Oct 26, 2011

Reposted from the MixMaster blog form the Dallas Observer

We were thrilled to be able to do a fun interview and photoshoot for the Dallas Observer. Here's a part of the article below. Click here to read the full interview. This is also Chester's first time in the papers!! :)

Art & Craft On The Go With Dowdy Studio
All Photos by Sara Kerens

Hopefully everyone is rested and sober by now after all the Dallas Observer Music Awards partying that took place in the last week (and for some, the week before, too). If not, we promise to speak softly. Although, if you hear a rumbling rolling down the street, it just might be the Dowdy Wagon headed to one of your favorite local haunts.

Make way for Dowdy Studio in our latest installment of Profiles In Pictures. As usual, photographer Sara Kerens gives us an intimate look at another local creative outfit and we ask them our set of standard Qs. Take a look inside and outside the wagon and read what these mobile locals and Etsy Dallas members have to say after the jump.


Who are you, what do you do, who do you do it for, and where do you do it?
We are Dylan and Pamela Dowdy, two illustrators and artists who travel around Dallas and beyond in our mobile store, the Dowdy Studio Wagon. Unlike most stores, ours is filled with things we made ourselves. Dylan screen prints our original illustrations onto tees, messenger bags, pillows and more, and Pamela handcrafts wooden jewelry, sews pillows and scarves, and we both try to have as much fun as humanly possible.
When we're not blaring music, throwing back coffee and working away in our bright red garage turned art studio, Dallas is our regular stomping (or rolling) ground for the Dowdy Studio Wagon. We roll in and pop-up shop in various places on a weekly basis. Regularly people can find us at Good 2 Go Taco in East Dallas, Bolsa Cafe in Oak Cliff, or check our schedule on our website to find out where we'll be and when.

What do you find the most satisfying about what you do, and why?
The smile on people's faces when they see our art or our tiny shop really gets us excited. Not only do we thrive off other's excitement, but we also get incredibly giddy when we see people wearing our wares out and about. It's really fulfilling as an artist to see your art being worn and appreciated after you've released it into the wild.
What is your favorite tool/special resource that allows you to do what you do?
After each other, our favorite thing is our little mobile shop. Third is coffee. The Dowdy Studio Wagon has given us the opportunity to meet a variety of really cool people that we probably wouldn't meet just hanging out in our studio. It also gives us a great excuse to travel all around Dallas and visit other art loving cities like Austin and Oklahoma City.

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