It’s hard for even me to believe all the animals I have painted to bless those who love their furry and feathered friends! Some of these animals are WILD and some are just fun. Most of these paintings you see have been cropped to fit this space. If you click on them you can see them as they were painted or please click on the links below

Some of these critters aren’t exactly PETS, and you may not want to go anywhere near a few of them to pet them… If you have a photo of a special friend you might want to have painted, please reach out to me! Message me here or email me at prayerandpaintbrushes@gmail.com Please Visit www.prayersandpaintbrushes.com GALLERY and view FURRY and FEATHERED FRIENDS.

NO VOTING REQUIRED! But if you specially like any of the above, I hope you’ll reply in the comments or on my website – JOY! Encouraging words are balm to the soul (and to the paintbrush~)

The very last painting has a charming story! I was contacted by a woman who wanted to celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary. She and her husband are evidently very different personalities, and many years ago she had found a card with a skunk and a porcupine battling to stay afloat on a log in a raging torrent. She beat herself up for many years for not saving the card. She found me, and asked if I could try to reproduce it. And here it is.

Sharing the Journey

I hope this makes you SMILE today!! Please comment or 😍

Encourage Someone Today – Maybe in a Live Chat!

Mi Princessa

Don’t those eyes just grab you. We miss you, sweet Princess~

I had an interesting experience today. I was trying to get online help from someone somewhere in the world who, by virtue of “Live Chat”, is visible only via typed words. For some reason, I decided to throw a bit of the real me into the conversation so said some funny things, thanked him for his time and generally treated him as I would someone I could actually see. His response broke my heart a bit. He thanked me profusely saying he’d had a horrible day up until that moment. I realized how often I was like the other customers – in a hurry, totally disconnected, treating the other “voice” as if coming from a robot rather than a real person. I could feel his emotion through his words and it touched me.

I made the effort to get his name so I could use it. He shared it was Cavan. I’d never heard that name before and have no idea where it originates. But I met Cavan yesterday and hopefully made him feel valued.

Even though I’m not seeing a lot of people these days or going as many places as I used to go, I can still try to make someone smile in the course of my day. I hope these “maskless smiles” below brighten YOUR day today. I loved painting each of them and invite you to consider letting me paint someone who lights up your life.

Which is your favorite? I fall in love with each pet I paint especially when I have to capture the look in their eyes~ I invite you to see these and more in my Furry and Feathered Friends Gallery.