Before I reveal some of our 2019 Search for a Superstar winners, I need to make a humble apology on the delays with this competition announcement.
Unfortunately I’m currently experiencing a rather unsettling creative slump and a numb, tingly frozen drawing hand. Procrastination is definitely winning each of my days. I can’t ever remember a creative block lasting this long and I’m hoping a holiday will reboot my energies just in time to meet the last, last, LAST possible calendar print deadline!
Fortunately, I managed to get all three diaries completed including the cat calendar and I’m only 10 artworks shy of the finishing line. Thankfully you have filled my inspiration folders to the brim with excellent photos, so the lack of muse offerings is not an issue.
Okay. I’ve rattled on long enough about me, time to let your furry ones take centre stage.
2019 Magnificent Moggie Diary and Calendar.
Allow me to introduce the 12 superstars ready to accompany you into 2019 and keep you organised and on time for the whole year!
I thoroughly enjoyed working on this year’s cat diary and feel the cat department at the Little Dog towers is getting stronger with each collection.
Cover Girl – Evie or Stevie or Fifi or Floof!
Mr January is Hector.
Mr February is Mr Hugo.
Miss March is Agnes the Waterbaby
Miss April and our 2019 Cover Girl is
Evie or Stevie or Fifi or Floof!
Mr March is the Legendary Whizz Bang
Masters June are Balcony Boys Phoenix and Merlin
Miss July is Stress buster Jess
Mr August is Rodney the Clown
Miss September is the Incomparable Miss Meggsy
Miss October is the Amazing Kiri
Miss November is Loud & Persistent Vera
Mr December is Alan.
And now for the dogs…
Our 20th Anniversary Celebration 2019 Diary
As this is a special year for us I’ve been allowed a spot of artistic indulgence and returned to my original artwork style. It features a number of new designs plus a few of my very first, personal favourites.
This diary will most likely appeal to the less is more movement!
Our Cover Girl
Gracie The Patterdale X
One of my first originals from a date tick box that requires much scrolling!
Martha the Springer Spaniel
The Original Scruffy Mutt Tuffy Jack
My cheeky much loved boy
Lottie the Fox Terrier
Sprogg the Podenco Lurcher
Marisa Hunter Tom
Sir Jack Spratticus
Vinnie The White Alsatian
Danny the Greyhound
One of my favourite drawings of a beautiful boy waiting patiently at our local animal rescue centre ADAWS in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Old Boy Frank
A change of muse to this original card design to add a little more colour and depth. The first version featured a simple pen drawing of a rescue called Benson who after rehoming became known as Scruff.
Rose the Lurcher
Otis the Cockapoo
Skyla the Cypriot Rescue
Mac the Bandit
In honour of my hearts desire. A medium sized, short haired, black and white mongrel with a patterned tummy that heartbreakingly I never got chance to spoil.
And now for a Brucie bonus of doggy design choice!
The It’s A Good Sign 2019 Diary
Our extra dog diary offering for 2019. As part of our celebration wishes for our anniversary year we’ve teamed up with the RSPCA. Which means for the next three years any product sold from this collection will see 10% of the wholesale price donated to the charity by us. Fingers crossed we can raise some extra funds for the important animal protection work this stalwart of a charity do.
Our Cover Boys
Teddie and Joshie
Bella the Border Collie
Rowf the English Springer Spaniel
Loki the Wire Hair Hungarian Vizsla
Poppy the Goldendoodle
Albert the Parsons Terrier X
Sarah Reynolds Brown
Blake The Greyhound
Teddie and Joshie
Morgan the Sprocker
Trevor the Collie X tweaked to look like Chester
The original dog I drew was a rescue but a customer asked for a personalised print as his dog Chester looked so similar. I did my best to make the markings match but can’t find the name of the owner.
Barney the Border Terrier
Wallis the Dachshund
Millie the Golden Oldie
Old Boy Frank
Nova the Doberman
And that my good folks is all for Part 1.
Part 2 for the Good Sign Family Organiser Calendar and Anniversary Celebration Dog Calendar will be announced by the end of August.
( I’m being positive that the creative block will have dissipated by then!)
By September the diaries and calendars will be available through our website and a good independent gift shop near you. All winners will receive their complimentary copies hopefully by the end of month.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted photos of their furry ones. The overwhelming love and care that each entry contained makes this project a joy and a privilege to work on.
And for those possibly feeling a little bit despondent, do keep ’em peeled to this page because there are still 10 more chances that it could be you!