Saturday, 31 January 2009

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie


Just uploaded this new card to Folksy, Etsy and also my website.

It's a portrait of sorts of my Wire Fox Terrier, Jackson, and it was produced using my gocco printer. I like the rough and ready feel to the illustration and the keen eyed will spot that I'm using Cocktail Script, one of my favourite fonts again.

The idea for the design came when Jackson sneaked into our bedroom for the umpteenth time. He knows he's not allowed in there, but he should win some sort of award for persistence. Anyway, I caught him curled up on my pillow (yes, it's always my pillow) and it was such a lovely photo opportunity that I took several pictures before shooing him off.

This one was my favourite and so for the card I simply copied his position but changed the location to his red dog bed.

It's the first time I've used Jackson himself as a study for a card although of course he's the general inspiration behind all of them. Let's hope it doesn't go to his head. He'll be signing pawtographs next...

10 comments:

Faya said...

Jackson is a Star ! I am fan of Jackson ! More Jackson please....
Kisses, Faya

Asta said...

We loveit!!!
Truly inspiwed!
hope you sell loads!
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

lovely, first time I have discovered your other blog!

thank you for posting.

Jeannie xxxxx

Dewey Dewster said...

Too bad Jackson isn't allowed inta yer bedroom...why we all sleep in the bedroom and feel that the bed is as much ours as it is Gram 'n Pap's....glad Jackson got to enjoy a little luxury...he deserves it after all he's been through this past year...

Oh yeah...nice picture/drawin' too

Dewey Dewster here....

dearprudence said...

oh thank you for your compliment on my new layout. it's still a work in progress but i put those little buttons on the right hand side last night to link to my facebook, ebay, etsy, etc. hope it brings me more business.

and yeah. i hope ebay works for us too. we're only 2 weeks in and selling more frequently for about ten dollars less per item. hard to tell right now if it's worth it.

love your blog as usual!

Poopsie aka Blue said...

A great Jackson tale - glad to here my fav.WFT is still keeping you on your toes.

It is a lovely photo of him on the bed & it makes for a great card.

Love
Blue

Eric said...

What a cute card! I know another persisitent dog like Jackson who also is banned from bedrooms much to his indignation.
Lk B x

Sam said...

That's a gorgeous little card you've made there - your model is pretty cute too!

Simba said...

Lovely as always!

Melissa

The Latshaws said...

Great new card!!

Lenny and Jackson - separated at birth. :) He does the same sneaky pillow thing.