This portrait of my adorable Julia was commissioned by me for my son-in-law's birthday. The artist, Heather Mitchell is a member of the PetsJubilee team on Etsy and is so very talented! I sent her several photos of Julia and explained what I wanted (for instance, I wanted Julia's face and her ears up, which I could never get in one shot. If she looked at me, her ears were down. If she looked away then her ears were up. She is camera shy.) and Heather put them together to make this wonderful, unique gift. She sent me several work in progress scans to make sure it was what I wanted, and I never had to change a thing. My son-in-law and daughter were so surprised and thrilled. I wish I would have gotten a picture of him opening it. Heather also draws people and does portraits in almost size with multiple subjects; really, whatever you would want. She's also recently added cards to her shop.
This is the portrait as it appears in Heather's Etsy shop:
You can also find Heather on facebook and twitter and watch her works in progress.