate advent calendars over to them, the kids' faces were priceless!
Today I wanted to introduce you all to an amazing artist and animal lover, Lili Chin, with Doggie Drawings! I know that I've posted about her amazing doggie training illustrations before, but I wanted to focus on her custom pet portraits this time! :-)
|Copyright 2012 Lili Chin|
Domeek claims that she wanted to get a custom portrait done for my Christmas gift, however, I'm pretty sure that it was really for her! ;-) So, when she saw that Lili was going away for the Holidays and was only finishing projects before the end of November, she jumped on the chance to order one!
Lili has been an artist and animator in Southern California for over 15 years, but thanks to her love of Boston Terriers and her own rescue, Boogie, she started Doggie Drawings in 2008! Fantastically enough, she donates a percentage of all her proceeds to various dog rescue organizations. :-) Yep, we love her already!
I urge you to take a look at her website, two Zazzle sites (1, training posters, and 2, Boogie inspired goodies), Society 6, and the American Boston Terrier Rescue's CafePress site for all of her services and artistry!
So, first of all...the Big Reveal!!!
|Created by Lili Chin|
Doesn't the picture look just like me??! Hehehe! I absolutely love it! :-D
If you are interested in ordering your own portrait (which I totally recommend), all you have to do is: email Lili a bunch of photos (or send her a link to them) in various positions, close-ups, sides, ect..., tell her what color background you would prefer (I chose my favorite color, green), any accessories that you want added (you all know my love of balls and my bunny), and then let her know if you are using the image for personal or commercial use!
What I love about Doggie Drawings, is that Lili doesn't mind if you post her images on Facebook or your blog, as long as you give her credit (duh!) and link her back! If you plan on using her images to make money, then you need to let her know it's for commercial use, honestly, not a bad policy!
|Via Doggie Drawings|
It literally took me less than a week to get a response from Lili, receive a proof, and then get the final digital image and pdf (and she's already put the final image in the mail to me)!
I seriously have nothing negative to say about the entire process! From her website to her communication to her talents...everything was fantastic! :-D
If you want to see more of her custom portraits and some of her commercial projects, please take a look at either her Facebook page or Flickr account (mine is the last image)!
And remember, if you are interested in getting a portrait completed for the Holidays, perhaps the perfect Holiday gift for an animal lover?, contact Lili sooner rather than later to get on her schedule! :-)
This review is completely personal...no one asked me to do it and I didn't receive anything in return for it! ;-)
I always love reading about other people's experiences with different companies and services, most of the time this is how Domeek makes her purchasing decisions, which is why I choose to impart my knowledge on all of you! If you have any questions, just comment below and I'll happily answer!
Have a great Friday everyone!! :-D