Monday, October 26, 2009

You can now purchase my custom pet portraits on

Sunday, October 18, 2009


New husky illustration completed!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Family Portrait

Here is my final illustration of "The Family Portrait". This an illustration of my two dogs, my sister's basset hound named Matilda and my Parents' schnoodle (schnauzer poodle mix) Joey. I designed it as a birthday gift for my Dad.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Keeping my sanity

Welcome to my blog. This blog is dedicated to all things dog and all of us, who love them, as well as to show and get comments about my personalized pet art. Let me introduce myself my name is Dana, I am the artist and designer of Dana Marie Designs. I have two dogs a 3.5-year-old black lab mix named Lilly and a 1-year-old yellow lab mix named Maya.

As I am sitting here wondering what I want to write about for my first post, I am realizing just what I actually had to do to get this time to create a post and I believe only dog owners could appreciate this.

Well lets just start by saying I have a studio in my house to create all of my art and graphic design work. This room is all set up with a desk containing my Apple desktop computer, printer, etc as well as a drafting table for painting. So why is it that I am in my living room sitting on my sofa with that Apple computer on my coffee table? Well Maya the one year old is the most needy dog I have ever owned and refuses to let me get any work done in my lovely studio. She just sits there and whimpers, which does not allow for me to get anything done. So far the only time she has been calm today is when I was sitting on the sofa where she could be by my side. So I figure it is easier to bring everything downstairs then to keep trying to correct her without success. So here I sit with Lilly curled up in a ball to my left and Maya snuggling with me on my right and me typing on my computer and keeping my sanity.