Here is how it started…..
My mom recently had one of your lovely robins bought her for Christmas…….”
“….Thank you for your email. I have a lovely border collie called Frith. I looked at your gallery and love the one you have done of Tilly and how it is framed in driftwood in such an original way. I have a special birthday this month and would love something similar with maybe a swallow incorporated?…”
I am probably shying away from the traditional pet portrait tableau and am thinking more of creating a picture. How would you feel about Frith running across the skyline, strong black and white silhouette, perhaps a tree, and the swallows swirling around in the sky?
“P.S. Any chance snowdrops could be in there somewhere or am I asking the impossible.”
(Nothing is impossible!!)
“Absolutely love the draft sketch you emailed. The whole idea is spot on. It incorporates everything we wanted and more…..
I was like a little child when I saw your email as wasn’t expecting anything until next week.”
“I’m fine with that!! It will make it a bit unique.”
Well, here goes then.
….. Frith and the swallows.