Andrea Gianchiglia

I sometimes wonder about the many wonderful people that pass through our little virtual world at How many of you would I love to communicate with – but it happens only on occasion that I can enjoy the transformation from an order to a real person.

One of these rare occasions was Andrea. She sent an email a while back that she wanted to see more of – I believe – skirts. Unfortunately we were low on those in our inventory and I could not comply. But I told Andrea that, as she is on our mailing list, she will hear right away when new items are added to the web site.

I like to stay in contact with all our customers – at least one-sided – and so I sent my little thoughts, announcements and other blurbs out to our mailing list. Andrea, as a member of that list, must have gotten all those emails since the day she requested that we add more of the drape skirts to our offering. When, in response to my last email to the list, I received Andrea’s email, wondering when we get more drape skirts, I felt bad – there I was chatting about life, the universe and everything, but then I don’t do what I am supposed to – getting pieces out that our customers are waiting for!

Luckily Andreas was apparently not too annoyed with me as she wanted to stay on the list (thank you 😉 ). But here is the good that came out of the whole situation: I noticed a web site in Andrea’s signature and went to check it out…

… and I found a great artist – Andrea Gianchiglia, Animal Portraits.

Here is a bit of what she says about herself:

While growing up I was surrounded by dogs, cats and other small companions who inspired my love for animals. They never judged me and always gave me their unconditional love. I remember especially our dog Kane, a rottweiler, whose love for our family was the inspiration that lead me to specialize in animal portraiture. It is my way of paying him back for all the joy he brought to my life.

I’m going to appropriate one of her illustrations to show you here but make sure you click either on the image or the link above to check out all her great work!

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