Moose. / by Jen Bachelder

Late last year, a friend of a friend asked me to try something I hadn't attempted in a little over 5 years -- she decided that she absolutely had to have a portrait of her black lab, Moose, for her fiancé's Christmas gift.

Who can say no to that face? After a few days of sorting through my garbage for shades of black and gray, I got to work on a mosaic-style collage.

The final piece was an 18"x24" stretched canvas created with acrylic paint and mixed medium collage.