In the last ten days, I've sent off nearly 70 packages carrying 90+ roller towel "rewards" to investors from my first-ever Kickstarter campaign. What an experience this was!
I'm really enjoying hearing from folks, as their packages have arrived and they’re using the towels. How gratifying it is to know they're washing their hands long & often and drying them with my artwork. Thirsty towels are at work in 26 states and 2 Canadian provinces ~ from New England to California; from British Columbia to Florida; from Ontario to Texas; and from the southwest across the ocean to Hawaii! I so enjoy seeing them in your homes, so send me a photo that hints at your style and where you live.
People have asked about ordering more... Inventory is very low at the moment, but I will continue to make more. and in additional designs too. You can find these towels and table linens in the Gallery/Shop.
I send thanks with deepest gratitude for your enthusiasm for my work. ~ Candace
It seems I'm a little late posting this, as according to the Farmer's Almanac, "dog days of summer" refers to the stretch of hot weather in July and early August which occurs when the constellation Sirius aligns with the moon.
Every day is a dog day around here. Our dear dog Bert is central in the rhythm of my daily life. When we first adopted him, I did drawings/paintings of him from every angle. These became prints and "Bert cards" for every occasion...fifteen in all!
But when you walk a dog several times a day, you meet lots of dogs and lots of people who love their own particular variety. This has led to drawings, paintings, prints and cards depicting many others. Some are dogs I know, some are not, but I always enjoy trying to capture the essential characteristics of each one... a sad looking terrier or basset, an energetic corgi, schnoodle or husky, a devious pair of beagles or chihuahuas, or the devotion of a poodle, pug, Aussie, lab or German shepherd. And of course all the possible combinations in a"mutt".
I start with a line drawing and then have prints and cards made from these. I can individually paint the cards or small prints to give each a flair of it's own.
I am also happy to do a portrait of your favorite pooch using photos you send to give me a sense of his/her personality.
Send me a note, if you think you'd like a portrait or set of cards featuring your favorite!
Along the way....
When I first decided to create a website, I thought of it as a virtual catalog to "get my work out there". Then I picked up a copy of Austin Kleon's Show Your Work. He so clearly states my sense of how we are a community of creatives who benefit from sharing our process and work; I decided it makes sense to blog and share mine. Enjoy.