I thought I'd write/post something a little different than usual. My talented friend Nathiya (of http://www.pineappleseed.com/ and *emera http://www.emerabags.com/ fame) took this iPhone photo while I was talking to some of the lovely ladies at Bow Wowzer dog boutique in Los Gatos CA, yesterday. We stopped in so I could make a "quick" delivery. I always end up chatting longer than planned :o). In the photo, it shows some of the cards I sell (back, top shelf on the wall) and on the counter, some cute little puppy magnets.
Most of you probably don't know, but Bow Wowzer has been a wonderful, supportive client of mine for over a year now. They buy all kinds of things from me to sell in their store. It started with 10 different dog breed birthday cards (you can see those on my website: http://www.joystewy.com/greetingcards.shtml ) that soon increased to 32 different breeds! Then I created packs of blank note cards with the 32 different breeds. After that, I put together 8x10 matted prints and recently, we added tiny glass bead, puppy magnets to the mix! They also have a display to help promote my pet portrait paintings with my marketing postcards.
When I went into the store a year or so ago, I figured I'd just go for it and see what they'd say about carrying some of my art. Well, I'm so glad I did! They are wonderful people with a terrific business. If you're ever in Los Gatos you should stop by. They even carry merchandise for you cat lovers out there, in the other side of the shop called "Purrsnickety". They're located at 100 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030