Mar 30, 2012

Open Studio - and New Dowdy!!

The Dowdy Studio is open today, and we have lots of new items and designs we'd love you to come see.

 We made this Mer-Jack buddy, the Mer-Bear, one of our newest designs. He comes on a ladies white tank and a mens' vintage gray tee. He's also down to party with his underwater one bear accordion band.

Drink Local got a punch of red and is ready for your summer fun on our new burnout razor back tanks.
Swing on by the studio today to see our other new tanks and new designs. 

Open Studio 
Fri, Mar 30
Suite G

*behind Good 2 Go and Goodfriend on Peavy Rd*
Swing by, say hi, shop and hang out. The studio will be open to the public, so bring your friends, and feel free to request custom prints. We're putting out our SALE BIN too! All sale tees are $15 each and include old styles and designs, misprints, and orphan tees. 

Mar 28, 2012

Tunes from the Big Folkin Festival

This Saturday brings with it the Big Folkin Festival at Deep Ellum's Prophet Bar. With over 30 incredible folk bands in attendance, it'll be hard to stop that foot stomping and clapping.

To get you ready for Saturday, we pulled together a couple videos of some of the bands from the interwebverse for your enjoyment.

We'll see you in the Wagon at the Big Folkin Festival. Come by and say hi + shop the Wagon, then go dance until they kick you out!

the O's- In Numbers We Survive

Whiskey Folk Ramblers - Gambling Preacher and his Daughter

Bravo, Max! -Kiss

Show us your Dowdy!

We had a photo contest last week, where we asked you all to show us your Dowdy. We just wanted to say thanks to all who played and brag about how cool you guys are.

Check out our two winning photos:

Yay! You guys are awesome!! We'll definitely do another show us your Dowdy contest again, so keep those cameras ready.

-Dylan + Pamela

Mar 26, 2012

What we're looking forward to this weekend!

We'll be joining the line up of the Deep Ellum's Big Folkin Festival. Not as musicians, since it's been a long long time since either of us have successfully picked up an instrument, but as artists in our mobile shop, the Dowdy Studio Wagon. We're working on some new tanks and a couple new designs we hope to show off for the first time at the Folkin Fest. So come on over to the Prophet Bar this Saturday and shop the Wagon, then stay a while and see some folk'n great bands. 

Check out the line up:
Main stage
Side stage
Pbar stage
Outdoor stage
In Accord stage
  • 5:30 p.m.: Lara Parker
  • 6 p.m.: Kyle Brooks
  • 6:30 p.m.: Chris J Norwood
  • 7 p.m.: Emmeline
  • 7:45 p.m.: Hannah Wilshire
  • 8:30 p.m.: Garrett Owen
  • 9:15 p.m.: Jaimee Harris
  • 10 p.m.: Rahim Quazi

Mar 21, 2012

Dowdy Wagon this weekend

Open Studio Hours
Fri, Mar 23
Suite G
*behind Good 2 Go and Goodfriend on Peavy Rd*
Swing by, say hi, shop and hang out. The studio will be open to the public, so bring your friends.


Sat + Sun, Mar 24-25
8am - 2pm
It'll be a beautiful weekend for some mobile shopping, taco and coffee. Come on out!

Just giving out free hi-5's today

And here's your's!! 
To claim your free hi-5, place hand up to screen. 

If you're ever into getting a real life hi-5 verses this interweb one, swing by and see us in person!! This Friday, our studio is open 11am - 3pm, and our mobile shop, the Dowdy Studio Wagon, will be at Good 2 Go Taco in east Dallas from 8am-2pm.

Hi-5s for all!!*

Mar 19, 2012

Photo Contest Fun!

Howdy Dowdy Studio fans! We have something fun for you!!

Grab any Dowdy Studio item you own, and show it off in this chance to win more free Dowdy. Yay! Contest starts last Friday, and goes on through this Friday, so if you have already posted a pic of you with your Dowdy on our facebook page, then you've already entered. There's no limit to how many pics you can enter, so if you own 5 of our shirts, 3 of our prints and a clock, go ahead and show them all off. We love to see 'em!!

Winners wil be announced on our facebook page Friday March 23rd. Yes, WINNERS!! That means two people will get their choice of fresh new Dowdy tees. We'll even ship it to you, no matter where you long as you have an address.

So get your glamor shots ready, poof that hair and practice your poses. Ohhh la la.

Here's our facebook page, if you missed the link. Like us! We like you!

Mar 18, 2012

So much green so much awesome!!!

Thanks everyone who came out and got their lucky St. Patty's Day tee printed with Dowdy! I hope you all had a cheery green day and a hellalotta freaking fun!!

 Some of you guys sent in your Patty's Day pics to us on facebook, so we thought we'd share them all here! Jarod, here, topped off his Drink Local tee with a dapper bow tie and rock'n plaid hat. LOVE!!

 The duo from Red Ranger Ray Guns twinned it up in matching Drink Local tees! These guys are awesome!! They also make some sweet ray guns. Check 'em out, here, and be their friends here.

 Even the Foxy Fox got a little extra Foxy on green.

