About Me

Meandthepups

Hello there!~ 

I'm a dog mom of two rescues, a military spouse, and a painter. With coffee and a bowl of fruit at hand, my days are happily filled with adorable animals and creating pun-filled stories for kids!

Pet portraits came to my life naturally. I have always loved animals and painting them brought me so much joy. When I first started offering friends and family pet portraits, it became clear to me that this was an avenue worth pursuing. Not only do I get to sharpen my technical skills with every portrait, but I also get to provide a fur-ever gift to such doting pet parents. Win-win!

Children's books came to my life not so naturally. Post college and teaching/managing an art studio for kids, I wanted to pursue animation. I was readying up a portfolio to (yet again) apply to school when we got our first orders. Now, embracing the military life and it's constant hurdles, I am determined to find a creative career in story telling. My books are filled with puns, endearing characters, and a whole lot of color!

Pursuing a creative life is nuts but also so fulfilling. I am overwhelmed with gratitude every day with all the support you guys give me. Thank you for making this dream possible. I mean it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

-Sheila