Puppy photo from Barb Carmen Pet Portraits

Happy Valentines Day

to my pet-loving friends!

It’s hard to believe we’re already this far into February. I hope that 2020 has been a great “new year” for you and your family and friends (so far!). 

I want to take a moment and let you know about an event coming up this weekend.

On Saturday, February 15th, Clothes Mentor of Hyde Park (Cincinnati, OH) will host a special

“Puppy Love” Day.


Customers are invited to stop in anytime with their furry family members for a day of shopping. There will be doggie treats, free doggie bandanas, and a doggie photo booth — all courtesy of Clothes Mentor. 

If you’re a dog lover, this is a great opportunity for you and your pet to get out and make some new friends!

I am really excited about this event for two reasons.

  • First, the store will be accepting donations all day for the Save the Animals Foundation, a local nonprofit, no-kill shelter — a very worthwhile cause. 
  • And second . . .

    I get to be a part of it all!

    I will be at the store sharing my pet portrait work and my special love for dogs. I hope you’ll stop by my table for a chat.


Clothes Mentor
is a first-class women’s resale store. They specialize in buying and selling gently used current-style brand name and designer fashions and accessories.

Customers looking for great clothing at a great price will not be disappointed. And customers with great used clothing to sell receive cash on-the-spot. No waiting for consignment payments.

The Hyde Park Clothes Mentor is located at 3880-E Paxton Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio. It will be open this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, check out the store website or call 513.871.0052.

I hope we’ll see you this Saturday!

 

When you pick up a camera which eye do you use to look through the viewfinder? Most people use their right eye. I would too, except, I can’t. My right eye is “lazy”.

 

At the age of 16, I went to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to get my driver license. I was given an eye exam. The only letter on the eye chart that I could see with my right eye was the letter E — in part because I knew that was the letter at the top of the chart. When I was unable to distinguish any of the other letters with my right eye I was asked by the administrator, “What are you? Blind?”

 

That question echoed in my mind. I felt defeated and disabled, limited by my vision.

 

Maybe this is why, when I look through the lens, I am truly amazed by the details. It is the face that draws me in. I see every color in a pet’s eyes, every wisp of fur, and the uniqueness of every animal.

 

To this day I have a choice to make. I can say, “If only I had two good eyes then I would be a better photographer.” Or I can say, “I only need one good eye to look through my camera –and that is what I have!”

 

It’s in those moments of taking a picture that I celebrate what I can see, every detail of God’s creation, and I am thankful for one good eye.

 

My “vision” is limitless.