Puppy Love on the Back of a 1957 Pomeranian Paint-by-Number
I love dog paint-by-numbers, I truly do. I love that they’re all painted by regular people who just wanted to create their own art even though they weren’t “artists.” I love that most people stayed within the lines but not really because each one is different even when the design is the same. I love to call them “Art by the People.” Or “Photoshop before there was Photoshop.”
I just received these two Pomeranian vintage paint-by-numbers that I bought from a wonderful woman, Dixie, who lives in NYC and has a shop on Etsy. When she sold me these, I knew how lucky I was that she was willing to part with them but when I opened the package today, I found this love letter “To My Bob” on the back of one of them and now I know how really lucky I am. In the letter, “Your Babe” describes how she and Bob were arguing but once they found a little dog they named “Rex,” ”everything seem to be straightened out.”
This just made my day. I hope it makes yours.
(And thank you Dixie for these very special PBNs.)