Saturday, November 06, 2010

Custom Dog Pet Portrait: New Original Pencil Drawing

My latest pet portrait is a custom pencil drawing of two delightful dogs: Scooter and Dugan.  Dugan was the inspiration for a new family business – DSM Natural Products -- a natural treatment for hot spots! I will be featuring this new company in an upcoming post.

If you would like information on custom dog portraits, custom horse portraits or cat drawings, please visit my website for information on prices, terms and samples of past work:

Friday, November 05, 2010

Black & Tan Doberman Pinschers w/Cropped Ears - New Pencil Drawing

My newest pencil drawing features Black and Tan Doberman Pinscher dogs. As many of you know, I am a Doberman-Lover myself, having adopted four Doberman Pinscher rescue dogs over the years.

“A Doberman Knows” is now available as signed and numbered limited edition dog art prints. Order these Black and Tan Doberman prints here on this site. Or, check out the Doberman Mousepads, Doberman Coffee Mugs and other Doberman Lover Gifts items at my CafePress and Zazzle Stores!

If you would like to inquire about Custom Pencil Drawings of horses, dogs or cats, please visit my website at Thank you!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Recent Pencil Drawing - Juniper Tree of Sedona, Arizona

This 2010 pencil drawing is a scene from a hiking trail in Sedona, Arizona. “Found by Courthouse Butte” features a twisted Juniper tree in a wash behind Courthouse Butte on the Courthouse Loop trail. Locals and visitors to the Village of Oak Creek area are very familiar with this trail, which partially overlaps the Big Park Loop trail.

Signed and numbered limited edition prints of “Found by Courthouse Butte” are now available. This Twisted Juniper Tree art is also available in a hand-tinted print!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Black and White Pencil Drawing iGoogle Theme by Kelli Swan

Yeah! Google has accepted my Pencil Drawings submission for their iGoogle themes! If you use iGoogle for Google Search page, just search for “Kelli Swan” in the themes area and you will find my design. You can then use it for your iGoogle theme.

Christmas/Holiday Stockings now available at my CafePress Store!

Available for a Limited Time Only!
$16.00 -- Measure: 15″ x 6.5″
Made of Plush Polyester

Cat Pet Sympathy Cards are here | Pet Loss Greeting Cards

After my dog sympathy cards were released with the “Good Night Sweet Prince & Princess” versions, I had several requests for a similar design with cats. I now have Cat Sympathy Cards available at both my CafePress and Zazzle Stores:

Cat Sympathy Cards at CafePress

Cat Sympathy Cards at Zazzle

Monday, November 01, 2010

Pencil Drawing Donation to Art Fever in Lexington, KY

I have donated an Original Pencil Drawing, titled "Anticipation," to the Art Fever event in Lexington, Kentucky. This polo-themed artwork is framed and ready to hang. All you need to do is win the reverse raffle!

Held on November 13, 2010, Art Fever is an exhibition of original works which will be available through a Reverse Raffle. Art Fever is the Lexington Art League's (LAL's) annual art fundraiser -- all funds support LAL's exhibitions and programs. Many original works of art will be available, and all have a minimum value of $200! Visit the Lexington Art League Art Fever site for details!

2010 Horse Notecards, Dog and Pet Sympathy Note Cards are IN!

My 2010 selection of black and white note cards are ready for sale. And they make great stocking stuffers! These notes are sold 6 to a pack w/envelopes. They are blank inside for your personal message. As with my other note cards, these are A6 in size, or 4.5″x6″ folded. I am selling these packs for the incredible price of $4/pack. Feel free to mix and match with the remaining closeout note cards ($2/pack)!

These note cards may be purchased from my horse pencil drawings and dog pencil drawing site at, or from my namesake black and white pencil drawings site

April 2010: Louisville, KY Artwork Created for Derby Celebration

This year I once again had the honor of working with the Louisville Hyatt Regency again this year to create a special commemorative drawing for the 2010 Kentucky Derby festivities. 500 signed and numbered limited edition prints were made of this drawing, and were special gifts to the Hyatt’s derby weekend guests.

The Hyatt staff saw the “Canton Lives” drawing on my website, and requested that special landmarks in Louisville be included in the drawing. The artwork features the Kennedy Bridge, the Slugger Museum, Belle of Louisville, Churchill Downs and a map of Kentucky.

While these prints were exclusive to the Hyatt, and not available for open sale, I do have many other horse and horse racing art prints available!