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My Wife Left Me With Nothing But A Dog, So I Started This Fun Photo Series
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My Wife Left Me With Nothing But A Dog, So I Started This Fun Photo Series

On my thirtieth birthday, my wife left me. She took her cookware, furniture, photos, her decorations. She left me alone in an empty all-white apartment. The only thing she didn’t take was my bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo. With only Jimmy for company, I found inspiration in my blank walls and my best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee. When Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, I grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, I felt his long-dormant inspiration for drawing, for art, for life—returning.

I created a series of fun, tongue-in-cheek illustrations, portraying my bull terrier dreaming of shoes, relaxing on a sofa with a martini by his side or turning canine DJ on the decks. Set against a matte white background, the illustrations are humorous and eye-catching juxtaposed with bright pops of iridescent color in hot pink, copper and electric blue. I added the best pictures of Jimmy to one book, which is coming on October.

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LindaLevitan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hilarious. Life gave this guy lemons, and he brewed lemon champagne.

CherieDugger
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Better off with the pup. Fun photos.

GraceInRainbows
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love to see this! haha amazing!!!!

AnnRos'a
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too. Being an artist, I appreciate the artistic side of things!

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LindaMeyers
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I dont understand how she could leave someone with an imagination beyond fabulous! Her loss. Dogs are better companions.

Martin
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm sure there is more to the story, and I doubt he had absolutely nothing and was left with just an empty apartment: she took his underwear too? If she wanted to hurt him by taking everything she would have taken the dog too

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skyblue
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She left everything that matters!

PpJjTreecharoenwiwat
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So cute. She left you a priceless companion. Empty house but full heart! Better than full house but empty heart.

LornaBramley
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are just wonderful. Fun, lighthearted, beautifully drawn, and so liveable with! I hope you sell your work and cheer up the world. I think you got the best bargain....that pup is irreplaceable, the rest is. Very best of luck to you!

AndrejaPintar
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hope you don't mind, but I'm making the one with horns my screensaver:D Amazing!

StephS
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why not find a way to contact the guy and pay a little something for his work.. as an artist I would be furious if someone took my work without getting the ok first at least. just saying.

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TheFrog
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Losing a wife who names a dog after a shoe designer (and Jimmy Choo at that) is no loss. You certainly made the best out of the situation! Great work!

CandisCatfixer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have ordered the book. Love the bull terrier !

AllMonkeyBizz
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds to me like the best thing that ever happened to this guy was his wife leaving. As if it gave him inspiration and, well, life.

gabriel floyd
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hello to the general public i want to testify of a good love spell caster called peter wise popularly known as dr noble he brought back my ex who have left me for 3 months now after we had a little fight she told me she doesn't want to be with me anymore because she found someone else i was so sad because i love her so much, i told my friend about it and he gave me Prophet peter email ID and i contacted him he told me everything will be fine i did everything he asked me to do and he told me after 24 hours my girlfriend will come back to me and the next day to my greatest surprise it was my girlfriend knocking at my door she knelt down begging me to forgive and accept her back. Now we are happy together all thanks to Prophet Peter reaching out to him now for an ex back spell , love spell. spell to cancel a divorce or to cause a divorce and death spell to silence your enemies, call or chat him up on whatsapp via + 2349059610643 or noblesolutiontemple. com

gabriel floyd
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hello to the general public i want to testify of a good love spell caster called peter wise popularly known as dr noble he brought back my ex who have left me for 3 months now after we had a little fight she told me she doesn't want to be with me anymore because she found someone else i was so sad because i love her so much, i told my friend about it and he gave me Prophet peter email ID and i contacted him he told me everything will be fine i did everything he asked me to do and he told me after 24 hours my girlfriend will come back to me and the next day to my greatest surprise it was my girlfriend knocking at my door she knelt down begging me to forgive and accept her back. Now we are happy together all thanks to Prophet Peter reaching out to him now for an ex back spell , love spell. spell to cancel a divorce or to cause a divorce and death spell to silence your enemies, call or chat him up on whatsapp via + 2349059610643 or noblesolutiontemple. com

Gerardo Ramírez Contreras
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your amazing creativity makes a better day to me when I see your photos in Pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

Laura Kontomitras
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Rafael, loved the pics and your drawing edits so much, I purchased the book. Good on you for letting go and getting on with life. Loved reading your passage and am looking forward to getting the book. Stumbled across your work while designing a label for my dog supplement line...Nature's Hound. We are making Turmeric Paste for dogs at the moment. Would love to send Jimmy Choo a sample. Very good for prevention of arthritis, inflammation, etc. in our pups! Best, Laura K

S.Scott
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jimmy Choo is the sexiest model I have ever seen in my life! Bravo on your project and for your continued success.

