May 23, 2012

Merry go round the studio

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Dowdy presents: A Tasteful Pairing


We're taking the Dowdy Studio Wagon to the 3rd Annual Homegrown Music and Arts Fest this Saturday, May 26th and we thought we'd help you pair up some tasty tee selections with a few of the bands that will be blasting awesome from the stages.

We also want to know which Dowdy tee you'd pair with yoru fave band. Leave us a comment down below to let us know. Cheeeeeers! - Dylan + Pamela

Ume gives you what your ears are hungry for - solid upbeat sound with awesome natural vocals that make that rock'n noise that makes you want to dance and sing all over.


Music is my Weapon
The Bright Light Social Hour mixes folk, blues and indie in a bowl of awesome and knows how to pour on the jam. With all those musical weapons, this band can save the world.

Hayes Carl serves up a delicious amount of folk that'll make you grab that jug of whiskey and scream FOLK YEAH!



Super Ride
Listening to Mystery Skulls not only makes our mouth water, but makes us feel like we have enough power and energy to ride the Super Ride

May 22, 2012

Dowdy Wagon Weekend!

This weekend starts on Thursday with an open studio shopping timez....as we just kinda make things up over here.  Join us!

Open Studio Hours
Thursday, May 24
1pm - 6:30pm
Suite G
*behind Good 2 Go and Goodfriend on Peavy Rd*
Swing by, say hi, shop and hang out. We'll be folding shirts, tinkering and getting ready for the weekend. The doors will be open, so come on over.

May 21, 2012

A weekend of pics!


Friday: Dallas Arts District's Art Crawl 

   Friday: Pepper helped

 Saturday: Rock for Spot at Doublewide Bar
 Saturday: Pepper helped again

 Sunday: Brew Riot brought in lots of happy beer drinkers, like these two who joined us Friday night, then sported their Dowdy on Sunday!! How cool are they!!!

 Sunday: We found Bishop Art Camera before everyone else

 Sunday: So we snapped pics of us rock'n our Brew Riot tees!

  Sunday: "yeah!!"

Cheers! - Pamela + Dylan

PS: The studio is open this Thursday, 1pm - 6pm.
Come on over!

May 18, 2012

Wagon Weekend!

Come see us this weekend Friday through Sunday at one of our stops. We'd love to see ya!
Cheers,
-Dylan + Pamela

  



Friday, May 18
5:30pm - 9pm
Shop the Wagon and enjoy some dinner with some of Dallas' food trucks, art, bands and more.




Rock for Spot
Saturday, May 19th
noon-5pm






Sun, May 20
4-8pm

Come visit the Wagon to get your official Brew Riot tees printed and designed by us!


May 15, 2012

Sound Bear for KXTeeeee!

We joined forces with one of our fave local radio station, 91.7 KXT, to help them with their fundraising campaign this Spring. We designed a tee for them and we're calling him the Sound Bear. He's a musical bear who's just popped out of hibernation for the Spring and is ready to RRRRRRRRAWK with his acoustic guitar and speaker belly.

We hope you like him! Check out the KXT's fund raising page to see how you can get your hands on a beary awesome tee!!


Reposted from KXT's blog



Married couple, Dylan and Pamela Dowdy, are the artist duo behind Dowdy Studio and the Dowdy Studio Wagon, Dallas’ first mobile art shop. They also designed the all new KXT Spring Fundraising Campaign T-Shirt below!


Together they design, illustrate and handmake everything in their shop, from quirky screenprinted tees, pillows and bags, to graphic wooden jewelry, art prints, clocks, and more. All their artwork features their own hand-drawn illustrations, like the Lumberjack Mer Man (the unemployed lumberjack of the sea) and Grand Whale (an irregular hybrid of a musical whale and a grand piano). The dynamic duo pop up in their Dowdy Studio Wagon in a variety of restaurants, local venues, festivals and events in the DFW area and beyond. The two artists enjoy meeting great people in great places, sharing their passion for independent art and design with others.
Photo by Shevaun Williams.

May 14, 2012

You can wear Brew Riot!


You may remember our Brew Riot tees we made last year. Well this year the organizers asked us to make bad-assed tees again for this year's Brew Riot, and we were over the moon excited to create a new Brew Riot tee...cuz we love anything local....especially home brewed beer! YUM!

We designed and printed all the tees for the event and will have them for sale only at Brew Riot for $15 a pop. Come by the Wagon at Brew Riot to get yours. 

