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Rescue collection: how the idea was born (Part 1)

Posted on 16. May, 2012 by .

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You all know I’m working on two collection series, one is of Dog Rescue Success Stories and the other of Pedigree Puppies. What you probably don’t remember or know is that the Pedigree Collection was actually the first collection I started working on. I originally started calling a whole lot of breeders looking for puppies [...]

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PetFest 2010

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The day started out great till Mike and I realised that there wasn’t a coffee vendor to be seen anywhere on the grounds. Before the withdrawals could kick in, Mike was sent out in a “crusade” to find coffee in the suburbs of Merrylands. With the coffee tank full, it was then onward with the [...]

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Archive for October, 2010

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Photography tip: Get down low with Joe…the dog Ok, this isn’t Jo, this is actually Sam. But! I could get Sam to rhyme so as usual it was time to use some so creative editing. Now on with the blog… When taking a full body portrait, you want to make sure that your dog looks in [...]

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Dogs Day by the Bay 2010

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A few weeks ago it was back to our old stomping ground where we used to take Sam for a run and a swim. Before I became a full time dog portrait artist, I used to take Sam to one of these doggie days and we once even enter in the best trick competition. How [...]

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Scooby Dooz! Where are you?

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I’m an hour and a half late…it’s hot…and I’m standing at a park where I think I should seeing the crowds of the Scooby Dooz Xmas Pawty, but there’s no one here. I’m tossing up the idea of calling Mike again to get directions, or should I just call it a day and head back [...]

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Rescue collection: how the idea was born (Part 2)

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On the eve of deciding which photo to use for my second portrait in my dog rescue collection, I decided to write part two of how this collection was born. Click on the link to go back and read Part 1. I don’t know how people did research before the internet…well I do know, and [...]

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HAR Picnic: The Scariest day of my artist life

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Feeling like I was starting to settle in a comfortable routine of drawing pencil portraits of people’s beloved pets in the sanctuary of my art studio where no one could watch or criticise, I then thought to myself… “hmmm, what can I do which will nearly give me a heart attack and send my (I [...]

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My new life as a PR Manager and QA Officer

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By Clarke Kent (cocker spaniel extraordinaire)   My new pet human Helene would say that I’m not your classic rescue. I wasn’t badly treated and I wasn’t dumped in a pound like an object that so many of my other four legged friends find themselves. I was however once a show dog. I was born [...]

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New Portrait Early Bird Offer

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New Portrait Early Bird Offer 3 days to go… Do you cherish the day your dog came into your life? Do you want a life long memory as unique as they are? Have you always wanted one of my portraits and have been waiting for more options? I know a lot of people have desperately [...]

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New Portrait Early Bird Offer: 2 more sleeps

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New Portrait Early Bird Offer 2 days to go… 2 more sleeps and getting closer to the launch date of my new portrait early bird offer. There’s an excitement in the air and an anticipation of dog lovers getting their chance to own their own personalised portrait of their pet. The two new styles seem [...]

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