Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dog Days of Summer...

I have been inspired by the work of Jon Klassen, especially how he seamlessly combines beautiful illustrations with a sense of humor. As I was searching through his portfolio, I found one project that most certainly caught my eye, The Wurstminster Dog Show. The brainchild of the Wurst Gallery in Portland, Oregon, The Wurstminster Dog Show allowed artists the ability to celebrate our four legged friends while raising money to help those in need.

"The Wurstminster Dog Show was on February 3, 2007 at the Wurst Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Artists were invited to reserve a dog breed on a first come, first serve basis. The only requirement was the artist attempt to capture the look and spirit of their chosen breed in their own unique way. A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Dove Lewis Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon."

There have been some fabulous posts regarding "man's best friend". At the
Mystic Seaport from August 28-30 they are celebrating "Dog Days". Amanda Herzberger from Orchard Cove Photography has been doing her part to help some pups get adopted by taking the most amazing portraits that will make you want to take them all home. Christine Toner from Stonington Paperie has written a beautiful and heartfelt post on her recent loss of a best friend.


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