These are 100% cotton Gilden tees, in mens sizes S, M, L, and 2XL. In the image above, Dylan is ready to fill up his mug in the large and Pamela is chug-a-lugging in the small. 

Join us!!
Sun, May 20
4-8pm
Come visit the Wagon to get your official Brew Riot tees made by us!


May 10, 2012

White Rock Local Market Shopping Guide


The White Rock Local Market's unique mix of local artists, farmers, chefs and growers make it a a great place to find American made goods. The WRLM happens this Saturday, May 12th, on Buckner at the Green Spot's parking lot, and hosts over 50 local small businesses. The Dowdy Studio Wagon will be there with our local art, tees and goodies. There will also be some other great finds!!! Check them out below.

----------------------------- DOWDY'S FEATURED ARTISTS ----------------------------- 

Stylish geometric wooden birdhouses  

Succulent planters made from recycled materials


----------------------- DOWDY'S FEATURED EATS, DRINKS & TREATS ----------------------- 


Cita's Salsa
Fresh, preservative-free salsa

Corked In Texas
Fine local Texas wines

Eagle Mountain Farmstead Cheese
Trappist style and gouda style cheese




Fresh, small batch roasted coffee





Stephanie's Premium Bakery
Sugar-free, gluten-free cookies


Texas Honey Bee Guild
Extra Virgin Zipcode Honey


Three Happy Cows
Greek, drinkable and frozen yogurt




------------------- COME SEE US AT THE MARKET! & SHOP LOCAL --------------------


Saturday, May 12th
9am-1pm
The Green Spot  702 N. Buckner Blvd, Dallas
Free to attend, shop local growers and artists
((more info))


Come on by and get your momma something awesome. Mother's Day is Sunday!

May 9, 2012

Project: Granada Theater

One of the awesome things about being artists is getting to work on some really unique projects. A while back the Granada, a popular, iconic and historic music venue here in Dallas, asked us to design a tee for them to sell on location during concerts. The Granada has been around since 1946, so many people have come to love it dearly, and many people want to show their love on their body. Since tattoos are permanent and expensive, tees are probably the next best thing.  

Here's what we made!! After countless sketching and working on multiple ideas and directions, we came up with this hybrid of the Granada's neon marquee sign and a guitar, symbolizing bands and music. We felt it was a really great connection between the venue and what people go there to enjoy. 


After seeing the final tee printed and done, we gave it a little test run. Dylan tried it out while walking Pepper, our new pup. Ok ok... this was a total light test run. We really need to go wear them to a show and rock out in it. But seriously, this is a super comfy solid black tee and only $25, coming soon @ the Granada

We love it, and we hope you do too!! Which Granada show would you like to wear this tee to?

Let us know in the comments v v v

Cheers!
-Pamela + Dylan

May 8, 2012

Your mom is awesome!



It's that time of year again where you officially give your momma mad props for being awesome. She's probably done a whole buncha stuff for you, like pack you healthy lunches for school or wiped your stinky booty when your were a baby. Maybe she even embarrassed you in front of your friends when you were a teen or cried happy tears when you graduated high school and went off to college. Whatever it is, mom's are always there for you, and we love them!! We've put together a little selection of fun Dowdy items for mom to inspire you show your love for your momma this Mother's Day.




Here's our lovely mommies, toasting to us at our wedding. Pamela's mom is on the left and Dylan's on the right. Aren't they preeeeeety!!! We love them!

Wagon Weekend!


Here's what we'll be up to this weekend. Come swing by our studio on Friday to shop or stop on by the White Rock Local Market for some fresh artists' and farmers' goods! See you there!

 

Open Studio Hours
Fri, May 11
11am - 3pm
Suite G
*behind Good 2 Go and Goodfriend on Peavy Rd*
Swing by, say hi, shop and hang out. We'll be folding shirts, tinkering and getting ready for the Spring Bash. The doors will be open, so come on over.



Saturday, May 12th
9am-1pm
The Green Spot  702 N. Buckner Blvd, Dallas
Free to attend, shop local growers and artists
((more info))


Come on by and get your momma something awesome. Mother's Day is Sunday!

May 1, 2012

I have a black belt in t-shirt folding

proof: 


Hi-ya! Take that shirt!

Bash Weekend!!



Open Studio Hours
Fri, May 4
noon - 2pm
Suite G
*behind Good 2 Go and Goodfriend on Peavy Rd*
Swing by, say hi, shop and hang out. We'll be folding shirts, tinkering and getting ready for the Spring Bash. The doors will be open, so come on over.



Saturday May 5th
11am-5pm
The Palladium's South Side Events Center