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Monnie Ryan 6/22/2012 12:26:02 PM

This one sure caught me eye! Fantastic! #1470707

Wm Nosal 6/22/2012 3:37:50 PM

:) Beauty! Pat and Graham! #10195928

Karen Kessler 6/22/2012 5:25:32 PM

Love is in the air for Annie! What a precious photo you were able to get of them, Pat! Definitely one of my faves! #10196001

Michelle Alton 6/23/2012 6:07:31 AM

No wonder he is simply GLOWING...He did not have to sit on a plane for 25 hours!

But I am so confused...Who is JACK? And who is Princess Annie? #10196557

Leslie McLain 6/23/2012 5:41:42 PM

An amazing capture and dd work. #10197212

Graham Robards 6/23/2012 7:10:08 PM

Thankyou for your kind words everyone, much appreciated!

Hi there Michelle, Jack Happy is the grandson of Mr. Happy, it's a long story, John Connolly sent Jack by email, I thought he was the original Mr. Happy until Jack Haskins posted a picture.

So I christened my Mr. Happy "Jack Happy" after Jack and made up a story he had fallen in love with my dog, "Princess Annie".

Jack has sent Mr. Happy (the original) by mail to somebody.



Joy Rector 6/25/2012 9:21:54 AM

love this shot #10199333

Graham Robards 6/26/2012 5:01:42 AM

Thankyou so much Joy! Pat #10200847

John Connolly 6/26/2012 3:52:17 PM

Great DD work here Pat & Graham! What a fun shot!
By the way, the email photo I sent you was the original Mr.Happy! #10201565

Graham Robards 6/26/2012 7:31:01 PM

Gee John, Mr. Happy gets around doesn't he!

Great you are back!


MELODIE C. ROBERTS 6/29/2012 2:18:08 PM

If Princess Annie knows what is good for her she will snatch up Jack Happy and stop him from breaking hearts around the world!!

Welcome to the BP Mr Happy club Pat and Graham!!

You did a wonderful job!! #10206425

Ellen Hodges 6/29/2012 8:17:21 PM

Strictly a fabulous piece of art!!! Pawsatively adorable and so creative!!! #10206972

Chris Ebben 6/30/2012 3:45:22 PM

Beautifully put together. I think they'd make a wonderful pair. Looks like you had fun doing this one. Mr Happy (& his G'son) sure spread the happiness around. Very good work=^..^= #10207953

Laura E. Swan 6/30/2012 4:54:54 PM

Lol...I see a reeeeeal series of love adventures beginning here!!!


I'd better not tell Fangy. He is still heart broken that the love of his life (and you know which frog-dog I am referring to) didn't marry him and move to Canada....

This is a superb portrait of which should be done in oils and hung in the Palace immediately following the royal wedding!

Love Little Sis xxxxxxxx


Graham Robards 7/6/2012 7:52:21 AM

LOL little sister, don't tell Fangy, the love of his life and he will be united one day, I hope it is a very long time!

Ha, I want to take a course in Painting in Photoshop CS6, can't find one as yet. I just did a 6 weeks course and finished it in two weeks because it was easy. It was supposed to be an advanced course which is why I took it!

xxx #10216793

Graham Robards 7/6/2012 7:55:43 AM

Thankyou Wm, Karen K, Michelle, Leslie,Joy and John, Melodie, Chris Ellen and Laura.

I haven't been up here for awhile, lovely to see Mr. Happy's grandson got an EP!

Thankyou all for your kind words!


Laura E. Swan 7/6/2012 8:48:59 AM

Sis, have you checked out youtubes on this? Here is one...maybe t can get you started?

I googled: youtube digital painting CS5 and a bunch came up including this one. :)

I hope I have helped you. :) xo

Little Sister xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

P.S. Someday I will whisper what you said in Fangy's ear while he sleeps. xo #10216853

Graham Robards 7/7/2012 12:19:36 AM

OH OH OH, how you have HELPED me little sister.

This tutorial is excellent! I will get to work on it as soon as we have fed the dogs, it s 5.30pm here and I have just had a bath, feel lovely and warm as it is winter over here!

I use the Oil Paint Filter that is mentioned in this tutorial on dog hair as it thickens it up and looks longer, but I have never done it this way, looks beautiful, I need to find an image!

Thank you Little Sister, gee it is so nice you still have Fangy.

Oxoxoxoxoxoxoxxxxxx #10217836

Laura E. Swan 7/7/2012 12:48:18 AM

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I helped! I helped!!!

GOOD! And it is almost 2am here. I will go to sleep smiling knowing I made you happy and sent you something to help you.

Fangy came to me 15 minutes ago wanting me to get up and go to bed so I guess I'd better do this soon. :))))

I love you!

Little Sister :))) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

P.S. Thank you again for the beautiful card. I think the memorial for my Dad will be on the 20th. #10217848

Chris Ebben 7/7/2012 2:14:59 AM

Laura, Fangy tells you when to go to bed!! Just as well he doesn't see Kody telling Tony when to go to bed, too bad if we have visitors... when it's time it's time. I get an extra hour or so on the computer then I get "the bum's rush" & have to go in as well. #10217883

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Jack Happy (the grandson of BP fame MR. HAPPY) visited us for the week in Australia, he came by email.
Graham took this shot of the romantic twosome just after Jack proposed to Princess Annie pledging his love with the Happy family crown.
Will this romance blossom? Will Jack marry? Will Mr. Happy accept Annie into the family or will Jack carry on the family tradition breaking hearts just like his GrandPaw?
Have a great day. Pat and Graham

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