I’m so excited to share these images from Jo Chambers of Studio Legohead! I’ve been a fan of her’s for years. I love her unique style!
From Jo: “My love for drawing and stitching canines came after finishing my MA in Textiles. I’d always predominantly drawn flowers and after finishing my course I was in a bit of a creative block. I saw a pug in a bow tie somewhere and just loved the character full face he had, so I began drawing. Before I knew it I had a whole sketchbook full of canines in various attire, and I couldn’t see me stopping anytime soon.
My love for textiles was still there, and I have a glorious Singer Irish sewing machine (it can only do a freehand stitch, which makes it perfect for translating drawings with) so I began to stitch the dogs as well as draw. These grew into a collection, so I decided to have an exhibition.
It was my first ever solo show, so it was quite exciting, and it felt very new for me. The show went down well as did a series of greetings cards I was selling. So after I decided to open an Etsy shop. I began promoting them and got some great press, Daily Candy, Martha Stewart, Dog Milk, and Oh Joy! were just a few. It’s then really that the portraits really kicked off. That was 4 years ago now and I’ve had such a blast. I would never have expected it to have grown as it has.
Growing up I was always surrounded by animals. Dogs, hamsters, and birds were the favourites in my family. Holidays were normally based in the UK, so that we could take our menagerie along with us too. Always fun, always crowded. Sadly at present, I do not have a canine in my life. Before starting to draw dogs, I’d always been so much more of a cat lady. But now, I dream of having a canine companion. Me and my other half often talk about the best time to become a trio instead of a duo! It’ll be soon, but for now, we are in rented property and it seems likely we’ll move soon, so, for now, I’ll just have to enjoy our next-door neighbours’ four-legged friends. Watch this space though, it will happen, and when it does I’ll be a very content lady!”
Jo also offers these marvelous cardboard cutouts!
A custom portrait from Studio Legohead would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. She is currently offering a Mother’s Day deal on portraits with a plain background as well as a discount on portraits with a background. These discounts end on April 18, so get your order in soon. Gift certificates are also available. Don’t forget yourself this Mother’s Day. Whether you consider yourself a mom to fur babies or a pet owner, you won’t regret having wonderful portraits and photos of your dogs!