Feature on Bored Panda

So my #dollgift_petstory post is officially featured on Bored Panda. Yay! Apparently they helped me to edit my English as well. Bahahaha! Thanks, Bored Panda! 😂 You can read the stories of these sweet babies (and more of them) here, https://www.boredpanda.com/i-draw-random-pets-and-tell-their-stories-from-my-instagram-followers-list.

Oh, you can also vote for each individual baby in the article!

If you would like your furbaby to be drawn and have their stories share with the world, follow me on Instagram https://instagram.com/dollgift and hashtag your photo #dollgift_petstory to get noticed. Please make sure your account setting is public in order for me to see it. If your pet is chosen, you may purchase the portrait as a print or on merchandise. 🌟

Please help us to share the article and vote for it so more people can get to know these beautiful babies. Love you guys!

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Pet Story - Peter Parker

Every now and then, I’ll pick a pet to draw from my list of IG followers. Follow me @dollgift and hashtag your photo #dollgift_petstory to get notice (your account has to be public so I can see)! Please get in touch if your pet is drawn and you’d like to purchase the drawing as a print or on merchandise such as t-shirts, phone cases, pillows etc.

Today's chosen pet is from @peter_parker_17

Hello, my name is Peter Parker, everyone calls me Pete. One week ago I earned my wings and returned to heaven - I was finally free from pain, I feel so happy! My only concern had been my momma. I know she must be so heartbroken. I was too, having to leave her…. My brave momma had fought so many battles with me, for me… till the very end. But it was my time to go.. I lived 17 wonderful years on earth, that was very long for a dog! I was incredibly blessed. I wish my momma would know that I’m never far away. Sometimes I send her signs in the form of my scent, barking.. or I put her favourite song on radio.. and so many subtle signs! :) I love you momma. I’m doing very well so please don’t worry about me and take good care of yourself. And please tell Daisy I love her too (Daisy is my beautiful wife by the way). We will meet again someday. @peter_parker_17 @therealdaisylou

Send me a message if you would like to commission a portrait.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Stars Collector

I was flipping through my sketchbook and found some old sketches/ ideas that didn’t make it to my picture book, this was one of them. So I turned it into a black & white drawing instead. Those of you who loved my earlier works of simple black & white line drawing style, this one is for you.

Merchandise of Stars Collector are available on my Redbubble store here - www.redbubble.com/people/dollgift/shop

If you would like to commission a portrait, head over to my Order A Portrait page or simply drop me an email. Have a wonderful day! :)

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Pet Story - Sadie

Hello, my name is Sadie. I was kept in a garage and neglected for years. I was old and in very bad shape when a kind gentle soul saved me out of there one day. She gave me a beautiful home and showed me so much love for the next couple of years. Thank you, momma! Even though I am in doggie heaven now, I visit you and sister Sassy often. Sometimes I snuggled up beside while you nap. Please don’t worry about me, I am very happy here with many friends and grandpa to play with. See, I even grew a pair of wings! I love you very much, momma. I know we will meet again some day. When you miss me, know that I am just close by. @kimhawks3 .

Every now and then, I’ll randomly pick a pet to draw from my list of Instagram followers. Follow me and hashtag your picture #dollgift_petstory to get notice! All animals are welcome! 💜 Please get in touch if your pet is drawn and you’d like to purchase the drawing as print or on merchandise such as t-shirts, phone cases, pillows etc. 

Update: Some time ago, I decided to draw (and tell the stories) of random Instagram followers' pets. I thought it was fun and also a nice way to show my appreciation for their support. What I never thought was it could mean SO much to them. I feel extremely honoured to be able to use my creative talent to touch someone’s life. Thank you for letting me see it. I’ll never doubt myself again.

Never underestimate the power of small gestures and the gift you can offer to the world.

Send me a message if you would like to commission a portrait! I offer several packages depending on what you need. For more details, you can also visit - http://www.mydollgift.com/pet-portrait/

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Pet Story - Smudge

Hello, my name is Smudge. I is nearly deaf but my hooman mom says I can still hear the sound of a cheese wrapper. Mom also likes to call me old lady. Silly hooman, I looks nowhere near old. I think I can pass off as a puppy with my adorable underbite and I can almost always get away with anything with this face. Now, has you got cheese in your bag? @nightowly .

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Every now and then, I’ll randomly pick a pet to draw from my list of followers on Instagram. Follow me and hashtag your picture #dollgift_petstory to get notice! All animals are welcome.


Please get in touch if your pet is drawn and you’d like to purchase the drawing as print or on merchandise such as t-shirts, phone cases, pillows etc.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

**Custom Portrait Special Offer**

From now till end of June, I’m offering a custom portrait illustration at a special price of US$150 (usual price $200+). :D This would make a perfect gift! Price includes a stylized illustration of TWO characters (eg. 1 human+1pet, 2 humans or 2 pets) with full colour background, A4 size. $60 for per additional character. You need to send me a photo for the portrait and I will draw according to what I see in the photo.

The artwork will be printed using fade resistant ink (archival print) on matte, off-white, textured acid free paper stock (320gsm) and mail to you. No soft copy file. Packaging/postage for shipping within Singapore @ US$5 and any other countries @$10. Pls refer to below images for ideas and reviews from past clients. Other artwork dimensions are available, please enquire.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for order processing. I will send you a final proof before sending it for printing. Shipping duration within Singapore takes 2-5 working days and every other countries 6-10 working days. Feel free to drop me a message if you have any question or email to info@mydollgift.com


PS: In case you are not aware, I offer other customization services as well, more information can be found on my website - www.mydollgift.com. Or simply send me a message. Your support will make it possible for me to continue my passion and be the voice of animals. Thank you!

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Custom Family Portrait (New Adventure!)

For this piece, besides wanting her hubby & her to be holding an USA and Korea flag, client hoped to have the continent of North America and Asia to be incorporated into the artwork. I suggested a sunrise background to symbolize a new beginning for their upcoming adventure and also a pier since it was where they had their wedding shoot.

I want to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to this very sweet lady @didel613. This was the 3rd time she engaged my service - each time she’d given me her full trust and the absolute freedom of expression, not to mention she’s always full of appreciation for my effort. Thank you also for the permission to share your lovely message (scroll down to see her message). This was just one of the many sweet notes she’d sent me!). My heart is full. I wish you and Taylor (hopefully your 3 doxies too!) the very best for your exciting journey ahead, Diane!

If you’d also like to have your pet drawn, get in touch for a quote or visit my shop page for more details!

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Custom Family Portrait/ Baby Announcement

Commissioned family portrait: Baby announcement with Disney/ Spring theme. This is another surprise gift order (so much love lately!) from a sweet husband to his beautiful wife who will be due in April. (Okay someone finds me a husband like that pls! Ha!). This has to be the most detailed piece I’d ever done thus far and I’m very happy with the result. I was told this morning that his wife received the art piece and was in happy tears. Knowing that clients love their order and appreciate my effort is the most rewarding thing for me. I’m not going to tag them in this post until they make the announcement themselves. I’m so excited for the arrival of their baby! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I love this piece so much too.

Client's note: ''I wanted to thank you again for creating such a wonderful gift, a keepsake that will be the centerpiece of our little girl's nursery. I gave the artwork to her last night and right when she unwrapped it she began to cry and said "You got me a Dollgift!?" She was awestruck and totally surprised. She said it captures so much. You can by all means share now! Thank you again.'' - Kevin (United States)

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If you’d also like to have your pet drawn, get in touch for a quote or visit my shop page for more details!

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Hello 2018!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I would like to thank everyone who made me smile in 2017 - your support and encouragement has definitely filled my days with love and warmth. May 2018 brings you great adventures, new aspirations, lots of joy and furry kisses!

Milo would like to wish everyone a great year too! ^^

❤ Blessings, Charllotte & Milo

Happy Holiday (Feasting)!

