I was contacted back in May to contribute to a photo/art book called the Dogs Rule Fatbook. The awesomely talented Jill Beninato, of Sit.Stay.Smile Photography & Art, came up with this fantastic idea that had an equally fantastic purpose. The book will be auctioned off on eBay (November 14th!) and 100% of the sale price will be donated to A Place to Bark. How cool is that?
Even cooler are all of the amazing female artists/photographers that joined in this effort – now lovingly referred to as the “Sisterhood of the Pet Portrait Artists.” Below you will find links to all of them:
Manon Doyle of Hoochie Poochie Studios , blog
Jill Beninato of Sit Stay Smile Photography, blog
Jamie Pflughoeft of Cowbelly Photography,
Leigh Jackson of Noisy Dog Studio, blog
Moira McLaughlin of Dream Dogs Art, blog
Melissa Langer of Pug Notes, blog
Linda O’Neill of Abby Creek Studios, blog
Rebecca Lansdowne of Art Paw, blog
Nicole Mlakar-Livingston of Nicole Mlakar-Livingston Photography, blog
Wendy Crumbley of 2 Dog Studio, blog
Bernie Berlin from A Place To Bark, blog
Anne Leuck Feldhaus of Anne Leuck Feldhaus Studio Ltd., blog
Kathy Weller Wellerwishes Pet Portraiture, blog
AND… as if that wasn’t enough, the Dogs Rule Fatbook was also in the September/October issue of Bark magazine. Hopefully, all of this awesome press will blow the roof off the eBay auction and A Place to Bark will be overwhelmingly surprised with their donation. So, PLEASE keep the November 14th date on your calendar and get ready to win this book!
Cover of the book and list of artists
My art page shows my dog Ella flying an airplane over the annoying squirrels below. My photo page on the back shows Ella with her favorite stuffed toy tied to her bandanna. What dog would be that happy with their toy strapped to their back?
Below are Jill Beninato’s pages. She is so super talented. I have seen some of her other art journals and they are fantastic. Jill is an incredible artist!
And of course, the cover of Bark and the interior page with the write up on Dogs Rule. Images and content ©Bark Magazine 2008
Here is a link to Jamie Pflughoeft’s Blog that has tons more photos of the book. Enjoy!