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!