Best news ever: You can get a portrait of your pet done on the fly right now at Fishs Eddy in New York City. So get your nose out of your phone and start looking in the store on your morning commute, because there is an actual artist that sits in the window and paints pets. Cuteness level, 100%.
Founder of Art on The Block, Ben Lenovitz, is the artist in residence at Fishs Eddy. What does that mean for customers? He will sit in the window of the store and paint pictures of your dog, cat, bird, dragon, whatever—and the result is actually seriously chic. I know what you're thinking: these images have gotta be totally kitschy, right? Wrong. These are so cool, you'll actually want to display them in your house. Where people can actually see them.
The pictures are painted on wooden blocks, and they've got a sort of hipster, artisanal vibe to them so they don't feel cheesy at all. And don't stress if you don't live in NYC—you can order them online, too, at benlovitz.com. Just send in a picture of your pet and he will custom-paint a block for you. If you need a not-totally-over-done, insanely fun holiday gift, this is legitimately it.
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