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Congratulations to our friends at Strasburg Dog Owners Group for all their hard work. Yesterday their dog park opened to the joy and delight of many happy dogs….and owners.

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Jackie Bourque with "The Dog Park" quilt

Jackie Bourque with “The Dog Park” quilt

"Frisbee Dog" block

“Frisbee Dog” block

"Treeing the Squirrel" block

“Treeing the Squirrel” block

"Merry-Go-Round" Block

“Merry-Go-Round” Block

close-up of Dizzy Pug on Merry-Go-Round

close-up of Dizzy Pug on Merry-Go-Round

"Great Dane" Block

“Great Dane” Block

During the Christmas holidays my friend Jackie Bourque, an amazing fabric artist, emailed me about a dog park quilt pattern she had seen and thought she would like to make.  Would I be interested.  WOULD I BE INTERESTED????  Are you kidding?

Seeing the pattern, a McKenna Ryan creation,  I couldn’t believe Jackie would want to do something so intense.  And to say it turned out amazing would be an understatement.

We piled together the fabrics we both had along with some we ordered and a few embellishments and Jackie went to work.  She showed me the first block when she finished it.  After that she asked if I wanted to see each as she finished them or wait for the finished quilt.  I am glad now I waited for the finished product because it is JUST EXTRAORDINARY!

I am going to share some photos with you here.  And tomorrow I will share the rest.  It is just too much to take in so I will break it into two posts.  (And I am sure I will share even more over the months to come because I can not believe how lucky I am to have this wonderful work of art.)

Please click on the photos so you can see larger versions of them.  You will see that every dog has about 20-30 pieces in them.  The eyes, the nose, the shadowing….all different little pieces of fabric!

Beautiful!  Amazing!  Ingenious!  Splendid!  Fascinating!  Charming!   I don’t have enough words to describe this quilt.  I hope to have it on display somewhere soon so that you may come and see the amazing quilting skills of Jackie Bourque.  She is a brilliant fabric artist and a wonderful friend.  Thanks Jackie for such a beautiful piece of art. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!

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March Paint Your Pet Portrait Party

March Paint Your Pet Portrait Party

We had so much fun at yesterday’s “Paint Your Pet Portrait” Party.  The paintings turned out terrific.  Great job everyone.  Come paint with us again!

The next Paint Party is Saturday, March 22nd, for all you Dr. Who fans.  We will be painting the Tardis!  Contact me today to sign up.

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Paint Party Pets Mid FebAt yesterdays Paint Party the painters created some beautiful portraits of their pets.  And fun was had by all!!! Terrific job ladies.

The next Paint Your Pet Portrait Party is Saturday, March 15th at 3 pm.  Register early for your spot by contacting kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com .  See you there.

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Oliver photo (top) Oliver Portrait (bottom)

Oliver photo (top)
Oliver Portrait (bottom)

This little guy is Oliver.  He belongs to a wonderful friend in Kentucky and he was so adorable I had to paint his portrait.  He is an acrylic on panel measuring 6″x6″.    Could he be any cuter?

Oliver Framed

Oliver Framed

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Art Camp Rodriguez Blue Dog Aug Art Camp Rodriguez Blue Dog Aug 2Blue Dog is one of the favorite paintings we have done in the Art Camps this summer.  We talk about George Rodrigue and his unique style.  The kids love this….and so do I!

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Art Campers Paint Cassett

Art Campers Paint Cassett

We started the final week of Art Camp this summer by studying Mary Cassett, one of the few female impressionists of the time.  The young artists did a marvelous job with the extraordinarily difficult painting.  Keep in mind they did this in just one session!  Great job everyone.  Can’t wait to see the rest of your good work this week.

Mary Cassett’s Lydia Seated in Garden with Dog
1880

 

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