Once I receive a picture of the dog I create a larger image of the requested size and transform that onto a board to be used a `guide. .
Each piece needs to be broken, cut, or shaved and then place-by-piece to form the body of the dog. Simultaneously gluing it.
If pieces do not snuggly fit I have to meticulously place smaller pieces to fill in the gaps
I create a second layer of bark on the back of the dog to secure its durability.
It then needs to be shaved to eliminate roughness.
A wire hanger is attached to the back.
It is coated with 2 layers of sealer and a final topcoat waiting a day in between each coat to allow it to cure correctly.
The final stage is engraving your message on the back
My one -of- a -kind creations are made with lots of love. It is important for me to be able to create a piece of art that will bring a smile to your face. We all love our dogs. If I can help you express that love than I am content.
Hidden Hearts are every where, it's what you choose to see