Sunday, October 03, 2010

Get your pet portraits now

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Get a portrait of your dog or cat when you donate

Get a portrait of your animal companion now.

Artist Trudie Barreras will make a beautiful pastel drawing of your pet, based on photos that you send. Contact Kitt for more info.

Thank you! We will contact you with details about how to submit your photos. The pastel drawings are done in a size suitable for framing in 8 x 10 format. She does one pet per page -- this allows her to get a good likeness in the space available.

We are making this special offer now for the Feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. Many animal blessing events are happening this weekend all over the world. UPDATE: The pet portrait offer has been extended. Pet portraits make wonderful Christmas gifts.  Order by Dec. 1 for delivery by Christmas.

Trudie does personalized pet portraits as “donation incentives” for LGBT-friendly churches, animal rescue groups and other charities. She is a member of First Metropolitan Community Church of Atlanta.

I am grateful to Trudie for drawing my own beloved cats and dogs. A couple of them are pictured here. They didn’t even have to sit still for their portraits! Trudie drew these lifelike sketches from photographs. She does an excellent job of capturing their individual personalities.

You can see more examples of her pet portraits at:

Trudie’s art and writing have appeared frequently here at the Jesus in Love Blog. Click on the following headlines for highlights of her work:

Ruth and Naomi: Love between women

Eros and Christ: Mary’s ecstasy in drama

Nursing Madonna honors body, spirit and women

Animals are important in the lives of many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and our allies. We hope that these pet portraits will help people to celebrate and remember the creatures who bring so much love into the world. Click here for our animal blessing prayer.

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