When Trudi's owner ran up to my table before the Chicago International Miniature show opened, I had no idea what a treat I was in for. Not only brilliantly talented in his own craft but a dog lover that meets my standard. He was drawn to the Whippets on my table.. he went on to praise them and make me feel so wonderful with his kind words. I soon learned about his own dear dog love Trudi! A lucky Greyhound always by his side.. below are a few pictures of Trudi in the cute setting recreating the shop her owner works in..I am thrilled to have made this friendship. Dogs!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
When I started Peggy I saw in her expression a sweet old girl dog. Possibly after so recently having to say goodbye to my own old girl dog, maybe I was seeing from my heart that similar look in the eye. Eager to make her for this young man to give to his love for Christmas I started as soon as the photos came.. waiting for the fur to follow next day delivery. It was beginning... another project that somehow becomes more than a sculpture. The directions and information in mind I made her standing since she loves to stand by her owner always. Her inquisitive look could be in anticipation of anything from a loving pat on the head, scratch on the chin, maybe even a tid bit from the table. Peggy is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Being a Griffon she has as her breed name says very wire like hair.. very difficult to work with, got me wondering again if I am nuts, dog hair is not 1/12 scale. Challenge was met and I will let you judge for yourself the end result. One of the pieces that I start and and hope for Peggy to come through. Must admit it feels like magic to me sometimes because as I work on the piece it seems possibly this is the dog I just can't make.. Now Peggy is on her way to being a special gift and that really makes me so happy to be part of it. Our dogs are our family, we want them with us forever. This is my way of trying to help have a part of them forever.. I hope you enjoy Peggy's photos