A note from a collector:
I fell in love with Kim's work at Dogfest and knew I wanted her to do a wood-burned portrait for me. I emailed her to place an order and she responded promptly (and enthusiastically) and answered all my questions about her work, her schedule, the turnaround time, etc. I then emailed Kim a couple of pictures for the portrait and she wrote back right away, including me in the process from that point forward by explaining the pros and cons of each picture and—at my request—which one she would choose and why. Kim kept in touch throughout, making suggestions and sending in-progress photos. To ensure I was 100% happy with the piece, she sent me a final picture of it and waited for me to confirm it was perfect before sealing it. The portrait turned out marvelously and it's because I trusted Kim's artistic vision. I would be singing her praises far and wide but I am selfishly waiting till she finished all my portrait requests :-)
A thank you note from a gift recipient:
I received my wood burned pet portrait in the mail a couple of weeks ago (it was a gift from Tenia), and I just wanted to say thank you!
It is such a beautiful piece, that I will cherish. I teared up when I opened it, having no clue what it was. Simba was 19 years old when he passed a couple of months ago, and it really broke my heart.I just turned 30, so he had been with me through a lot. I just can't believe how much the portrait looks like him. You did an amazing job. It's such a beautiful tribute.
So thank you for the beautiful piece and for being you and sharing your talent with the world. I'm grateful that our paths have crossed.