The past two days were epic: It had to be documented.
There are times when shoots cannot be postponed, and this one happened to coincide with what meteorologists have been calling “the worst storm to hit Southern California in a decade.” Now that I can feel my feet again, I gotta say, it was actually really fun (an adventure, if you will). We were all soaking wet, but everyone rallied – including the four-year-old talent. *if any of my crew, AB/AD, or talent are reading this, thank you for two great and unforgettable days.
New in the shop:
When I first saw Elizabeth Soule’s work on Etsy, I remember calling out to my husband “Come look at this stuff! This girl photographs toy animals!” I though it was so smart. Later that year, I saw Elizabeth at Unique LA and ran up to her like a blubbering fool to profess my love. She was very gracious and I guess I didn’t freak her out too much, because we became fast friends. Elizabeth is not only talented, but she is pee-in-your-pants funny, and funny is the key to my heart.
After many shared plates of pan fried noodles and crackerjack shrimp, we thought it would be fun to photograph two of the same animals. So we both went in search of a lion and a tiger (toys for her, real live for me) and behold, here they are!
I haven’t a clue what it says, but thank-you to Digital Camera China for featuring The Animal Print Shop!
I’ve got a very special new print over at The Working Proof – 100% of my portion from the sale of Flying Geese will benefit The Pablove Foundation, an organization close to my heart, with a mission to fund pediatric cancer research and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.
I’m excited to finally share the brand new online shop for my animal prints. After almost two years of selling the small prints on Etsy (don’t worry, I still LOVE me some Etsy) and the large, limited editions through my website, I needed a shop of my very own where I could offer all the edition options under the same roof and have the loads of information people wanted to know built-in. I hope this site will be less confusing for people and help provide easily accessible answers to the questions regularly asked, like framing! In addition to the “framing tips” section (see everyone, I was listening), the site also has a slew of FAQ’s, print information, an “on the wall” section, one-step checkout, email order confirmations, and automatic emails are sent out when orders ships. I know, I know, HOORAY!
Since I can’t take credit for the site, it is mandatory that I add to this post a shout-out and a gigantic THANK YOU to Jenny Volvovski and the folks at Also, who did the design and programming. I could go on and on for days gushing about how much I love them, but I won’t keep torturing Jenny with my love songs (at least, publicly). And the logo was hand-lettered by the lovely Leigh Wells.
(for the first few weeks the new shop is open, we’re offering free shipping on all US orders of $50 and up + we made a new postcard that we throw in with all orders!)