Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Pet Portrait commission

Recently I was commissioned by the lovely Amber weinberg to illustrate her gorgeous two dogs a bichon frise and a long haired dachshund as royalty with a crown and tiara and the white frame was included as you can see in the photograph below.

To commission me for a pet portrait prices start at
                                                           £50 for A4 in colour
                                                           £70 for A3 in colour
                                                           Extra £20 for an added pet
                                                       .. Added background from £15

                                                           postage and packaging not included

Just send me a good quality photograph of your pet.

Contact me on alexandrarolfe100@hotmail.com

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Alice in woofland

For the canine games I was asked to design illustrations for their alice in woofland section. I illustrated 6 characters based on the book as dogs. They are also available to buy here

Alice as an Afgan dog

 Dormouse as a chihuahua

George a french bulldog

March Hare as a papillion dog

Mad Hatter as a siberian husky

White Rabbit as a westie

Lilac and the Blues

I sell my work on Etsy.com, and recently made a Treasury Lists which showcases other sellers products. I based my theme on the seller All The Adorables social network buttons below.

I really liked the colour combination, and it inspired me to make my new treasury list, Lilac and the Blues .

Below is a vintage, 1970s dress from Southern Dropout; which I think is rather elegant.

I also found these shorts from the STEEL Age, which are just awesome.

I also have to give a mention to 2DancingDogs for their cute elephant rag doll, and Fizzy Claret for their clay bear; both items too cute not to be included in the treasury.

My favourite piece has to be this silver pendent from A Cup of Sparkle. I just love the design.

There are plenty more stunning pieces in my new treasury list from many different Etsy sellers, so please have a look.

~ Alexandra Rolfe ~

Monday, 16 July 2012

My time at the Canine games

My Time at the Canine Games

Well, the Canine Games have been and gone (Saturday 7th July), and I feel very honoured to have been able to take part in this wonderful event.  Unfortunately the original venue, Haggerston Park, had to change at the very last minute.  Due to the adverse weather warnings, it was decided it was perhaps best not to hold the event outside; fortunately, thanks to Bethnal Green Working Men’s club kindly supplying us with a new venue, everyone was able to keep dry should the weather have turned.

Despite being indoors and now in a smaller venue, this didn’t dampen the atmosphere.  The event was londons first dog festival  and was great meeting all the wonderful people who helped make this festival happen, hopefully will be many more to come.  I also loved seeing all the dogs, and will no doubt be using this inspiration in my work.

My work was featured in Alice in Woofland and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party for this event.

 As was this stunning piece by Cake Doggy Dog.

I also had a stall selling my work too.

The whole day was a lot of fun for dogs and dog owners alike.  There were many stools, contests, and fun events to be had.  There was even an opening ceremony where many dogs were dressed up in some amazing hand-made costumes.  We even had an appearance from superstar, Mugly!

And at the end, my dog, Jake, got married! (He's the Airedale)

This was a superb event which raised money and awareness for many dog charities.  I would love to be part of the next one.

Please also check out some more photos from the Dog Reporter & the Canine Games on Flickr.  Both of who got some great doggy photos of the day, and some of my work too.

~ Alexandra Rolfe ~

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Canine Games

The Canine Games

As you may remember, I mentioned in a previous post I would be taking part in the Canine Games, Saturday 7th July at Haggerston Park, Hackney, East London.

The Canine Games is a festival celebrating all things doggy.  There will be numerous events and contests, plus lots of advice for your doggy needs.  This festival is an independently run festival to fundraise for many well known dog charities; the Dogs Trust being one of the many few.  For full details of events and charities aided, please visit here.

I will be displaying my Pet Portraits and working on Alice in Woofland and the mad hatter tea party for this event.  So please come down, with your doggy too, and check out this fantastic festival and help support your favourite canine charities.

For more news and announcements on the Canine Games, please like the Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter.

Craft Juice Tuesday

Craft Juice Tuesday:

It’s Craft Juice Tuesday today, and here is my Craft Juice promotion of some products I love.

I went with the Cute Animal theme.

Thanks for checking out my Craft Juice Tuesday.

~ Alexandra Rolfe ~