When Rafael Mantesso's wife left him on his 30th birthday, she took everything from the pots and pans to the photos and furniture, leaving Mantesso high and dry in their home completely alone, save for the company of the one thing she didn't take: their bull terrier, Jimmy Choo.
Surrounded by white walls, Mantesso found himself inspired. He began taking pictures of Jimmy Choo, chasing his pal around the house. And then, as it says on his website, "when Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, on a whim Rafael grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, Rafael felt his long-dormant inspiration — for drawing, for art, for life — returning."