Monday, December 23, 2013

The Making of a tablue of the Nativity.

I started by making a holder for my cell phone out of and old car cell phone holder and attaching it to a tripod. I know you can buy these I just already had the parts.

First I started by taking individual shots. I figured it would be easier because I was working by myself.

I started with Biscuit because I figured if I could not get a good shot of him I may not have a photo. He is older (17) and can not sit up so I made a bed roll he could lean on. I figured it looked like a traveler pack.

This is a compost of  Biscuit photos made buy Google plus....

these are the individuals

here are other shots I took of Ezri


This is a compost of  Mila's photos made buy Google plus.

Group shots...... My husband came in to work the camera.  But you can see they are all getting tired

These are the shots I ultimately chose to use.

Which then became this  .... I had to do the most touch up on Biscuit to make him work in the picture.

I knew the back ground would not work for a manger seen so I ultimately cut the background out.

I tried adding stable scenes to the background but none of them worked well, so I took hay from one picture and the backdrop from an old wall and added the light flairs to look like a star shinning down and the glory showing around them.


I hope you have enjoyed the behind the scenes look at my Dogs interpretation of a nativity scene. Some people may see this as sacrilegious. but it is not meant that way. None of us is worthy to play the holy Family and I though this artistic interpretive tableau of the  nativity with my palette being the dogs. would bring a smile to your face as you are trying to prepare for Christmas.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

San Diego “Wiener Dog Nationals” Movie Viewing with your dog

“Wiener Dog Nationals”
Movie Viewing

Doggie Date Night @ Bulls Smoking BBQ

Wed October 23, 2013


Hosted by Mila Miesner

So bring your appetites and your furry friends and enjoy this family friendly movie with Shelly from the movie.

2$ cover charge to be donated to The FACE Foundation
We have a limited number of seats
Only taking the first 50 people so please sign up soon.

  • Food and drinks will be available for your purchase.
  • A bone will be provided for your do.
  • There will be silent auction items to benefit The FACE Foundation.

You can per-order your ticket Via E-mail. 
When you are logged into your account, click the Send Money tab. 
Then enter and $2.00
 Or guarantee your coming by using 
Dachshund Meet-up group  
or the off leash Meet-up group. - 
The 2$ will be collected at the door.

Bulls Smoking BBQ   

1127 West Morena Blvd.,
San Diego, CA 92110

The FACE Foundation provides financial assistance to animal owners who are unable to cover the full cost of their pets’ critical or emergency veterinary care.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pandas Launch to New Heights

Smanimals ---
Panda Pear's exciting launch into outer space to raise awareness for endangered animals and their habitats. If you want to help go here:
and vote

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

October Events……

OK this is the list I have so far of October events
If you know of any others in Southern California let me know....

October 5th & 6th -Lake Elsinore Rotary’s Oktoberfest fund-raiser with TVDC Dachshund Races on (times TBA) – again to benefit SOR with a donation from the event.  Save this date also to come enjoy the races at The Diamond baseball stadium in Lake Elsinore!

October 06, 2013 Sunday -  Southern California Ibizan Hound Club Coursing Ability Test -

October 26 & 27, 2013 Saturday., Sunday  -Border Terrier Club of Southern CaliforniaEarthdog tests, a Farmhunt, Costume Contest, Potluck lunch, Boo-Tiques, Raffle & Terrier Races–
October 26 & 27, 2013 Norco's Oktoberfest in the Wild West 2013 - Dachshund Race

October 27, 3013 Sunday San Diego Dachshund Club’s Hallo-Wiener Picnic, held in Balboa Park

Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Craft Projects.

I had to share a few of the projects I created from photos of
 “Wiener Dog Nationals” 

I hope you enjoy. 
The first is a Purse I created for Caitlin Carmichael - this purse features photos from the Movie Wiener Dog Nationals of Caitlin and Mila Miesner. The Charm hanging from the handle has a Wiener Dog, a Dog Bone and a tea pot. 

More still pictures can be seen here


The other is a coffee mug I created for my Husband for work. 

Mila is a celebrity there. 

Here is a dress I created for the Red Carpet but Mila never got to wear it because she went to the event wearing a "Downunder Dog Designs" originals design for the Movie's Tea party scene. 

I probably should not be showing it because Mila could wear it too another event but I can’t keep it under wraps any longer.

Doesn’t it look like her fir has diamonds?

I even made the Hat with Felt and Glue then personalized the headband with her name.