Rafael Mantesso had a memorable 30th birthday -- and not the good kind of memorable. His wife left him, taking most of the home`s furnishings with her.
Left by himself in a stark, white apartment, Rafael -- an artist -- decided not to let the dire situation overwhelm him. And so, with the help of his bull terrier Jimmy, he set to work.
By `work,` we mean he began creating a fantastic series of Jimmy-centric images. Dozens of them. And what started as a pet project (pun intended) to work through his break-up has evolved into one heck of a coffee table book. As the old saying goes, "When life hands you lemons, turn your doggie into a living work of art."