George & Brodi

Here are some shots from a photo shoot I did last week. George is the Beagle and Brodi is the cute little orange tabby kitten. George was 100% Beagle and on the snoop the whole time and Brodi wasn’t sure what he was doing out of the house??? We had fun even though the humidity was 1000% and it was muggy!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and that you all had a great weekend. I had some weird vertigo attack over the weekend that kind of freaked me out at first…I woke up and the whole room was spinning. And before you judge me, no I had not been drinking the night before! When I tried to get up the whole room was spinning and I could not stand up. I finally figured out if I tilted my head to the right I could stand up without barfing. My sister took me to the doctor and he said I was suffering from BPV or Benign Positional Vertigo. He wrote me a script for Antivert? and told me to go home and do some strange exercises that may help…It actually worked! Two days later and I am back to normal (for me anyway)…How weird is that. I thought I had a brain tumor or something. Never a dull moment…Enjoy the photos….






melissa - July 20, 2009 - 3:56 pm

hi jill!
oh what a wonderful shoot! you really capture the happiness in everyone’s hearts and eyes. :)

i posted about Party Animals on my blog today. :)


nick - July 21, 2009 - 12:18 am

Love the crazy beagle and even crazier cat shots :D

Bev - July 22, 2009 - 5:43 am

I love that upside down cat image! Especially with that totally perfect outfit!!

leesia - July 22, 2009 - 12:40 pm

that is crazy about the vertigo! hope everything rights itself soon. great session!

Rachel - July 23, 2009 - 12:55 am

I’m loving the bright colors in these photos! These look like very happy pets! :)

Mary - July 23, 2009 - 12:33 pm

What a cute pair – love that kitty sticking out it’s tongue. And the eyes on that beagle are to die for. Soooo adorable!

claire - July 27, 2009 - 1:26 pm

love those kitty shots!

Bark Magazine gives Party Animals a shout out….

Bark Magazine was kind enough to mention our Party Animals zine over on their blog…They were so supportive of Dogs Rule and I really appreciate their continued commitment to our cause…thanks Lisa! Sales are going well for the zine…please pick up your copy today and support A Place To Bark animal rescue!


Bark Screenshot

melissa - July 14, 2009 - 6:17 pm

hi jill!
what a wonderful post by the bark! i am so honored to be a part of this amazing project and just LOVE this book you created! thank you for all that you do!

rebecca - July 15, 2009 - 6:06 pm

Just got my copy today! It is so lovely. Wow. I am impressed with the colors and the print quality. The layout is also very nice and must have taken a lot of work. What a nice “auction catalog”. I know it is being billed as a zine, but it also serves as a must-have show catalog for anyone wanting to bid at auction. The book makes me want to bid on everything!

Cathy Mendola - July 19, 2009 - 1:37 pm

Hi Jill, I just ordered this cute little book. Can’t wait to see it in person. Thanks for doing this. Bernie’s a saint and this is a wonderful way to help out.
If you ever do another benefit art project, I’d love to contribute.
Thanks again,

Party Animals Zine

Well this has been in the works for what seems like a long time now…The project is called Party Animals and it is the second project that I have hosted to support A Place To Bark animal rescue. I invited 20 other artists to create an original piece of artwork based on the theme, using any medium they wanted. All of the artists submitted their work to me and I photographed each piece and have created a zine featuring everyone’s work, along with other fun articles and info about A Place To Bark. The finished zine is full color, 43 pages and printed professionally by Lulu Printing. You can get your copy of the zine here and remember, your purchase of this zine is tax deductable and ALL of the proceeds go directly to helping the animals at A Place To Bark. So not only do you get a totally cool book full of art, but you get a warm fuzzy feeling that you helped a really good cause…win-win situation!

The original artwork from this zine will be auctioned off on Ebay on October 15th, 2009. I will post info about the auction here on the blog as we get closer to that date. I would like to thank all of the artists who donated their beautiful work to this project. Some of the artists were also a part of Dogs Rule (my first project for APTB), but we had quite a few new artists join the sisterhood as well. Below is a list of the artists who participated…please visit their sites and check them out!

