The Making of a Custom Dog Portrait

Because a lot of my work features dogs, I’ve been asked for a long time now if I do custom dog portraits followed by “how much would it cost.” I knew I could do the portraits but I never had a good answer to the cost question, and I wasn’t comfortable offering something I didn’t test first. But I’d had it as a goal for a long time, and finally after a few months of testing am able to officially offer it. This is exciting because I totally understand the appeal of a custom portrait of your dog. Throughout the lifespan of my old dog Miguel (RIP) I commissioned friends and artists to make artistic representations of him, and these are belongings that continue to be very special to me.

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Studio(s) Tour(s)

I'm currently plugging away at drawing and screen printing – restocking old things and making new things. But where oh where do these things happen? I will tell you!
My primary studio space is at POST – I do the bulk of my work here (printing, designing, packaging, teaching). I also do some work on a little desk and at my sewing machine at home, and I burn my screens at Ocelot Print Shop. So technically I have three workspaces:
1. POST:
POST is a retail store, workshop space, and studio all in one. Here lives my printing table, drying rack, and primary computer. I also have a drawing desk and a bed for my dog Bernadette that live here. I teach most of my workshops at POST, and you can find many of my products in the store in Dog Corner. Our spaces at POST are separated by half-walls, and I have six studiomates: Mutual Adoration, TAIT Design Co, Scarlet Crane Creations, White Owl Jewelry, Amber Barker, and Ashwelle Fiberworks.

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