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Art Show: Pet Portait Swap '05

In Memory of Pixie "Poop Cat" Gillingham

by Wendy L Feldmann

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Art: In Memory of  Pixie Poop Cat Gillingham by Artist Wendy L Feldmann
I was so touched by the sudden loss of Amie & Bill Gillingham's cat "Pixie" that I felt compelled to create a second piece for the Pet Portrait Swap - a portrait for them.

Pixie is surrounded by an Art Nouveau style border, with his name intertwined into the left side. Beneath him are a few Forget-Me-Not flowers; beside him are roses from his favorite rose bush, and "bleeding hearts" flowers, often used to symbolize the passing of a loved one. There are rainbow colors in the black of his coat, symbolizing the Rainbow Bridge.

I've shown him with a gentle quirky smile (don't all cats smile?) and with faerie wings, befitting his name.

I don't have a swap partner for this pet portrait - it was done with love and appreciation of the special bond between cats and their people.


Detail Images


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Detail of Pixie's face, and the Bleeding Heart flowers

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Detail of Pixie the Cat

Detail Image for art In Memory of  Pixie

Pixie

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