This Tuesday thru Firday, we'll have the Dowdy Studio Wagon parked outside our favorite taco joint, Good 2 Go Taco. Come on over and grab those last minute holiday gifts and a little somethign for yourself.
We're all stocked up on tees, jewelry, art prints, pillows, coasters and more, so there's no dull gifts to be found!!
All we have to say is you guys rock!! Thanks for playing along with our Dowdy Day photo contest on facebook this weekend. You guys are all awesome and have made it tough to pick winning photos. Stay tuned, we'll be announcing two winners Monday morning. Until then, check out all the awesome entries below.
-Dylan + Pamela
Gina Marie stretches for yoga in her Drink Local tee.
Mati gets cozy in our Rocktopus tee scarf.
Max shows off his smile wearing our Rock Hand necklace.
Marcie showing off her adorable baby bump in Yee Haw Kitty.
Yony's elf getting festive and sporting one of our wooden necklaces
We've declared today Dowdy Day!! In celebration of moving to a real studio in Dallas, TX, and kicking our whole studio out of our red 2 car studio/garage, we've decided to have a Dowdy Studio photo contest and award 2 winners with a free tee of their choice.
To enter to win a free tee from us:
1. Put on or pose with your favorite Dowdy Studio item (tees, hoodies, jewelry, pillows, tattoos, etc)
2. Capture the moment with your phone, a portrait artist, pinhole camera, office copy machine, or whatever.
3. Upload it to our facebook wall by Sunday at noon.
We'll pick the winners Sunday, Dec 18th, in the afternoon, and let them pick out one of our Dowdy Studio tees to make their own. Then we'll send it along with a million cool points for being so awesome. We are looking for the most creative, funny, awesome photos ever. So stop reading this, and get down to photo shoot'n your bad assed self.
Since we opened our mobile shop in March, we've been all around Dallas and Austin, TX, Norman and Oklahoma City, OK, but never to our close neighbor city, Fort Worth. But tonight will change that!!! Tonight we are packing up the Dowdy Studio Wagon shop and journeying over to Funky Town for one massive party.
Etsy Fort Worth has teamed up with one local venue, 3 local food trucks and 2 local mobile shops, and one roaming mobile studio shop to bring you one big honking Truck Party!! Join us for food truck dining, local etsy shopping, refreshments, and learn how to print your own paper goods in the roaming Power and Light Truck.
Party starts at 5:30pm at Piper Hall in Fort Worth, TX. See you there!!!
On Monday, December 12th 6-9pm 12th Oil and Cotton will host a PRINT HAPPENING. Kyle Durrie will have her Moveable Type truck at Oil and Cotton and will have an "open truck" event. Folks can hang out in the truck, ink up the press, and pull a print to take home with them.
Kyle Hobratschk will be demoing his copper plate press and have prints for sale as well.Mylan and Jessica will demo screen printing and have prints and zines for sale.Allison Vieger will demo her lovely hand-printed potato prints.Peter Ligon will have his detailed renderings of forgotten Dallas landmarks, familiar corners, and hidden neighborhoods for sale.
Saturday, Dec 10th 9am-3pm The Green Spot 702 N. Buckner Blvd, Dallas Free to attend, shop local growers and artists ((more info))
Oil and Cotton has teamed up with AIGA to bring Dallas the first ever Creative Flea, showcasing work from local Dallas designers. The Dowdy Studio Wagon will be parked out front and open for your shopping pleasure. We'll welcome ya to the party from 4-6pm. Admission is free and there will be a fun photo booth by AIGA DFW and baked goods to eat!!
My wooded jewelry has made it's way back into our Etsy shop, after quite a break. I found less time to work on them as we were getting situated as husband and wife art team in the Dowdy Studio Wagon at the beginning of this year. I was focusing more on setting up a new website, renovating the Wagon, organizing the Spring Bash and Jingle Bash and all kinds of fun behind the scenes of Dowdy Studio. With the break from making jewelry I found myself with more time to think about new designs. All these new ideas brewed around in my head for months, and I'm so excited to finally be able to present the finished pieces of works!!!
Each wooden necklace is hand cut and wood burned by hand by me. I also hand paint and stain each one to make them all unique pieces of artwork. You will never find two of our necklaces that are exactly the same.
I secure each wooden pendant on to a thick antique brass chain, which is the finishing touch in this designed and handmade piece.
To go along with the necklaces, I hand make smaller friends for them in the form of adjustable band rings.
So somewhere around here a magical reindeer kicked over a bucket of holiday cheer (like egg nog or wassle) and kick started the holidays. We've grabbed our cup of holiday cheer and have been setting up at holiday markets and shows all over Texas.
Last weekend we journeyed down to the great capital city of Austin, TX to set up the Dowdy Studio Wagon at the Renegade Craft Fair. It was so much fun and we met tons of fabulous people.
We brought our Mer-Jack photo cut out for the people of Austin to play with. We hear he was making appearances all over the interwebs on people's facebook pages and twitter feeds. LOVE IT!!
We also nearly sold out of our new holiday card sets! Don't worry, we made more and will be bringing them with us up until Christmas day in the Wagon.
After Renegade, we also needed to get to work on new pillows. We hopped back in the studio and sewed up a hefty arm load of cozy friends for you to put on your couch, along with printing more tees, making coasters, and lots of other fun stuff! Shop our pillows online here.
As usual, we took a break to be silly.
Then photo shopped ourselves into pics from the West Elm + Etsy Dallas event we missed. There were free DIY crafts, holiday tunes, select vendors and fun. We were so sad to miss out. Check out the Etsy Dallas recap here.
After a long week of working in the studio, we decorated the Wagon for the holidays and popped up show at the Dallas Flea.
It was good times all around! We were happy to meet new faces and see many familiar ones at the Dallas Flea. Cheers to all of you, and join us next week when we head on over in the Wagon to White Rock Local Market on Saturday and Good 2 Go Tacos on Sunday.
And good news for you last minute shoppers, we'll be open Tuesday through Friday right before Christmas at Good 2 Go Taco and Goodfriend. So come on over fill up on yummy food, then fill your Santa sacks with awesome handmade goods by us.
We're back in Dallas and ready to get our party on with you while you shop our Wagon. Catch us this weekend. You may even be able to talk Dylan into recreating his lil' number for you.
We also have lots of new goodies to fill your santa sacks with, including pillows, tees, hoodies, wooden jewelry, coasters and more. Get your holiday shop on at the Dowdy Studio Wagon and support your favorite local artists.
This past weekend we trotted up to OKC for one of our favorite shows of all time, The Girlie Show!! It's a packed house of girl artists selling their handmade goods and artwork, female musicians, tasty foods from local restaurants and fun.
The show takes place in an old farmers market building, which is transformed inside into girlie-fab awesomeness for two days.
This is the set up Friday night right before doors opened. It was a packed house. There were eager shoppers and partiers wall to wall.
A couple shots here of our booth, which Dylan and his dad built the week before the show. The head Girlies in charge liked it so much they even gave us a fancy ribbon for being the best booth. We were ecstatic!! I think we both nearly fainted when the awarded it to us, then we celebrated with some fancy dance moves and a couple beers!!
We had so much fun at the Girlie Show in OKC, that we think we might have rattled the earth. Saturday night, while relaxing in our quiet hotel room, the floor, walls and everything in between started shaking. EARTHQUAKE!!! Seriously. It was our first ever earthquake to experience and it was scary, and exciting and then scary, and then over. Pamela even reenacted the OK earthquake on the drive home.