Dr.abel Justus (PAPA JUSTUS.)
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is my testimony about the good work of a man who helped me..My name is Carolyn Wayne. and I am based in London , UK. My life is back!!! After 8 years of marriage, my husband left me with our three children. I felt like my life was about to end,and was falling apart. Thanks to a spell caster called papa Justus who i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet, I was searching for a good spell caster that can solve my problems. I came across series of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. There was one particular testimony I saw, it was about a woman called Grace,she testified about how papa Justus brought back her Ex lover in less than 72 hours and at the end of her testimony she drop papa Justus e-mail address. After reading all these,I decided to give papa a try. I contacted him

Barbara Haemmerle
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds like you got the better end of the deal. She took all the material crap but you got life's greatest gift to man-a dog!

Carole Mathis
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry for your loss but what a great gain in.the end.

Sara Lang
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely idea! How creative. You are best without that heartless ex-wife, too!

Michelle Bowman
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sooooooo great 👌 Makes me smile 😃😃😃

Amanda Cranston
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please make a book. Id like an autographed copy plz. Both you an pup🐶 p.s. like the ink (from the lil i could see😊)

Nadia Cusan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow, this is great continue the good work and take care of each other

Nadia Cusan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow,you are doing great, don t give up

Adrienne Lo
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw this a few years ago and was heartened to see this reposted on facebook today. I lost my white bully two weeks ago and this brings back fond memories.

Homas Lloyd
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who so ever that is reading this testimony today please celebrate with me my wife is back to me, because it all started like a joke to some people,i am a Military doctors at U.S. Army. and i was happily married with two kids and a lovely wife until a man came into our life and ruined everything my wife who was so caring and loving towards me and my kids went off with this man and we heard no words from her for 1 years now, until 1 week ago after i contacted dr ejiya for help my wife who left home without any divorce just withdrew 50,000usd from our family account and left came back home and said she was sorry for everything i was so angry but feel for her too later because dr ejiya told me that she was under a spell and did not know what she was doing,Using this testimony to tell the whole world that my wife is back and for those that laughed at me am a happy man again, and to those that are passing the same problem like me out there you can also be happy again with the help of dr ejiy

shine chhabra
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My wife left me with my Bailey (my dog)everything was going fine was still able to deal with all divorce related pressures and emotions but Bailey alawyas made me smile.but yesterday someone Atwal him away and I kept looking for him the entire town,haven't slept eaten properly.i and ant to kno is there any parrricular place where all adopt d dogs re written down?

Shradz H
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A perfect blend of creativity and cuteness

Len Phillips
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

brilliant ... possibly a lot cheaper living now that the Jimmy choo fan has left .. one day at a time with a magic pooch ...

anne ♛
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the Jaws one; very creative! x)

crlfl
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think you got the better deal with the dog! Best of luck with the book.

SudiptaSinha
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This are crazy art works man!!! I love Rafael !!!

JoreimSarikaya
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

amazing talent.. good job and keep it up...Jimmy choo..

coodyscoops
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You sir are the most amazing person in life..... How genius are those pics... this really needs more attention.. this is soooooo awesomeeeee

eros007
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If he had this much imagination during his marriage.....his wife is missing out on someone with great humor!

MichelleMullen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It seems that you've become a better person or just really bored but either way, I'm glad she left!

DebbieLynn
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are so much better off with the dog ! You lucked out ! What a sweet little pooch.

CityPups
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is simply amazing, you can always have fun with a pup! Beautiful dog also, looks like he had fun making these photos too! Jonny | City Pups

MelaniePortieriMichalski
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fantastic! You have a highly creative mind with that edge of humor that keeps you afloat while crossing some deep waters... Keep it up ! Jimmy is an amazing model; wish you both great success !!!

NannaBuenaventura
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can't really choose which is my fave pic, THEY'RE ALL AMAZING!!! What a creative mind!!! ^_^ I hope your book gets published all over the world, I definitely want to buy a copy ^_^

AnuschkaConoci
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am glad you and Jimmy had such a success out of this loss and I wish you all the best - thanks for loving a pitbull and letting him love you

AndrijaBarker
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant!

SaraF
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw his drawings and now merchandise in the Jimmy Choo stores in NYC! Take that, wife :)

KitaRogowski
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

love them!! Great attitude :-)

StacyDavenport
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hope you get very rich and you can call the ex and laugh...

AnnWilson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Loved the bully please do more

KristenDay
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Same thought that came to Linda. This artist has real talent!!

DorotheeBerben
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

adorable, and a typical bull terrier, they're the best

TaijaDahlström
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Would love to have one of these hanging on my all-white wall.

TaijaDahlström
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Would love to hang one of these on my own, white wall.

RonSeivertson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

bull terrier or bull shit? nicely done but please cut the crap.. these are done with Photo Shop or another tool. i do believe your wife left and I also experienced Art as therapy at that time.. nice job regardless.. it is good art. RS

StephS
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you can still draw and do art in photoshop.. I have a wacom tablet and pen that I use sometimes

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PaulaNewsome
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love them all.....and the dog is so cute ;-)

DougBittinger
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very good...looking forward to seeing more. All the best to you both.

