Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tyrannosaurus Dox

More definitive proof that Dachshunds are descended from the Tyrannosaurus Rex. As you can see from this photo of Wally Weiner showing his ferocious expression, razor sharp teeth, ridiculously short forearms and upright stance the T-Dox evolved from a prehistoric carnivore that was no doubt feared and respected by all. A few years ago I explored this theory in art with this illustration:
It was very gratifying to catch Wally letting his true Dino-nature show through.

2010 Dachshundicity Calender #2

There are now three 2010 Dachshundicity Calendars to choose from! The latest is my traditional Cafe Press Dachshundicity Calendar, which I believe is in its 8th year (I'll have to research that). I love the cover for this one - also seen for August - of 4 Dachshunds enjoying a weenie roast and camping out.

I also completed my very first Zazzle Dachshundicity calendar which won a "Today's Best Award" on the site, an unexpected but wholely appreciated honor! Be sure to visit my Zazzle store to see the new items going up there. I am slowly adding all of my designs so if you don't see it be sure to ask for it!

Even more exciting, for me, I have my site redesign up! Be sure to check out http://www.wiener-dog.com and send me your feedback. Not all of the pages within are made over yet, but I'm getting more done every day.

In other news, Pixel, my adored 13.5 year old PixieBob, is recovering splendidly from his stroke. I can't begin to express how thankful I am to have him with me still.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Dachshundicity Calendar is Here!

I finally have a Dachshundicity Calendar for 2010 up on Cafe Press. The format is slightly different than in past years - this one is 11x17 rather than 9x11. I may still do some in the old style and for separate coats, but for now this one is available. I'm hoping to get calendars up on Zazzle as well, but of their sizes are different as well so I'll be needing to tweak some art for it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Doxie Doodle to return soon!

Sorry for the prolonged absence from my blog and the Doxie Doodle. My cat Pixel recently had a stroke and I was terrified I was going to lose him. Not to jinx it, but he seems to be responding well to treatment and I am hopeful that he is going to fully recover.
Meanwhile I am working on getting this years' 2010 Dachshundicity calendar up, and I am working on the new Wiener-dog.com. See the prototype here. Comments eagerly sought! Also, if you have something you're hoping to see in the calendar this year be sure to email me at terry@wiener-dog.com. My Zazzle store is just getting started, but you can see it here: http://www.zazzle.com/terrypond. The neat thing here is that you will be able to customize shirts and cards with my art and buy as many or as few greetings cards as you need. I will be adding customizable stationary and business cards soon. Have a wienerful day!