The studio is starting to get very busy. This time of year I am working on a variety of fun and interesting projects for customers across Canada. The custom ornaments I make are scattered around the space, in various stages, and orders for these are coming in daily. I started making the ornaments in the late 1980's, a very primitive start to what has evolved into realistic renderings of mostly pets, with the occasional house, vehicle or wild animal thrown in. While I also used to make many other small animal themed items, the ornaments are what remains. I will sketch a line drawing of an animal from your photo, and then use that sketch to draw onto local pine that is planed to about 1/4" thickness. I cut the animals out with a large scroll saw and then sand, prime and paint them to match your pet. Each is individually made and no 2 will be identical. Finish them off with a varnish and attach a hanger and the ornament is ready to go.
Other custom projects include portraits in pastel or acrylic starting at 4 by 4" and the sky is the limit!