AllyMinter
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I need this book in my life

ChristineJoyDickson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

he is a genius thanks for your humor, it made my day and I will share with family and friends, hope your life is on the upswing

AndreaFarnworth
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are very talented and funny. Best stuff I've seen on the net for a long time. Thanks

TracyBraat
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I now love Jimmy choo, he is a sweet foofer.

AngieTheodorakis
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it! Everything happens for a reason...best thing that happened to this guy was his wife leaving...dogs are indeed mans best friend...and now a very 'rich friend' at that...

JenniferBrewer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it. I wonder if you sent him your dog posed he could make a picture out of it. Then you could get away with hanging your pets picture on the wall, without looking like a crazy dog lady. lol

SheriAchterberg
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh goodness. I want the Tink one for my wall!

CarlJenkins
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What fab pictures!! You both must have the best of fun doing the pictures! True bonding between dog and owner !!

KarenClough-Voller
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Only a Bull Terrier could pull this off.... Thank you for making me smile and I think you got the best end of the deal....

DanielDaly
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

GREAT JOB Rafael.. You made the most of the situation.. I WANT this book!!!!!!!!!

LaurieGordon
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would buy his book! I haven't laughed to many times in the last month since I lost two of my dogs 2 weeks apart from each other.

JanisTotham-Davies
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think you got the best deal:~) Fab drawings and a really lovely dog~

JeanneIrons
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You're better off with the dog!

JaneneAbraham
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

soooooooooooooo cute and creative

RoseanneJames
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A glass half full kind of a guy... & a nifty cartoonist...I kicked my ex husband out & kept the cats... they were loyal, didn't lie, didn't cheat & all in all were much better company :)

SusanBoland
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I LOVE you Jimmy Choo (and you too Raphael) BRILLIANT ART WORK!!

BeckyChristian
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

DARLING! We have a miniature bull terrier too that looks a lot like this cutie pie! darling pics! Made my day!

LesleyStone
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this!! I have a Bully girl. Your Jimmy is one handsome dude and your creativity so happy making - totally exemplifying the personality of BTs. This whole series is wonderful. If it were a 'coffee table' book I would buy in a second!! I thought my favorites were probably the Butterfly Bully and the lying on the bed tv watching together, but I just went back and they are all remarkable. BTs take on different incarnations moment to moment, so I entirely grasp the inspiration here. What a great looking dog, too. Thank you so much!!!

SallyGillies
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So funny! What a good artist you are. Especially nice to see someone use a very unpleasant situation in a humorous way.

YasminaFouillien
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Très expressif! J'adore les bull-terriers....

RobynManser
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful, I bet he is great company. Life is better with dogs and this little boy is happy to collaborate on art projects a muse who likes to amuse, perfect companion.:)

CuriousGeorge
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love it! Great art, great imagination!

Jenobebamiranda
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love Jimmy Choo & your artwork is cool.

HelenMoon
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is awesome - hope he covers his bases legally with wifey before book comes out

IsmailAhmed
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

fun indeed & creative ideas ,, here is lot of fun mixed with too much creativity mmm it's oriental graphic design by egyptian designer : http://www.fnonzone.com/digital-art/oriental-cartoon-designs-by-wafaa-said.html

LindaAbbott
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fabulous...and it looks like he got the better half of the split! He's also an amazing artist!

RyanMaynard
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think he just says his wife left him and that he drew on the walls to sell pictures. Looks like he took pictures in a studio with proper gear and drew the art in afterwards. Most are of the dog with the floor as background so.... smells funny. Plus any pic that even remotely sexualises an image of a small girl is not ok in my opinion.

AyakoNguyen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't know what happened between you both but these photos are so amazing and 100 point ++ for your creative mind <3

ionitunes
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Funny and creative. Glad your wife didn't take your sense of humor with her.

AliceJena
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brillant! my ex husband left me too, but he did not like our dogs...They are my pals....please have Jimmy neuterd

BurtRentals
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesomely creative! Thanks for sharing!!!!

DianaHockley
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This series is such fun! This dog is the image of a bullie we had once, a darling boy who was so laid back he was practically comatose :) His name was Rommel.

MichaelMason
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the ingenuity !! Priceless.

ToniPalmer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome...even Ugly dogs can be CUTE!

FriedaFereno
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a unique and innovative imagination. Who's sorry now?

RoksanaLiam
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it!! Really funny and amazing how he found humor and creativity in the adversity.

eneurian
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what a precious face. i love this breed.

LeslieKeating
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A spouse gives you woes...a dog gives you inspiration.

PennyJames
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too funny, too cute and absolutely adorable!

GabrielleMiller
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love your work! Already following you on Instagram. Great to see you getting the word out.

GabrielleMiller
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love your work and already follow you on Instagram!