Hurhurhur... Look who’s getting ready for holiday feasting? 😃

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A shoutout to an amazing friend who bakes delicious cakes (and macarons!) at Oven Artistry. If you reside in Singapore, please show these humble, passionate home bakers some support. Oven Artistry uses only the freshest and finest ingredients; think Valrhona (French) chocolate! I also love that their cakes are rich in taste but not overly sweet. If you feel I’m being bias because the baker is my friend, try it for yourself and let me know what you think. 😉 They are taking orders for their log cakes now - Chocolate Hazelnut or if you like some alcohol, try their Lychee Vodka flavour. 
You may contact Alivia at 9799 6393 or drop them a message on their FB page, www.facebook.com/ovenartistry. Remember to say my name (Charllotte) to receive a free set of postcards with my illustrations when you place your order. Hurry! Free postcards while stock last!

Please help us to spread the message too. Thank you and love you guys!
PS: I’m not getting any commission from this. I’m doing it because I love my friend and her cakes are really nice. 💜

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

We're Back!

Can't believe we actually left this blog quiet for a year! We're very sorry for the neglect. However, we still post on instagram and facebook regularly, so please follow us there to ensure you don't miss out on any updates. On a side note, we'd created separate Instagram account for personal stuff so you'll only be seeing work related posts (and occasional pics of sweet Milo) on our Dollgift account.

As of today, we'd closed our Etsy store to fully focus on our main website and Redbubble. You can find lovely wall arts, stationeries, clothing, phone cases and home decors of our artworks on Redbubble such as these:

Like what you're seeing? Head over to our Redbubble store for more - www.redbubble.com/people/dollgift/shop

If you're looking for something unique (think one-of-a-kind!) for yourself or a loved one, we offer customisation/ personalisation services as well. For instance, our couple portrait would make perfect wedding, anniversary or valentine's day gifts. You can choose from a selection of packages we offer to suit your needs. Please visit our newly added page - Shop --> Couple Portrait for full details. In fact, we spent quite an amount of time on re-organising this site so it's easier to navigate around than before. Feel free to drop us an email if you have any question!

Meanwhile we're working on wedding invitation cards series. Do subscribe to our blog or stayed tuned for updates on instagram and facebook.

That's all we have for you today.

Have a beautiful day. Have a cupcake.~

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❤ Blessings, Charllotte

New In Store~

Sorry I haven't been able to update my blog as much as I wished. Please do follow me on Facebook or Instagram for frequent updates.

The other day I was telling a friend about my feelings of inadequacy and lack of confidence in my work. And he said this to me, ''Dear Charllotte, you are one person doing several people's jobs; the creative aspect, production, sales & marketing, delivery and administrative.. and you expect yourself to excel in every areas. Isn't that a little too much to ask of? His words enlightened me. He was so right, I should be less critical and start giving myself more pats on the shoulder from now on.

Have you been kind to yourself? <3

Our web store has been up and running. All the products on my store are designed by me and printed in Singapore. The best part is, you can personalise them with your name or favourite quote at no extra cost. Here are just some of the many cute items we have:

Visit our Shop page for full product range! By making a purchase, you're helping me to keep my small venture going. Furthermore, 10% of the sale proceeds will go towards helping local animal shelters, so you'll be helping the animals too! We thank you in advance for your kind support.

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Merry Christmas & Happy 2016

With Christmas just days away and 2015 almost coming to an end, I would like to sincerely thank each and everyone of you for your love and support over the year. Also because of you, I was able to contribute more to the causes I support compared to past years. I know 2016 is going to be an even more exciting year for me as plans are already underway for Dollgift, and I hope I'll continue to have you with me on this journey.

May the force be with you this Christmas and the new year ahead!!! Wooohoooo~~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte

Goodbye, Grandpa

My grandfather passed away last week. In two years, I've lost two close relatives, my dad, Nono and now my grandfather. I've grown stronger mentally and emotionally because of these. Losing a loved one is a great reminder that nothing in life is permanent so cherish your life; be good to yourself, do the things that make you happy, have the courage to pursue your dreams and spend more time with people who matter to you.

Goodbye grandpa. Till we meet again~

❤ Blessings, Charllotte