And our manliest man of the Mandom - the Viking Wood Beard, got a little festive for drink green beer day. He went home with the rockstar owner of Lotus Yoga for her hubs. Very cool!

Mar 15, 2012

SXSW Photo Contest

We love giveaways, so why not do one involving one of the biggest music events of the year!! SXSW happens every March in Austin and it draws bazillions of people down to the capital city of Texas to kick it with their favorite bands, musicians, and artists.

This contest is pretty simple, and we hope you have fun entering. Feel free to enter as many times as you want, just be sure to snap a pic of you wearing your Dowdy tee and tag Dowdy Studio on facebook on all your entries, this is the only way we'll see them.

For an added bonus, let us know what bands, musicians, street preformances etc. you saw while wearing your Dowdy tee. 

We'll pick a winner Monday, March 19th, and award that lucky fan with a free tee of their choice! We'll even ship it to you if you don't live nearby. This contest is open to all residents of anywhere. So get you're Dowdy ON!!!

For those of you in Austin in need of a Dowdy tee - shop Parts + Labour, a hip handmade and art shop, located at 1117 South Congress.

If you're leaving or passing through Dallas, stop by our Studio Thurs - Fri, 11am-3pm. We're at 10025 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX *behind Good 2 Go Taco*

Mar 12, 2012

Good News! Open Studio this Wed thru Fri!

Open Studio Hours
Wed - Fri, Mar 14-16
Suite G
*behind Good 2 Go and Goodfriend on Peavy Rd*

Swing by, say hi, shop and hang out. The studio will be open to the public, so bring your friends. 
We're putting out our SALE BIN too! All sale tees are $15 each and include old styles and designs, misprints, and orphan tees. Come see where all the Dowdy Studio making happens, and funtimes!

On the menu: 

Green shirts!! We have the Guitar Rootings tee on green, or place a custom order for a different design on green.
Mens crew necks - $25
Womens fitted v-necks - $30

Jewelry - Wood necklaces, art print necklaces, and wood rings!
$25 - $45

Prints - of our original artwork 
unframed - $15 - $35
Framed - $45 - $85

Be the Mer-Jack - FREE!!

And more!! Including coasters, clocks, hoodies, messenger bags and more. 

See you there!
-Pamela + Dylan

Mar 6, 2012

Happy birthday to Wagon!!

So much fun is happening this Friday we just cannot contain ourselves!! We are also happy to announce that we'll be giving a big thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout the past year by giving a little back to you! WE LOVE YOU!!

Come on out to the Party at the Studio on Friday and wear your favorite Dowdy.....tees, jewelry, bags, hoodies, whatever you got,wear it! If you show up wearing one of our wooden clocks or prints we'll give you mega cool points. And everyone wearing their Dowdy gets $5 off their Dowdy Studio purchase at the Studio on Friday, March 9th. It's our way of saying you're awesome and we'd totally marry you if we could!

Join us Friday, March 9th, 2012
Dowdy Studio

Party Party in the Studio!!

Join us this Friday from 5-8pm for dinner, sweets, drinks and shopping at the Dowdy Studio. 
(behind Goodfriend & Good 2 Go)

The big news of the party is the first unveiling of Dallas' newest food truck, or I should say sweet truck, from Rockstar Bakeshop. They've named their roaming deliverer of whoopie pies, Layla, who we're all excited to see at the Studio. So we all don't go into sugar comas, the Easy Slider Truck will be joining Layla in front of our studio serving up tasty gourmet sliders.

Not only will we be celebrating the new truck, but the Dowdy Studio Wagon will also be celebrating it's 1st birthday!! Yes one whole year old!! YAY!! We have lots to celebrate, so stay tuned for some fun announcements that will get the party pumping. 

For you foodies, we've gathered up Friday's menus for you to drool over. Check out the yummy tummy offerings from Rockstar and the Easy Slider Truck

Mar 5, 2012

Wagon Makeover!!

The Dowdy Studio Wagon got a makeover last week. We stayed up late and worked long hours to completely rip out all the Wagon's guts and rebuild them ourselves. After a full year of rolling around town in our mobile shop, we saw a few areas that needed improvement, and we were just ready for a new coat of paint color to freshen up the small space. 

The back wall brightened up with a nice teal color for some fun pop! We trimmed down the size of our check out counter to make more room for shopping fun, and gave it a nice glossy white paint job. Our necklaces on the back wall are hanging on upside down repurposed wood hangers, that have seen better days in the Wagon. We loved making those, it felt great to save some money and reuse something that could have been thrown away. 

This is our pride and joy of the whole redesign. We finally put all the tees on one side of the Wagon, and built the display around a simple organization system - girls on one side and boys on the other. Now it's so much easier to find that Dowdy design you've been after, and we think it looks pretty dang cool too!

Our biggest challenge with the redesign was to make more space in the Wagon. with only 72 sqft, we don't have much space for bulky large shelves and bins, so we built up and narrow, and now have tons of room. There's at least another half a dance floor in the Wagon now!! yay!

We'd love to invite you to come see it in person. We're having a party at the Studio this Friday from 5-8pm. Join us for beers, and food trucks. Or swing by the White Rock Local Market on Saturday for some fresh food goods and more artists and crafters.

-Pamela + Dylan