Posted on June 28, 2009
I’m so very excited to announce that my “Smiling Sophie” canvas is now on display at the fabulous Woof Gang Bakery in Lakewood Ranch! If you have never been to a Woof Gang Bakery before, you’ll definitely have to stop by! They have locations all over Florida, and in addition to a huge selection of gourmet dog treats, they carry a wide selection of premium foods and a great collection of stylish accessories.
I must say that I think Sophie looks very pleased with her new pink surroundings, and I hope she brings many smiles to Woof Gang’s customers!
Check out these yummy looking treats!
Be sure to stop by and see Sophie and pick up something special for your furry friends! She can be seen at Woof Gang Bakery located in the Publix shopping plaza in Lakewood Ranch, right off of I-75 and University Parkway. To learn more, please visit their website. And if you’re not in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, you can click here to find a Woof Gang Bakery located near you.
Finally, I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to the folks at Woof Gang Bakery for allowing me the opportunity to showcase my work in their stores. You couldn’t ask for a nicer bunch, and their pride in their bakery and their product line just shines!
Posted on June 26, 2009
Posted on June 24, 2009
I thought I would share my newest gallery wrapped canvas prints – they are simply delicious! I always have the hardest time when it comes to selecting my favorite images to showcase, but I absolutely had to have these three.
First up is one of my latest favorites – this is Sophie sporting one of her famous upside down smiles. It’s one of those images that brings a smile to my face every time I see it. Doesn’t it just make you want to go lay in the grass on a beautiful sunny day?
This second print is one of my favorite images of Indy (one of my spotty dogs) – It’s bold, edgy and just pops with color and contrast…totally my style!
And finally, something a little different – this is one of my all-time favorite images of Sarasota, and it’s absoluetely stunning on canvas! The colors are amazing – this picture doesn’t do it justice.
In honor of my latest arrivals, I’ll be offering a special 20% discount on gallery-wrapped canvas prints during the month of July. This offer is valid for both new and existing clients – please contact me for details!
Posted on June 21, 2009
Hunter is an one year old Dalmatian who is currently being fostered by Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay. For more information on Hunter, and other dogs available for adoption, please visit DRTB’s website. You can also see more pictures of Hunter and Oreo on my training blog!
Posted on June 21, 2009
At this weekend’s agility trial I took a few pictures of Oreo, a very sweet guy who is currently being fostered by Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay. For more information on Oreo, and other dogs available for adoption, please visit DRTB’s website.
Posted on June 19, 2009
It’s Friday. Peyton & I are headed to an agility trial. Life is good.
And yes, I am totally obsessed with Sophie’s smiles…they’re just so darn contagious!
Posted on June 18, 2009
A few months ago I decided to join Twitter…I was a little skeptical at first, but thought it might be a fun way to send quick little updates about my spotty dogs, especially while we are away at agility trials. Well, I found out quickly how addicting “tweeting” can be and have since formed little friendships with other “tweeters” here in Florida and all over the world. Well, in addition to being a cool way to connect with like-minded “tweeps”, there’s also an abundance of fun little contests you can enter. I think I’ve only entered one so far, but it’s by far the coolest one I’ve come across - Pet portrait artist Aimée Hoover in Southern California is having a monthly contest where you can enter to win a free custom portrait of your dog. And keeping with the Twitter theme of 140 characters or less, she’s doing these portraits in 140 minutes – and they are absolutely beautiful!
This month I decided to enter two of Pongo’s pictures in her contest. Not because I don’t have a ton of Indy and Peyton pictures that I love just as much, but since Pongo is my original spotty dog, I think he’s probably the most deserving of a custom portrait. And well, to make this long story short(er), he didn’t win, but he did get first runner up! Aimée really likes his picture, but apparently painting a (good) spotted dog portrait in 140 minutes would be extremely difficult. Sigh, leave it to a Dalmatian to be impossible in more ways than one!
Anyway, I am just excited that we made the honorable mention list…and I think it’s very cool that Pongo is getting some attention. Poor guy has to put up with Peyton and Indy being in the spotlight most of the time! I’ve included a black and white version of my entry below, but please go check out Aimée’s blog to see it in color and be sure to check out her galleries – she does awesome work (and she might just have me convinced to have this portrait done some day)!
Posted on June 14, 2009
Posted on June 8, 2009
What could be more entertaining than a Westie in the middle of a park full of squirrels? Two Westies! Meet Mac’s good buddy, Tin-Tin. These guys look so much alike, if they weren’t sporting different collars I probably would have a hard time telling them apart. Tin-Tin was also a lot of fun – I’m so glad that he was able to join us!
Posted on June 8, 2009
As much as my heart belongs to big goofy spotty dogs, I can’t help but to be endlessly amused by terriers. And West Highlands (aka Westies) are no exception…I just love the amount of attitude that is packed into one very cute white fluffy package. Seriously, I would not want to be the one to tell Mac here that he’s a “small” dog!
Yesterday evening we took Mac and his best bud Tin-Tin to GT Bray Park in Bradenton – and wow, what a lovely park! So many great places for picture opportunities and the lighting was superb. The boys had a grand time…especially with all of the squirrels running around!
While I generally recommend that most sessions take place at home where dogs are most comfortable and relaxed, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play with two Westies in the park. Needless to say, they definitely had a major case of stimulus overload by the time we were finished, but despite the distractions they photographed lovely. First up is Mac…Tin-Tin pics coming soon!