Dogs Rule Fatbook Has Gone Postal…

Hi everyone…I just sent out the “Dogs Rule” fatbook to all of the particpating artists and you should be receiving them very soon! I have posted some photos of the completed book below for everyone to see. Each book is a little bit different so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see exactly the same things in your own book. Some artists sent all different pages, some books have black divider pages, some clear, etc….That’s what makes them unique. Later I will post some photos with all the examples of each artists work so you will get to see what others got in their book.
We made one extra copy of this book and it will go up for auction on Nov. 15th on EBAY. The proceeds from the book will benefit Bernie Berlin’s rescue “A Place To Bark” so mark your calendars if you want to bid. I will post something here before the auction to remind everyone. The book will also be getting a little bit of press in the next issue of Bark Magazine. They have been kind enough to support our project and hopefully draw some attention to A Place To Bark. If you are not familar with Bernie and the wonderful work she does, please take a moment to visit her website and blog. She is amazing! Thanks again to all of the girls for being brave and joining me in this project…It is something I will always treasure!

Above pages by:
Cover and side view – Jill Beninato
Jill Beninato & Anne Leuk-Feldhaus
Jamie Pflughoeft
Anne Leuk-Feldhaus & Manon Doyle
Rebecca Collins & Wendy Crumbley
Moira McLaughlin & Rebecca Collins
Nicole Mlakar-Livingston & Leigh Jackson

Rebecca - August 4, 2008 - 4:54 pm

I got my book today and I am so thrilled. Wow. It was so much fun to be a part of this project. Thanks again for inviting me to participate. I am honored to be in such good company. There have been a few random highlights in the last 10 years that have given me that feeling that “I have arrived” … this is at the very top of that short list.
Your the best,

manon doyle - August 4, 2008 - 7:23 pm

I’m still speechless! Everyone is so talented! What a great project this was! I applaud all you girls on the awesome work!!!
I can’t say thank you enough Jill. It was a privilege to be included! You’re amazing!


Moira - August 4, 2008 - 7:49 pm

Thanks for including me in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Dog Book!” I feel very honored.

Jamie Cowbelly - August 4, 2008 - 9:46 pm

OMG I can’t wait!! Wow, wow, WOW! I’m sure my copy came today to my biz mailbox and I will head over there tomorrow before going down to the studio. I am bubbling over with excitement to see what all of the (uber-talented) dog art gals did with their pages. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING JILL!! And thanks to the ‘Sisterhood of the Pet Portrait Artists’ (moniker given by Kathy Weller)! This has been an awesome project. I hope we raise a TON of money for Bernie. :-)

Melissa - August 5, 2008 - 9:43 am

Hi jill!
I just got my book and I am speechless! It is so beautiful, I cannot believe it is mine.
Thank you so much for putting this all together. You are amazing!

manon doyle - August 5, 2008 - 7:15 pm

Just wanted to leave another comment and tell you that your page rocked! I loved it! Bulldogs are so much fun to work with!

admin - August 5, 2008 - 7:29 pm

Thanks everyone…I am so happy that you all like your books…the art is amazing!

Wendy - August 5, 2008 - 10:03 pm

I sat in perfect contentment, witnessing wonderful works of art and words of solace that touched my heart. A talented group of women and dog loving artists beyond compare. Jill, I cannot express my gratitude for your labour of love that went into this assembly. The book is and will always be a cherished keepsake in my life. You really out did yourself! Thanks again for including me in this very special project and I thank the others as well. You all are the very best! and Dogs Rule, of course!!

kathy weller - August 5, 2008 - 10:15 pm

Totally amazing work of art! Such an honor to be a part of it. I’m so humbled and proud!

leigh - August 5, 2008 - 10:15 pm

I, too, am so honored to be included with all these wonderful artists. The book is very special. Thank you Jill for thinking of this great idea, organizing it all, and putting it all together. You are the best !

nicole - August 6, 2008 - 12:49 am

What an amazing bunch of super talented women – thanks for inviting me in on the action. Jill you really went above and beyond with this book. I will treasure it forever!

Jill - August 6, 2008 - 3:37 pm

This is so amazing!

Jamie Cowbelly - August 7, 2008 - 3:22 am

My heart is full with love. For my book (which I finally got to sit down and pour over tonight- it is AMAZING!!!!), for the supremely talented, funny, caring, supportive, incredible dog artist women who participated, for the support of the dog art/photography community, and for the fact that the internet exists and brought us together in the first place! Thank you again Jill for everything, thank you. Dogs Rule!!

Grace - August 8, 2008 - 11:53 am

This is breathtaking and amazing and beautiful. WOW. Jill did you hand make each individual book you sent out to the artists? HOLY COW. This is such wonderful stuff.

admin - August 8, 2008 - 6:38 pm

Grace – yup…made each book by hand. It took a long time, but was well worth it…

Anne Leuck Feldhaus - August 10, 2008 - 1:45 pm

Jill, I’m late in responding as I was out of town when my book arrived. What a treasure to come home to, I couldn’t get through it without tearing up and had to go back later to read each artist’s statement and tears again! Thank you so very much for your genius and hard work!


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