Monday, May 23, 2016

Guinea Pig in India

My Guinea Pig is continuing his travels around the world. How he found himself riding an elephant past the Taj Mahal at dawn I will never know. I guess he'll tell me all about it when he gets back!

You can upvote him by going to Bored Panda and clicking on this post:

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Love is in the Air

How many times have you gone to buy a greeting card to find a bunch of very generic cards to choose from? Or else found that they are all dripping in saccharine sentiment? That's why I usually make my own!

At the moment I have a couple of cards in the Ohh Deer greeting card competition.

If you are an English person who was raised to feel awkward in many social situations these guinea pigs will certainly resonate with you:

Vote for them here:

Many of us ladies are crazy about chocolates. Guinea pigs are too! This is the perfect funny card for Valentine's Day.

Vote for it here:

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Pop Art Pom

When I was asked to paint a perky little Pomeranian I just felt this little girl had personality way bigger than her diminutive size. So I grabbed my rainbow watercolors and decided to do her justice. GO BIG OR GO HOME is sometimes the only way to go!

Pet Portraits can be ordered here and Pet Portrait Pillows here.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Guinea Pig on his Holibobs

It's been a busy week rustling up pet portrait commissions including this handsome little corgi.

If you're wondering where guinea pig has gone he is now a sunburnt sausage in ‪#‎SoCal
You can vote for him at Bored Panda. I know he'd appreciate it immensely:

The guinea pig series is also available as greetings cards.

Guinea Pig in Venice:

Guinea Pig in Paris:

Guinea Pig in London:

Guinea Pig in Southern California:

Where are you planning to go on your holibobs? I am not going anywhere or rather we are moving out the house because we are having renovations but we are not leaving the country. My daughter is going on an exchange to Germany in the summer which will be fun for her. I will be roasting like guinea pig in the boiling hot summers of Baltimore.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Guinea Pig in the Tulips

Guinea Pig in the Tulips, watercolor

My guinea pig is whizzing around the world. Today I found him in a tulip field in the Netherlands chatting to a caterpillar. I would love to know what they are having a chinwag about.

Where do you think he will end up next???

If you could vote for him over at Bored Panda you would really make my day:

In other news we are having our roof raised to create more room. Well basically they take it off and switch the power off for three weeks so we have to move out. It will be in the summer mercifully so at least I don't have to worry about getting the kids to school! I wonder where we will go? All I know is .....camping is not an option! I am not that type to want to 'get in touch with nature'....I just get in touch with poison ivy and get a nasty rash.

I know someone who has a weekend house we might be able to use. The kids will probably think of it as an adventure. But I have realized that I am practically geriatric when on hearing we had to temporarily move I took a deep sigh knowing I'd have to organize all the clothes and crap being stuffed into suitcases.

I remember there was a time I loved adventure. I remember being on holiday in Vienna and my mother when I was a youngun and we turned up at the airport a day late so we'd missed our plane. My mother was pissed off but I was exciting let's go back to home to London by train! I got a real kick out of it.

Now I know how she feels! Do you like routine and predictability or do you like it when life makes you shake things up now and again?

Basically are you an adventurer or stay at home guinea pig?

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Guinea Pig Around the World

Guinea Pig in London

I have started a series of artworks called Guinea Pig around the World in which an unbearably cute guinea pig finds himself travelling the globe and ending up having some fun adventures like tea with the Queen, and wandering the moonlit streets of Paris to buy a freshly baked baguette.

Guinea Pig in Paris

Guinea Pig in Venice
He has also been to Venice, steering a gondola down the canals

I think he will definitely be wearing a kilt in Scotland, and I fancy he will take a ride in a kangaroos pouch in Australia. And I know he is going to be riding the Orient Express at some point and a camel in Egypt is definitely on the cards.

Do let me know where you think guinea pig should go next ..... Also please vote for my little guinea pig HERE on Bored Panda.

Woo hoo! Excited to be part of the Animalism exhibition at the Escape Gallery here in Baltimore. If you are in Baltimore do go check it out. The exhibition runs until 10 April. Profits to the Maryland SPCA.

Art by Emma Kaufmann at the Animalism Exhibtion

Giraffe Baby by Emma Kaufmann

Prints of these Guinea Pig images can be bought here as Greeting Cards, Tshirts, prints etc.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Strike a pose with Ludwik

Move over Kate Moss, Heidi Klum and Kendall Jenner

................there's a new supermodel in town.....and in a world where women rule.....Ludwik is a male supermodel extroardinaire

Not tall dark and handsome

But small pink and wrinkly....................yet HIS ability to strike a pose is legendary. No one knows his way around a banana like Ludwik.

Ludwik the Skinny Guineapig has an instagram account with 37K followers. He know's how to work it, baby

Anyway I fell in love with this adorable creature and because it was the first day of spring I imagined him busily working in the garden. Tell me what you think!

Ludwik in the Garden (watercolor)

Prints of Ludwik in the garden available TO BUY HERE

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