Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dog Book Feedback

I just got an email with the following feedback from someone who gave the book as a gift to several friends.

I love this book so much that I take it with me to all three of my dialysis centers and prop it up not far from my computer terminal because the cover is so cheerful to look at. Then, if I need a break I read two or three stories from it. I just showed it to one of our registered dieticians, and she loved it too. At first she said she only had a minute but she couldn’t stop looking at it and commenting on it. It was fun. I really love this book and I’m really glad you thought to send me a copy.
That's it for now...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Animal Rescue Groups

Yesterday I sent out some books to a NY rescue group, Tuff Tails. I've been following them on facebook and they do great work, so I packed up 5 books and sent them on their way. Check them out at here. They get 100% of the proceeds. It's all a part of my spreading the Dog Scratchin' joy. More books to go out to other groups this week. The above photo is a dog I drew this past December as a commission. It's a 5x7 Ampersand Art Scratchbord. I had tons of fun doing this and several other different dogs for this person. The Cat Scratchin' version of the book is currently funding at kickstarter, check it out here. Funding will end Feb. 13th. I'm biting my nails on this, slow going...I really want it to happen. Where are the cat owners??? So far the dog owners have won the race. Shaking my head.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Christmas Is Done Let's Go!

Pay no attention to that awful wallpaper in the background. Around January one, I jumped in--full on--into making folk art birds from misc. pieces parts from my wood scrap pile. This is just a few of them, there are a total of 18 right now....and I don't think I'm done yet. It's all part of my "using up" everything around me. The color is from acrylic artists paints (when I imagined I might be a painter) The pieces are from games, and crap I have picked up over the years, or left overs from other building projects. I'm even using nails that I bought in bulk at an auction in Northern Indiana nine years ago. (I was there taking care of my dying Father and took a break in the daily grind. Certainly one of the strangest things I've bid on and won at auction.)
I'm about to launch the Cat Scratchin' book at kickstarter...waiting for their approval, don't worry you will hear all about it. Feb. has 5 different scratchboard classes planned. Will do another blog with those locations and dates next week. Until then, these birds want to fly out of here to your house. Some are already sold, drop me a line if you're interested in one or two or three. They are $55.00 each + shipping. Most are around fourteen inches high, although last night I put together some teeny tiny ones, cute. I'm about to put together a class proposal for the spring at Eye Of The Dog Art Center. Will keep you posted on that too.