First off, big thank you to my close friends in real life who might be reading this (hey guys!) and reached out to support me through the thing that was/is going on in my life (see my last post). It's been a rough one, and I'm lucky to have my friends and family, who I know I can lean on, always.
This is the mural I mentioned that I was working on in my last post. This mural came about when I donated my services to an annual fundraising auction that's held at my work. I donated an 8'x10' mural, and the highest bidder ended up being the owner of a small chain of doggie daycares around my area. I was super stoked to do this because it sounded like a really fun project (dogs, non-realistic/whimsical style....dogs) and it would mean more of my work in public places. I always like that :) The wall ended up being double the size that I had donated, so I did end up making some cash while also raising some for my workplace. Win-win, I tell you! Now let me tell you the warm/fuzzy part of this whole deal. The largest dog on the right hand side (not the 2 playing in the distance, but next to them), was the deceased dog of the owner. The manager of this place was the person I was working closely with on the design, and so she surprised the owner by having me paint his pup (R.I.P.). Super sweet. The rest of the dogs are inspired by pictures that she gave me of other employee's own dogs. Love that what started as just a way to brighten up a boring wall of their business, turned into something so personal for all the people who work there. Was really happy to be a part of this one. :)
|Dogs watching me....always watching...and barking...|