Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wendy Binks.. it starts with a nose!



What a treat we had on Sunday! I knew Perth 'artiste extraordinaire' Wendy Binks, creator of Stunned Emu Designs would be painting 'pet portraits' outside her studio on South Terrace in Fremantle and had the brilliant idea of having my sister's two dogs painted as a birthday surprise for her. Pretty cool idea right!


I had no idea exactly how cool until I stood and watched her in action using a mobile phone picture below.. if you pull the image in a bit you'll see how perfectly she captured 'Casey's' expression, starting with just a nose on a blank sheet of paper..


My turn now with a photo of Lulu and Tammy.. again starting with Tammy's nose!


Work in progress! Do you see the 'stunned emu' peeking around the corner :) I wouldn't mind betting that many of you already know some of Wendy's 'quirky critters'..


Adding in a bit of colour and getting the 'seal' of approval :)


 ... and there we have the finished 'pet portrait' signed and dated by Wendy.. blooming brilliant, check it out a bit closer. My sister was thrilled! The fact that her birthday is in May, pfft! a minor detail! Here's the good bit, if you would like an original portrait of your pet, and who doesn't :) all that's required is a photo and $AU20.00 yup that's right twenty dollars, plus postage and there you have it.. and no, I'm not getting a commission :) I just know if I had a pet I'd definitely want one! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..






36 comments:

  1. How cool is that, Grace!!
    And yes, that´s how it works for us as well, we don´t wait for Birthdays or Christmas, either. See a gift and go for the joy. Now is always best! You never know what life has in stack anyways...
    Now I only´d need a pet ;-)

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  2. I love this! One of these days, I'm going to get paintings done of all of my furred and feathered kids. I'll need a gallery for displaying all of them....

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  3. A very special and extraordinary idea too! She'll just adore it!

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  4. What fun, what a smile, what a nice job she did! Good on YOU



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  5. Oh, what a talented lady!! I love the "doggie portrait"!! Wish I could have had her draw my Sam Schnauzer before I lost him!! Thanks as always for sharing the fun!!

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  6. Fabulous. Loved that. And what a talent. I'll save up for a pet...

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  7. That is simply brilliant! I love it. I'm going to tell my sister and see if she would like one. This is a great set of photos of the works in progress.

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  8. That is a great idea! You are a sweet sister. :)

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  9. What a sweet gesture from you! I didn't know Wendy but she looks a gifted illustrator! I like she uses markers!

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  10. Dat doet ze wel heel erg goed.

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  11. No wonder that thrilled your sister! I love the finished pic!

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  12. How gorgeous and What a fabulous early Birthday gift for your sister

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  13. You're right, I love it! And the name Stunned Emu is just fantastic!

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  14. Love my girls and the picture! Thanks Gracie :) will be framed and on the wall in no time :) x

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  15. Wow, what a fine artiste. At first I thought your title was "Wendy blinks, and it starts with her nose"! :) And you're a nice sister. Wendy is very beautiful and very talented. It would be nice to have such talent, although I'm sure she's worked hard at developing her skills.

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  16. Awww….that is so cute and what a great idea Grace! Wendy is very talented.

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  17. Love that last photo. I wish I had that talent.

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  18. What are the dimensions? I think I'd like to order one!!

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  19. Good outfit for a public artist. You couldn't miss her in a fog.

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  20. Gee ... how talented is she ... amazing.

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  21. What a nice and talented Lady she is.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Send her to Stavanger :)

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  22. What a wonderful artist and she made such a special portrait for your sister.

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  23. She's so talented! And she's cute too!!

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  24. What an incredible talent! She caputure Lulu and Tammy to a T!

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  25. Astonishingly good artist, and what a fab pressie idea Grace!

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  26. Wow! No wonder your sister was thrilled.

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  27. She does great work! For a while I was worrying that you weren't going to show her face.

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