I recently placed craigslist ads in several major "dog cities" around the country and I am getting flooded with emails and dogs. Its wonderful! I have around 60 breeds locked in, plenty of material for painting.
I am feeling a little overwhelmed though. It takes a couple hours a day just to correspond with everyone and answer emails. I am missing phone calls and having to turn down other work to save time for painting. My girlfriend is having dreams about dog paintings.
I am not complaining, this is the most fun Ive ever had making art. Its so rewarding to have so many people interested and sending in the dogs. I am learning so much about breeds and about how much people really love their dogs. The only part I dont like is that I am getting submissions so fast I cant keep the list updated and I am getting doubles of some dogs, meaning I have to say no to some people. Its really hard to do, I would love to paint everyones dog but I just cant.
So if I turned you down, please dont write me off! I will do more projects in the future and I will keep your beautiful pets in mind when I do. Specifically I have received around 10 pit bulls, so I may do a series of just pits.
Also if I havent returned your email, or phone call (sorry Ma!) please know that I have not forgotten you and I am not ignoring you! I will get back to you, I am just swimming in a sea of dogs and paint right now! More dogs later today!!
Mahalo and Aloha everyone!!!