Monday, January 25th, 2010

Mister

Last week my husband came home from visiting our cousin’s with an iPhone photo of the puppy their neighbors had just rescued. His name is Mister. He’s an adorable ten week old pit mix, and he’s pure white – except for a handful of black spots on his nose. I HAD to take his photo. Of course, Mister’s cuteness alone was all I needed to see to get me over there with my camera, but he also presents a challenge I felt I had to take on – he’s deaf, which made him even more precious to me. Since puppies don’t yet have sit and stay commands mastered, I rely heavily on noise when I photograph them – squeaky toys, krinkling water bottles, and my voice. None of those things would work on Mister. Oh, and he had just come from puppy kindergarten, so he was all treated out – no food motivating either. Basically I had nothing. None of my trusted aides would help with Mister, well, except for one – my husband. With his help and A TON of patience, here’s what I got of this special little guy who doesn’t let his inabilty to hear hold him back:

Thanks Ryan and Aria!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Elk Accessories

Designer Marnie Goding of Elk Accessories purchased a 30″ x 40″ Reindeer Print from me a while back for her design studio in Melbourne. Last month she surprised me with this feature Home Beautiful Magazine published about her business and studio. I think she did Reindeer proud against that black wall (I’m really digging the black wall thing these days).

Thanks Marnie!

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