Perfect Lady

Lady Chihuahua sits on Daddy's chair next to the window. Oil on canvas.

Perfect Lady, oil on canvas

Today my heart goes out to all those unlucky pups and peeps who will have a Pandemic Birthday this year.  With a Pandemic Birthday, there are no surprise parties, no regular parties, no cake at the office nor nice dinner at a fancy restaurant with close friends.  By the time all of this is over, if you say, “Hey, it was my birthday six weeks ago!”, everyone will think you are lame.

If you know someone having a birthday during confinement, consider celebrating their special day by having a pet portrait made for them!   Portraits can be done in a variety of mediums (even crayon, if you want) to fit a variety of budgets.

You can contact me here or through my website L Bowman Studios.  Help keep the economy moving and small business alive!

Bored terrier lies next to his tennis ball.

(And Toby full of biscuits.  He insists that is a very important point.)


Prefer binge gift shopping?  Then order a bunch of copies of Dream Our World!  Bored friends and family will be grateful for the fun diversion where they can visit the only museum in the world still open.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

 At the Museum of the Imagination, Bitey and Toby view the world of art from a canine perspective all while enjoying a day of unsupervised fun.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.


  1. When teaching, I always celebrated the kids who had summer birthdays. I did that in the first week of school, (made a big deal of it) as they had their birthdays during non-school days. They were always surprised and happy to celebrate again in school. 🙂
    Beautiful idea! The pet portraits! Your artwork is amazing!
    A few years ago, my youngest adult kiddo had one done by a friend for me, of my Cooper. I treasure it. 🙂
    Toby IS right about the belly full of biscuits! 😀 😛 Then a nap, of course.
    (((HUGS))) and ❤ 🙂

      • My birthday fell during the first week of school or sometimes was THE first day back to school. 😮 I had a few teachers who failed to mention it and then a few days or weeks later they’d go…’Oh, no, it was Carolyn’s birthday and
        with all of the back to school stuff I missed it!” Ha!
        So when I taught I honored each kid’s birthday with a card and small gift and the class would sing to them. 🙂

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