Here is a look at the second statue I painted for Across America Boxer Rescue. This ten inch ceramic cropped ear rainbow boxer will be up for raffle through their Facebook page starting next week. The raffle will run for a week and all the details will be handled by AABR. This is the last scheduled fundraiser we have the books for a bit. The next scheduled fundraiser beyond this one is Buckner’s Extravaganza in September benefitting our long time friends at R&R Boxer Rescue.
The Shop Update
The shop update is March 1st at 8am PST. Here is a preview of the items going in. I recommend if there is a piece that you absolutely must have, that you use the buy it now option on Etsy. Etsy allows multiple people to put an item in their cart, so your item is not held for you just because you put it in the cart and continue to shop around.
Custom Boxes Returning?
Having a shop update but saying commissions are closed has some people confused and I’m getting messages about customs. Particularly custom boxes and if/when they will come back. So I am still considering myself on hiatus for time with family. But if you follow our Facebook page you may have seen our post about the ER visit the Intern had to take (a bad case of croup, but he’s all good now).
I decided to have a shop update to offset expenses from that emergency room bill and the expenses I am coming across for my son’s ASD interventions. I do have health insurance but of course, not everything is covered. So this update is to help all that. In terms of commissions, they are still closed. You can always message me with your project idea and when I have the time available, I can contact you. And in some cases I can also refer you to maybe another artist who can get the project done immediately.
As for custom boxes….they take a lot of time and require a lot of extra preparations because of the heavy smoke involved. Before I had a kid, I could walk around smelling intensely of smoke all day and work on different phases of multiple boxes. But now that my only free time is when my son naps, I don’t have that luxury. I have to be able to really decontaminate before I am around him. So if I open up boxes again, it will be when he is on a vacation with his grandparents. My recommendation is if you are set on wanting a custom box, message me to get on a list so that when it opens you are covered. And be prepared with the pictures you want on the box. And follow our facebook page because the announcement will be made there (as well as here).
I will continue to help rescues throughout the year hiatus or not. I’ve found it is hard to say no and just helps my soul to do the work. For now we have a current fundraiser for Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue (check a few posts back for the details). Item being raffled is a custom ornaments box with four boxer angel ornaments. That ends this Sunday evening. A statue has been painted and set aside for Across America Boxer Rescue and I’ll post details on that when I have them. But that is all that’s officially on the schedule till Buckner’s Extravaganza in September. Things are just going to pop up between now and then I’m sure and I’ll share plenty of pictures on social media as rescue artwork is created.
Someone asked me long ago if I would ever do any bunnies. With Easter coming up I thought now is as good a time as any to add to the zoo of animals I’ve painted up 😉
There will be nine total in this pose and two in a different pose. All handpainted and unique. I went with a Grace Slick vibe here, because well Grace Slick is awesome and her music/artwork just seemed perfect for any bunny I paint.
Shop update is March 1 at 8am PST. These guys will be $35 each
Love You to the Moon and Back Boxers
A good customer and friend recently mentioned the idea of love you to the moon and back and her boxer. And I told her I had painted a boxer way back with that theme in mind as a private commission. She said if I ever did anymore she would love one. So I decided to see if I had any moons left, that would determine how many I did. Well I had five tiny gold moons left.
So here are five different boxers painted in galaxy colors with some stars and tiny moons at the paw. Each with a different mask and completely unique in color. They will be in the shop on March 1st at 8am PST at $155 each. They stand 4 inches tall. And I will not do anymore like this in the future.
Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue fundraiser
The day has finally come to raffle off this one of kind piece for rescue boxers!
You’re buying tickets for a chance to win a four ornament box set of boxer angels. The angels are 5in tall, made of wood, handpainted in rainbow and metallic gold splash. I will customize for the winner with any names/dates they want on the back. The ornaments store nicely in the Love wooden box. I will not be selling boxed sets at all this year. Only offering boxed sets through rescue fundraising like this.
1 ticket for $5
7 tickets for $25
20 tickets for $50
To enter, please donate to Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue . All funds raised in this raffle go to the rescue. Their PayPal is
Please comment or message me the amount of tickets you want. Raffle starts today and ends Sunday evening at 8pm PST. I’ll announce the winner Tuesday morning here on the page.
Any questions please message me. If you don’t have PayPal and still want to participate please message me or Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue for other donating options.
This is our first time working with Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue so let’s make it awesome 😎
After my first boxer Buckner passed in 2018, a close friend paid for me to get a reading from an animal communicator. I was skeptical going in but it was already set up so I figured why not. The woman had me send her five questions that she would ask Buckner. I’m not going to share those with you. But I will say that the whole experience left me very at peace. I was pregnant, which was a huge shock, and still very much mourning the loss of Buck. There was so much stress and chaos those first few months after he passed. But what I got out of that moment for the first time was this overwhelming feeling that everything was going to be ok.
One thing I will share with you is the animal communicator said she could see Buckner with butterflies. I do have memories of Buckner with butterflies. All involving him chasing them. Even when his DM took his legs he would try to drag himself around the backyard to bark at butterflies in the flower beds. Years later now whenever I see a butterfly I think of him. And I smile. And I get a little choked up missing him.
So this piece is my way of trying to capture those moments that crop up throughout the day of our beloved boxers that have passed. We all have some little thing or several that remind us suddenly of our dog. For me its butterflies with Buckner. Or tortillas on the countertop in the kitchen because he use to always try to steal them. Or a chewed up pair of Raybans I refuse to get rid of because it reminds me of when he was a mischievous puppy. Or the tattered hoodie with cut off sleeves he wore at lacrosse practice when it was cold that will never fit me again no matter how much I say I’ll lose weight. You get the idea 😉
This one of kind boxer features a black mask with some frosty senior sugar. It will be in the esty shop for my next drop on March 1st. I will have this piece, along with some other boxer figures and new dragons. I am trying to make up for the ER bill from the Intern’s visit on Superbowl Sunday morning. So this isn’t me back to work but more doing what I need to in supporting my family.
Statue Fundraiser for AABR
I know what you’re thinking…..didn’t I say I was on vacation/hiatus? Yes, yes I did. And yes I am still very much trying to be on break. But a rescue reached out in need of two statues they sent me getting painted up asap. So here is the first of the two. It is a ceramic, hand painted cropped ears boxer. Size wise it is 9in long by 4 in wide and 5 in tall. Across America Boxer rescue will be raffling it off to pay for medical expenses. They are handling all the details. But I will post the info on the facebook page as soon as I have it.
Vacation/Hiatus has begun…
My vacation/hiatus has officially begun. I’ve been saying for a while that I need and want to take some off. That didn’t stop the requests from coming in but I finally reached a point where the bulk of things is finished. So I am on break. No commissions. This includes rescues. My calendar is in a standby mode meaning I’m not scheduling anyone. Just adding rescues to a list in the order I receive them.
The shop will go into vacation mode in the meantime. I plan to spend some time with Management and my son. I want to lose some of this covid weight I put on, get healthy physically and mentally, for my family.
I am also looking to re-work my business a bit. Get back into writing. I will keep doing the boxer rescue work. In fact that might be all I end up doing the first half of 2023. Long story short, my son has needs and my job as mom has to be the main focus for a bit.
I may occasionally post on social media. I appreciate all the love and support and look forward to being back at it. Eventually 🙂
Absolute Last Batch
I kept getting so many messages from people in need of a boxer angel ornament to memorialize their boxer or to gift to a close friend. So I did ONE last batch of 36. This is it. Monday 7am PST. I am officially on hiatus after this shop update. Here is a preview.