Turn your pet into a masterpiece with a custom pet portrait by Dafonte Art!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Unlike the real cat subject of this piece, the painting will never suddenly bite you.
Enter to win a custom pet portrait by dafonteart.

Are you a pet owner? Animal lover? Want the perfect gift for a dog lover, or perhaps just a way to forever capture your dog in art form? EA has teamed up with dafonteart to launch one sweet giveaway for animal lovers!

This is my second year teaming up with Dara of dafonteart for this contest. She is incredibly talented! Last year she painted this amazing portrait of my dog, Cinnamon the coolest Shiba Inu ever. I get tons of compliments on the portrait and it's such a wonder to look at. (I have a copy in my office at work too.)

And this year she was gracious enough to paint a portrait of my BFF M's evil kitty, Tolstoy, shown at the top of this post. Actually, it's not that Tolstoy is evil. As a kitten he was a doll! But he's a city cat and he has to be all tough, so he's pretty much mean now to everyone except M. We still love him. I love how Dara added little splashes of colored dots on the canvas around kitty, as though to drive home the point that the entire canvas belongs to him. It is the perfect birthday present for M!!

And now YOU could win your very own custom pet portrait. 

Here's the inspiration shot the portrait of Cinnamon was painted from:


I'd say the results speak for themselves, no? A custom pet portrait would make a fantastic gift for any pet lover, especially when painted by an artist as talented as Dara. Her style is gorgeous! Your portrait does not have to be a dog. It can be any animal -- a cat, a bird, a horse, whatever!

Up for grabs in this Effortless Anthropologie contest is one custom pet portrait by Dara from dafonteart!!!

Here's how to enter:
Help support independent designers! This contest has three ways to enter. You may enter via one method, more than one, or all three, for a maximum of 3 entries total.

1 - In the comments on this post or via email to the EA contest inbox let me know what your favorite pet memory is.
2 - You can get an extra entry by becoming a fan of Dafonte Art's Etsy store. If you become a fan be sure to note that in your comment/email!
3 - Blog or tweet about this contest. Just be sure to link to your post/tweet in your comment/email.

The not-so fine print: You are entering to win one (1) custom pet portrait as described in this post. This contest is not sponsored by, endorsed by or affiliated with Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters. This contest is void where prohibited. This prize is not transferable. This prize may not be exchanged for cash. Once contacted, the winner has 72 hours to claim the prize. USA entries only.

The contest will close on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 5 PM ET. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 or thereabouts. Good luck to all!

***Don't want to wait for this contest to close? You can purchase your own custom pet portrait now and get FREE SHIPPING using the code PHOENIX through November 1, 2014. ***

If you're an independent clothing, jewelry or curiosities seller interested in partnering for a giveaway, please email me.