Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hand-Lettered Quote #6 + Print Giveaway!

And finally....

8" x 12", drawn with Pitt Artist's pens on Stillman and Birn Beta series paper

If you're a dog lover, you understand. They enrich our lives like nothing else can. With their unwavering love, they show us what true devotion is.

Here's our wonderful dog, Buckley. He brightens my days, makes me laugh, and comforts me when I need comforting.

He loves truck rides, tennis balls, walks, and treats. And people...anyone and everyone! Stuffed animals are his favorite toys, but he can destroy one in five minutes flat. Then he brings the tattered remains as an offering to anyone who walks through the door. He's sweet, happy, lovable, and the most intuitive and empathetic dog we've ever had. I can't even imagine the heartache I'll feel when he's no longer in our lives.

So I try to remind myself every day that our time with him is finite, and I need to love him the best I can while I have him right here beside me...waiting for a scratch behind the ears or a belly rub or just one more treat.

So, in honor of all the great dogs in our lives, here's an extra quote to wrap up this series...

He is your friend, your partner, 
your defender, your dog. 
You are his life, his love, 
his leader.
He will be yours, 
faithful and true, 
to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him 
to be worthy of such devotion. 
Unknown Author 

Don't forget about this week's giveaway! If you have a favorite quote, share it in a comment to be entered in the drawing for a free 8x12 print. 

Free Print Giveaway!
Enter to win a matted 8x12 print
of any of my hand-lettered quotes 
by sharing one of your favorite quotes 
in the comment section below.
(One entry/comment per post, but you may comment on all six quote posts.)
Drawing July 6, 2016.


  1. "Have an attitude of gratitude."

  2. I want a dog in my life. Here's one I try to live by. "Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound."

  3. I understand! Pat Spencer

  4. She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. Proverbs 31:22

  5. "Lord, please help me to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am."
    ~ Author Unknown

  6. I agree! Here is a wonderful quote for all younsketchers out there:
    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. Henry David Thoreau
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  7. What a sweet pup you have! :) My final quote...
    Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher

    1. "Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave foot prints in your heart." Eleanor Roosevelt.

  8. Dogs leave pawprints on your heart!

  9. Leslie, I meant to comment yesterday on what a beautiful boy Buckley is. Who can ever look into a dog's eyes and fail to see a deep soul and all that is good in this world? I'm sure Buckley knows he is very well loved.

    1. Aother quote about dogs that I love is...
      "He speaketh not and yet there lies a conversation in his eyes."

  10. How perfect! I hadn't heard that one. Thanks for sharing all your quotes. It's been fun and inspiring to read everyone's contributions.

  11. What a love Buckley is! My favorite is still "Comparison is the thief of joy". Miss your smiling face! Happy Independence Day!


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