Recently I had the pleasure of working with Michele from Diesel + Juice! She's a phenomenal graphic designer that created a beautiful print of mine and my husband's first kitty Biscuit!
A little bit about Diesel + Juice:
I am an illustrator, graphic/web designer, photographer, and studio Artist. I’m a quiet humble human who hides away constantly creating and learning new things. I love art, ink, and lots of caffeine.
Diesel + Juice is an illustration project that was inspired by my love for my English Bulldog Diesel and feisty feline, Juice, and has transformed into an obsession. I have an ever growing selection of modern prints for your everyday home and I absolutely love to draw custom portraits of your adorable pets. I get extremely excited every time I send over a proof of a new portrait to its owner. So far I've had lots of tears [happy tears] and I feel so blessed every time I get to draw an animal that is no longer with us. I love offering the opportunity for you to talk about your pet and I do my best to capture those tales in the illustration which often gives the print more energy than the original photograph. Getting a custom portrait made isn't just a cute print you're receiving from me, its an experience. I want you to end up with something you will love for years to come and will work with you until it captures your animal perfectly.
I was so excited about the opportunity to have one of my cats illustrated! She originally asked if I wanted Grits or Gravy to be the featured cat, but I couldn't live with myself if I only chose one of them. So, I chose Biscuit. She was our first cat and I loved her so much! And unfornatuely we lost her to FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) in December 2010. She was only 1 1/2 years old.
So I send Michele some photos of Biz (Biscuit's nickname). . .
(this was my favorite)
And she created this:
I was so excited to see it because it looked so much like her! The print was on high quality paper and was very detailed.
I immediately put it in a frame, from Ikea, and I have it set aside to go up on the future gallery wall at the new place. Cannot wait.
She was absolutely a dream to work with. Great communication. Offered suggestions. Quick to respond. I would highly recommend working with her if you are looking do to a custom print OR just purchase a pre-made print from her shop.
And she generously offered to giveaway some of her work on my blog!
Here is what she's giving away:
(there will be 3 separate winners!)
**if you can't wait until Saturday to find out if you won, use the coupon code "SMALLTHINGS20" to receive 20% off your order!
Here's how to enter:
(in order for your entry to be counted, you must use the giveaway tool below.)
Winners will be chosen on Saturday April 14th!
Ashley won the 5x7 print of your choice
Jen won the 8x10 print of your choice
Angela won the custom pet portrait illustration