Thursday, 22 September 2016

Gappy Gobs Pet Portraits


A little while ago I came across Gappy Gobs, aka Helen, on Instagram and her work was an instant hit with me, particularly as her motto is 'For Those That Prefer Pets To People'. A woman clearly after my own heart! 

As I scrolled through her cute and colourful Insta feed I quickly fell in love with all of her designs and knew that I would soon be commissioning her to illustrate my very own pet portrait. Also how cute is Helen's pug Wilma!?? She really has me lusting after a pug of my own! 

Along with her pet portraits, Helen also makes the most adorable custom pet cushions and she has a collection of seriously cute iron on patches too.


I recently finally contacted Helen about illustrating my little doggies. Since the arrival of our puppy Suki I was really keen to get a piece of artwork which featured all three of our dogs together. I was so excited to get in touch with her and get the ball rolling on this!

This week my pet portrait arrived along with some extra little goodies - thank you so much Helen! Mr Kirby and I are absolutely over the moon with our portrait and I am truly amazed by just how well she was able to capture their little characters and looks. It really is the perfect new addition to our home and my ever growing picture ledge wall. I couldn't be happier!





Also how cute are these easy iron on patches!?

The perfect accessory for any pet owner like me! 



I spend a lot of my life covered in dog hair so this patch really made me giggle! And yes - Chihuahuas shed their coat a lot! I get through so many of those lint rollers from H&M it's crazy but in a way I like looking at myself and seeing their hairs as it's a little reminder of them :-)






I really wanted to share all of this on my blog because most of my followers are animals lovers and pet owners and so I thought you would all be interested in Helen's work and love it as much as I do. I also think that her products make perfect gifts and with the big 'C' word just around the corner what better time than now to start thinking about what to buy your loved ones!?  

Happy shopping! 
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4 comments

  1. So cute! A local artist painted a very realistic picture of Pepé but I foubd an Australian artist who does more cartooney, cute portraits who I plan on comissioning in the future. I am following Helen on Instagram now and will definitely be considering her in the future.

    Helen
    Tea in the Tub

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  2. So cute! A local artist painted a very realistic picture of Pepé but I foubd an Australian artist who does more cartooney, cute portraits who I plan on comissioning in the future. I am following Helen on Instagram now and will definitely be considering her in the future.

    Helen
    Tea in the Tub

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  3. You should look up LBGT and veggie artist Sashdoesdoodles. Excellent at both cartoon and realism styles!

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  4. Oh ohh, I NEED a portrait of my cat done. These are amazing!

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