Sunday, November 25, 2007

When I meet people at the dog park... their often in a hurry to get to work, rushing home to make dinner, etc... I thought it might be a good idea to make a business card and that way people could contact me if they are interested in having a dog portrait created.

Below is an example of what the drawings might look like.

a penny for your thoughts

Gary Wiseman and I are collaborating on a project where we offer people a penny in exchange for a thought. For the last three years, Gary has been collecting lucky pennies that he finds on the street. On Buy Nothing Day we went to Lloyd Center Mall. We found an empty kiosk near the ice skating rink and set a sort of fake booth where we offered people pennies. Above are some of the thoughts exchanged.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Hana is a Shiba Inu which is believed to be one of the most ancient japanese breeds. Hana translates to flower in japanese. She was named for her love of sniffing flowers. Like the other native japanese dog breeds Shiba Inu were bred for hunting by ancient hunters of Japan, called matagi and were believed to have special characteristics associated with the concepts of spirit, obedience, loyalty and bravery and their temperaments are always calm and considerate, with great dignity. Their eyes tend to be triangular and recessed, "suggesting the burning spirit within."