Jill Beninato –                                                                                                        
Bernie Berlin -
Suzi Blu –
Rebecca Collins –
Wendy Crumbley –
Ingrid Dijkers –
Manon Doyle –
Sarah Fishburn –
Rice Freeman-Zachery –
Heather LaHaise –
Melissa Langer –
Maija Lepore –
Anne Leuck Feldhaus –
Tamandra Michaels –
Kim Rae Nugent –
Linda O’Neill –
Nancy Schutt –
Jill Marie Shulse –
Kelly Snelling –
Carla Sonheim –
Kathy Weller –

Here are a few photos of the finished zine as well as an image loop with a few images as well…

Party Animals Zine - cover
Party Animals Zine - back



Your pictures and fotos in a slideshow on MySpace, eBay, Facebook or your website!view all pictures of this slideshow
leesia - July 10, 2009 - 1:39 pm

this is AWESOME, jill!!

Grace - July 10, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Didn’t think it was possible, but it’s even better than last year! All the pieces are incredible but the one by Jill Shulse made me laugh out loud. Amazing work!

Wendy - July 10, 2009 - 10:36 pm

Another great accomplishment Jill! I received my book and love it!! Thanks again for including me.

manon doyle - July 11, 2009 - 10:26 am

Jill…. thank you once again. You’re amazing! The zine is spectacular.I will post it on my blog later today!!

Maija Lepore - July 12, 2009 - 10:28 pm

I am so happy to be part of this wonderful project!! Thanksfor asking me to participate!

kathy weller - July 12, 2009 - 11:47 pm

FANTASTIQUE!! I’m doing a blog post and will link to this post for the ultimate in PArty Animals – so short and sweet but right to the point! Definitely said it all perfectly. What an honor to be a part of the project, Jill — THANKS SO MUCH for spearheading and managing this. You ROCK!!

Ingrid Dijkers - July 13, 2009 - 12:56 pm

Thank you for including me in this wonderful project!

sarah - July 13, 2009 - 6:32 pm

Looks fab, darling!

admin - July 14, 2009 - 9:18 am

Thanks girls! You all inspire me…

Daisy and Zoe paintings

Well, I have been a total slacker for the past two weeks…sorry for not posting in soooo long but I have needed a break and I have just been enjoying my summer and working on personal projects, etc. Here are two paintings I just did that are silly and whimsical of my two dachshunds Daisy and Zoe. The square painting is acrylic on plywood and the smaller rectangle is acrylic on canvas…

Also, this Friday I will be posting the link to my “Party Animals” zine here on the blog. I have been working really hard to get this finished and I think it turned out really great. I contacted 20 other artists to participate in the project that will benefit A Place To Bark animal rescue. The zine will feature reproductions of all the original art submitted for the auction as well as other cool dog related stories, how to’s and info. Check back on Friday to see a few samples of the work in the zine and to order your copy!



Mugs & Stella

Hey everyone…meet Mugs (the fawn English Mastiff) and Stella (the black Cane Corso). I photographed these two pups a few weeks ago and they were a lot of fun. Mugs was the silly, goofy one….Stella was definitely a bit more guarded and not too sure about things. I seem to get that alot lately. Maybe it is the two dog household dynamic where one dog assumes the more happy go lucky role and the other hangs back and is more shy…Mugs was just hilarious in his expressions I have to say and he acted like a big goofball most of the shoot. We just missed the rain that day and I was happy to get their photos taken before the storm. Here are a few…


Simon - June 20, 2009 - 6:47 am

Great set!

melissa - June 20, 2009 - 9:47 am

hi jill!
wow! what a fabulous shoot! i love them all!

nick - June 20, 2009 - 11:07 pm

Haha I love that necklace on stella and that drooly shot of mugs :D

leesia - June 22, 2009 - 12:24 pm

that third one is absolute perfection! love these. you always rock the wide angle!

Linda O'Neill - June 23, 2009 - 11:54 am

I love these dogs! Beautiful shots, Jill. I really like the one of the three of them on the beach.

Wendy - June 23, 2009 - 12:59 pm

Jill!! All terrific shots!!! I love the Hannes_7 shot.. on the deck laying down. Warm and wonderful colors. What a lucky client to have this collection of photos!

claire - June 26, 2009 - 1:00 pm

what a fab shoot! i love that first shot.

Rachel - June 28, 2009 - 11:19 pm

I love Mugs. I want to pet his smushy face and kiss him on the head. Does that sentence make sense? I guess it does to dog people. ;) Great photos as always Jill!

manon doyle - July 1, 2009 - 9:26 pm

My gosh Jill! You take such fabulous photos!! Awesome work!
I got the zine today and I must tell you how terrific it is!

Johanna - July 6, 2009 - 9:39 am

LOVE these! Great work, as usual!

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