Artist Love - Michele from Diesel & Juice and Inkopious | J Catherine Photography | Dog Photographer, Greenville SC

I just have to brag about Michele. This chick is seriously talented. She owns multiple companies, but this post only have room for two. I'll fill you in on two more in another post.
First, Diesel and Juice! I have been in love with Diesel and Juice since the first time I saw Luna the Great Dane’s illustration (Luna’s mum is an AMAZING pet photographer in Australia). I knew I wanted to have Maddox’s portrait done, but kept putting it off. Well, no more! Mother’s Day was around that corner and this was a gift to myself…. I’m a mom. Just a mom to a fur baby. It still counts, right?
I knew that for Maddox’s portrait I wanted him to have a bow tie on. I mean after all he has to dress to impress. I started looking through all the pictures I have of him, but I just didn’t see any that I though would be prefect for this so we headed to the park. I took less than a dozen pictures. I couldn’t believe it. I think Maddox knew just what I needed.Anyway, I put my order in and sent about half a dozen pictures to Michele.
She combined a little bit of everything and this is what I got...

I did a happy dance when she sent me the proof! I now have an 11x14 hanging up on our "gallery wall" at home.  

Next let's talk her other store, Inkopious. Here Michele sells apparel, accessories, art prints and wall decals with original sketches of dogs and cats (I think there's a bunny and a duck in there) looking quite dapper. Shortly after starting this store, Michele contacted me and asked what I thought about a Great Dane for the shirt. She was thinking of using Maddox and Luna for inspiration. Of course I LOVED the idea. She named the new Great Dane Design Harvey and I bought a shirt for me and my husband and a ton of the stickers. I've even purchased several of the bulldog (Tank & Winston) and cats stickers for clients. I have a session with two Boston Terriers, so I will have to put another order in. 
Here's the Harvey design...
 

Image belongs to Inkopious.com

Image belongs to Inkopious.com

These shirts are so soft and comfy. Check out the website to see all the other designs and breeds. She even has a new "Crazy Dog Lady" and "Crazy Dog Dude" shirt!

Make sure to head over to Facebook and like Diesel & Juice and Inkopious to keep up with new designs as well as sales and specials!