Saturday, March 15, 2014

Caturday Art-Meet Mellie!!

This post is loooong overdue! A few months ago, while at a BlogPaws Chat I met the talented artist, Mellie Test. Someone had won a prize of a portrait of their pet that went unclaimed, and Mellie asked if I would like one done of Cody. Would I? OF COURSE!

In this photo are some of the other pets Mellie has done, if you look carefully there is an original photo of Cody and right next to it is his portrait!

Photo Courtesy of Heartfull Pets


She also used the photo on the left that is rather blurry right here, but I love the finished  portrait which is on the right.

Photo Courtesy of Heartfull Pets



Isn't it just great! I asked Mellie to share some info about herself and here you go, in her own words!

I've always loved art, but stopped considering myself an artist because I don't think photorealism is much fun - I have my own style. This fall, while working at Pet360 (I managed the network site, the PetMD email newsletter and did all the conference artwork (print and web) for last year's BlogPawsConference as well as installing network ad tags and pretty
much anything else they needed :) , since a few of my coworkers (fellow "Pack" members)  would bring their pups into the office, I finally decided to use them as inspiration and started doing portraits in my spare time at home and gifting them to my coworkers. As word spread around the office, I
started getting requests and gladly creating them!

I started (sheepishly) posting my work on my personal Facebook page, and started getting commissions from friends and acquaintances, especially around the holiday season.

It's something I really enjoy, and I love that people seem to really appreciate them.  I just started playing around with putting portraits on wooden necklaces into which I drill holes and attach string and clasps, and
they've gotten rave reviews so far, as well!

You can find me here:
  
http://facebook.com/HeartfullPets 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartFullPetPortrait 
 
I am on Instagram as myself but usually post in-progress and/or final 
portrait pics: 
http://instagram.com/mellietest 

VISIT THE BLOG HOP HERE!




33 comments:

  1. This is so lovely! Mommy is gonna visit and bookmark the site!

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  2. Cody, that is an awesome portrait of you!

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  3. Cody we love it.
    Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. That is cool stuff, very cool stuff!! I am going to check that out later myself and Cody you do photograph well pal! I like the art because it literally looks like a cartoon you can almost hear Cody purring-MOL.

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  5. WE think she did a great job on Cody. She does really well. We will check it out. Have a great day.

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  6. That's a great picture!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  7. Oh mu gosh....I LOOOOOVE this!!! Mellie is so talented and has a beautiful style!!! I would absolutely LOVE to have a portrait of Katie & Waffles!!! ...must check out her Etsy site!
    What a wonderful find...Thank you for sharing this!!!

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    1. Wow! Super flattered! I remember seeing you at the BP Conference last year - love your designs! :)

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  8. What a cool portrait of Cody! It's lovely! Mellie is truly talented! :-) xoxo

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  9. Cody you a lucky ... it's a very nice portrait of you. I love it !
    Plein de ronrons
    Hisia

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  10. That's beautiful. I will go take a look at her site now.

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  11. Oh I will have to go check that out! That is a SUPER PAWsome portrait of you Cody!!!!!! I just LOVE it!!!!!!! Happy caturday!

    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  12. Wow! Just wow! I really like that. I love her style. She puts a lot of care into her work and it shows. It is just beautiful. I understand what she means about not being contented with "photo" type art. I love how she expresses her own style. Just great :-)
    Hugs you guys!

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  13. I LOVE her work! And like her I do not like photo-realism, but I have caved and so alot of that kind of painting.

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    1. I'm so flattered! Thank you for the kind words! :)

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  14. She is so talented!. What a wonderful portrait of Cody...what a treasure that is to have!

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  15. So awesome! I've always wanted portraits done of my cats. Thank you for sharing! Cody's portrait looks fantastic!

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  16. Wow, that is so cool! Mellie did a great job. :)

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  17. Cody, my man! You look fantastic in your portrait. Is Dakota jealous, tee hee!

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  18. Those are beautiful. Of course Cody's is my favorite.
    Sue B

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  19. That is pawtastic! I know Mellie! TW annoyed the hell out of her when she put the code on my blog. It was embarrassing. Concats on the win. Cody came great.

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  20. MOL you didn't annoy me! Oh my! I am so flattered! I still join BlogPaws chats because I miss working with that amazing team.

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  21. An awesome style of portrait....how lucky is Cody!

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  22. what a fun take on the theme, and Mellie is very talented! so very cool you got one!

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  23. Wow, that is fantastic, love the portrait!

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