Wise men say, when life gives you lemon then make a tasteful lemonade! The Brazilian illustrator and artist, Rafael Mantesso is a perfect example of a person who knows how to turn life’s adversity into something beautiful through his positive outlook!
A few years ago, Rafael lost everything he has. He was divorced by his ex-wife and was literally left with an empty house whose walls are painted white. “She took her cookware, furniture, photos, her decorations,” the optimistic gifted artist shared. “The only thing she didn’t take was my bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo.”
With nothing else to look at but the blank walls and Jimmy Choo, Rafael began taking entertaining pictures of Jimmy Choo running around his empty house. It was during these moments that he was inspired to make the white walls his canvas, and Jimmy Choo the star of his photography!
“When Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, I grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, I felt his long-dormant inspiration for drawing, for art, for life—returning.” Rafael said, sharing how his now popular photo collection started.
Here are 15 hilarious illustrations of Rafael starring Jimmy Choo, a bull terrier that is painting a smile to his almost 600,000 Instagram fans around the world through his master’s creative works of art!
 Jimmy Choo sure makes a fabulous unicorn thanks to his dainty flowing gradient hair!
 I bet people wouldn’t mind spending 5 cents to give Jimmy Choo some love and kisses!
 Let’s just hope that Jimmy Choo won’t catch a cold from the cold autumn breeze!
 Even Jimmy Choo brushes his teeth everyday to achieve the picture-perfect pearly white teeth!
 There’s no doubt about it. Jimmy Choo is a lot cooler than the rest of us!
 Let us support Jimmy Choo’s campaign – STOP THE FIREWORKS!
 Even Jimmy Choo knows that it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye, thanks to his friend, the Little Prince!
 Jimmy Choo’s strength is stronger than the open mouth of a hungry alligator!
 I wonder what food will Jimmy Choo choose to have a taste of…
 Who wouldn’t want to take a dip with the summer ready Jimmy Choo?
 Even Peanuts and Snoopy love hanging out with Jimmy Choo!
 Perhaps Jimmy Choo would have the opportunity to sleuth around with Scooby Doo!
 In reality, how many balloons do you think will it take in order to lift Jimmy Choo from the ground? Hmm…
 Is there anything that Jimmy Choo cannot do? Dancing ballet in a dainty Tutu is no big deal for this bull terrier!
 A heartwarming reality… at the end of the day, there is no other thing going around Jimmy Choo’s head but his precious time spent together with his master, Rafael!
The positivity of Rafael and his valuable friendship with Jimmy Choo is truly a heartwarming story. May the two of them not only make us smile but teach us to never allow bad circumstances over power us. Instead may we be filled with positive attitude that will surely empower us to win over life’s adversities!
Photos | Rafael Mantesso