Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Hot off the Press

The Art Book is Finally Ready!

What does the book look like?

The art book is 80 pages & features art & photographs from 50 contributors.
The finished size is 7"x7" in either soft or hard cover.

How can we order the book?

Click on the book preview on the top right.

How much will it cost?

Soft cover is $22.95 US

Hard cover (with dust jacket) is $35.95 US

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Look What We've Got!

Neener.  Neener.

Our Fresh Eyes Editor picked up the draft today to have a look-see.  It's always good to have another person's opinion.  At this point, I'm being impossibly fussy about things that nobody else will care about.  I've also been involved with the project so long that I could be missing something obvious too.

Soon it will be ready.  I promise.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Never Too Busy

Many of our Contributors have a day job other than Artist or Photographer.

Some of our Contributors make a living by being an Artist or Photographer.

Each of them has a limited number of hours in the day.

All of them have taken the time out of their busy schedule to give back to the greyhound community.  

We acknowledge that they all have family, work & hobbies to balance, and a never ending stream of requests.

We can never express how grateful we are.

Thank you for participating in our Art Book Project.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Proof Copy is on its Way!

I got confirmation that the Art Book proof has been printed and shipped.  Cross your fingers & paws.  It should be here early next week.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Photo Finish

The proof copy has been ordered.  Yippee!

Now the waiting begins.  I'll have a path worn to the mailbox by the time that it arrives.

Over the next few days, each of the contributors will receive an email or two from me.

I'll be sending out a release form so that you can verify all of your info.

This is the last chance that we'll have to do this before the draft copy arrives and I make the final changes.

Is the book here yet?

Thursday, 11 August 2011

The Homestretch


We are rounding the bend.

The final text went in tonight.  This weekend, the final edit will be done and the proof copy will be ordered on Monday.  What does all of this mean?  The book will be ready to go on sale by the end of the month.  This is where you all come into play.

Get your keyboards warmed up.  We need to promote this thing!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Auction to Benefit Special Greyhound

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

For those of you unfamiliar with Sweetheart, this is a true Cinderella story.  

On August 13, 2010, Sweetheart was found abandoned in Oklahoma.  Chained to a tree with nothing to eat or drink, weighing only 31 pounds.   Her waist was about the same size as a soup can.  Nearly a year later, she is a thriving, happy hound thanks to Fast Hound Greyhound Adoption (

We're hosting a special auction on ebay this week with 100% of the proceeds going to Sweetheart's favourite charity.  Since we can't attend her party we're giving her a virtual birthday gift.

Please visit ebay to see the 
Turquoise & Sterling Silver Pendant with Greyhound up for auction.  Bidding ends August 15, 2011. 

If you would like to read more about Sweetheart, visit her blog at

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

All Dogs Go To Heaven

We are taking a break this week.  One of our hounds passed away this weekend, and it's a little difficult to concentrate.  This is the third grey we've lost in a little over a year.  Our remaining boy was diagnosed with bone cancer early this spring.  

Needless to say, the creativity level just isn't where it needs to be - the brain & heart are split between sadness over the hounds that are gone & worry over the one that is still with us.

The date to release the art book has been moved from August 15th to August 30th.

Nearly all of the photos are in.  Just waiting for some high res versions of a few.  Most of the text is complete as well.  

Hoping to have more updates for you early next week.

Give all of your hounds an extra hug from us!