archive for the ‘studio dogs’ category


Monday, September 23rd, 2013

miss this guy
gus’s portrait was painted by local artist kat corrigan during her 30 dogs in 30 days event in july. the portrait was painted from one of my favorite pictures of him, taken when he was around a year old. he was 14 when i put him down at the end of may. even though he was getting around slowly, his quality of life wasn’t what it used to be. he probably could have hung around a few more months but the thought of having a dog that cannot walk or get around like he used to upsets me. i miss the old guy.


Thursday, July 26th, 2012

hannah! painted by kat corrigan
about a month and a half ago, jenn forwarded an email about painter kat corrigan‘s 30 dogs in 30 days july 2012 project. i immediately contacted kat and asked if she could paint hannah and have her be the july 25th dog. i’ve always wanted a portrait of hannah (cheesy?) and july 25th is the 8 year anniversary of being her owner. you can read more about hannah’s arrival on kat’s blog. (i should commission her to paint gus, too!)

photo credit: kat corrigan

no post today

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

hannah, exposing all
can’t keep up this week, so you get a photo of a happy dog wriggling in the grass.

let loose, happy weekend!

the pups

Friday, July 15th, 2011

top: hannah
bottom: gus
film: impossible project, px 600 silver shade uv+
camera: sx 70, nd filter
submitted to ‘roid week 2011

happy weekend!


Friday, March 4th, 2011

gus & hannah
my comic relief… they keep my blood pressure nice and low. happy weekend!


Monday, June 1st, 2009

dog butts
one can look at dog butts for only so long. last night i brought my camera with me on our walk, to focus my attention on the little things around me. and to give me something other than dog butts to look at.








happy holidays…

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

me & santa hat with guster-buster and hannah-butt
…from me & the doggies. posting will be light over the next week and a half. hope santa visits, hope you eat lots of yummy food, hope you are able to be with the ones you enjoy. xoxoxo, jen

how to turn a $24.99 dress into a $56.72 dress

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

see cute grey dress at target. oooh and ahhh. discover they don’t have your size. order it online. pay $4.98 for shipping. after it arrives 5 days later, eagerly try it on. decide the length, 2 inches below the knees, looks too matronly for your youthful 30-something years. take it to a tailor, pay $26.75 to have it hemmed 3 inches. voilĂ , $56.72.

so much for being frugal. sigh.


Thursday, February 14th, 2008

valentines day doggies

happy valentine’s day with love from gus, dad’s dog daisy, and hannah.

merry christmas from the studio

Friday, December 21st, 2007

xmas dogs
merry christmas from me, and the studio dogs: hannah, the one-eyed mutt and gus, the patient lab.

have a wonderful holiday! regular posting will resume after the new year.

new tea mug

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

mug from holmquist pottery
shane and i stopped at the red wing art festival on the way home from buying pumpkins and apples last saturday. i was so happy to see holmquist pottery there! they’ve been a favorite of mine for years, and are regular exhibitors at the uptown art fair. i just love the color and illustrations – they’re cute, without being too cartoony. i’ve got 2 of their treat jars (one holds treats for me, the other holds milk bones), and decided i need a new tea mug for work that reminds me of my dogs: