Archive for the ‘Arts & Crafts’ Categoryby Northernmost on February 12, 2015 in Arts & Crafts, Rescue with No Comments
Aww ♥ This heart-melting print is available on t-shirts, longsleeves and hoodies from Rocking Da Moots. Mother-daughter company Rocking Da Moots in Oregon donates 5% of sales to rescue and has raised over $11,000 so far! A wonderful initiative worth supporting!
We are very excited to follow New Zealand artist Jewel Mathieson as she is currently working on a portrait of Hilary and Thunder for her new book “Indomitable Spirit” which is due to be published in late 2014. Jewel shares updates from her work on Facebook and it’s very exciting to watch her amazing portraits come to life, step by step. We’re hoping to buy the drawing of Hilary and Thunder when it’s completed and we are of course going to order a copy of the book too! You can see more examples of Jewel’s beautiful work on Pet Portraits by Jewel Mathieson
The drawing is still in an early stage but we can already see that Jewel has captured Hilary’s soft and sweet nature and Thunder’s gentle “old soul”. Amazing!
Jewel works in coloured pencil and the many layers of fur are made up of hundreds and hundreds of tiny pencil strokes.
After eight more hours of work, Thunder’s coat has so much detail and depth that you could almost touch it. Wow!!
The book “Indomitable Spirit” focuses on the early working breeds of the Arctic as well as on today’s descendants of these dogs. Among the 57 drawings that will be included in the book are Joe Henderson’s freighting team in Alaska and Malamutes from Nordiclight and Tsawake, as well as Karen Ramstead’s North Wapiti Siberian Huskies who are competing in the Iditarod this year. Our boy Thunder turns 10 years old this summer so Jewel’s portrait will be a lovely and very timely tribute to a wonderful member of our family ♥
Our new wind chime is now in place and is making beautiful music in our garden. We ordered this pretty Malamute chime from DesDeni’s Spirit Wind Songs in Florida who create handcrafted chimes of dogs and horses and some lovely customised products too.
Des and Denise who are behind DesDeni Wind Songs are also the owners of Hilary’s sweet brother Kona. In this photo, taken by Sue Fuller, Kona and Hilary are sitting next to each other in the middle, Kona is the slightly larger of the two. The name Kona is short for Tokonave, an Apache word meaning “heart of the mountain“. What a great name for a Mountain Home pup! His owners Des and Denise are both canine instructors and involve their dogs in a wide range of activities. You can see many photos of Kona and his friends in their Fun Gallery.