Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Paintings of a Special Girl

Mom has been an ebay addict for awhile now and one of the things she's always got her eye on is anything Airedale! She loves the one-of-a-kind/handmade items and the paintings. I can't remember the first Barbara Keigher painting she bought (we affectionately call her ABB because that's her ebay user name- it stands for Art by Butterfly) but after mom's first purchase she started writing to Barbara on a more personal level and come to find out, she once owned an Airedale so mom and ABB connected instantly. Over the months, mom has sent Barbara photos of me and she would list the paintings on ebay. At times mom was fortunate enough to win some and lots of times she'd lose out and this would distress her to the point that she'd have to either buy a print or buy a sweatshirt. So you have to know that we have quite a few ABB paintings, prints and sweatshirts at our house! This is one of Barbara's beauties that mom lost out on and mom sports the sweatshirt.And this is the photo that we sent Barbara that she copied:

Another one of mom's very favorite paintings by ABB is this one:

And this is the photo that mom sent. I actually had on an Easter bandana and Barbara changed it a wee bit in the painting. Unfortuately mom lost out on this one and we have the print AND a sweatshirt! Guess you can tell mom REALLY loves this one!

This painting is a just a little one and it's one of mom's favorites. Sounds like mom has lots of favorites, huh?! She does. We just love Barbara's work!

The photo was taken at Christmas time. That's Mrs. Carrot - she's a plush carrot! She was a gift from my Yellow Lab friend Charley. I don't have her any more. She was destroyed on one of my bad days!

And not to bore you, but here's one more. This is the photo - pretty ordinary, huh:

And here is the painting. It shows TONS more imagination than the above photo, don't you think?! I just love the background and yes, we did happen to win this one. Mom has it hanging right beside her side of the bed.

Miss Barbara is the same artist who's done paintings of Sunshade.
She's just FABULOUS in our opinion and we just luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv seeing her new work - always!
Okay, just one more - I can't resist! You know my affection for carrots, right? Well here I am sound asleep looking like an Angel, right (ahem, yea right!) Notice the quilt I'm sleeping on. Isn't this the greatest!

And this is the photo that the painting was painted from:

What did I tell ya! How angelic, right! I'm sleeping. shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh LOL!

These are just a few of Barbara's wonderful art work at our house. I hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as I enjoyed showing them off.

Love ya lots,


  1. I like the first one best - and they are all great! Uh oh Mom the Ebay addict is poking her nose in here! Does she do wires?

    Bussie Kissies

  2. Hey Buster!
    Miss Barbara is very talented. She'll do a Wire if you ask her I betcha!


  3. hey maggie, sunshade has few of her portrait painted by barbara too. (i think 4 paintings)

    mom wanted to let barbara paint me too but it is too expensive (well, currency my money 3.80 is USD1).

    i think i saw the 2nd painting before on her site.

    wet wet licks


  4. Those are some gorgeous paintings. Of course, Miss Barbara had some great material to work from as you're just so photogenic Maggie!


  5. Whaouh Maggie... those paintings are just beautiful. But it is only because YOU are so beautiful ... kiss from Switzerland

  6. Wow, they're almost as beautiful as you!!!


  7. Of course they are beautiful cos you are beautiful. But of course Miss Barbara is good too.. If we were the one painting your picture..err, you may not want to see how it turn out. Like our Mama says, we can turn beautiful things into ugly things. Wonder what she meant by that.

    Boy n Baby

  8. I can't believe you didn't win the second one, that's my favourite!!! SIGH.... mum is still waiting to own her first ever painting of me... pretty soon I think.... have my toes crossed!!

    Thanks AGAIN so much for the bootiful Airenament, it makes my tree look that much prettier!!

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade