Announcement Ursula Dodge original oil paintings reproduced on a range of gift products...treat yourself or commemorate a friend's beloved companion. Dogs, horses, cats and coastal vacations create our most important memories. Gift someone with a memento of their happiest times. Jewelry, key chains, tote bags, art prints, glass cheese boards, neoprene coasters, glass coasters, glass trivets, canvas tote bags and pillows. Convo me if you are looking for a particular breed on a particular product.
Ursula Dodge original oil paintings reproduced on a range of gift products...treat yourself or commemorate a friend's beloved companion. Dogs, horses, cats and coastal vacations create our most important memories. Gift someone with a memento of their happiest times. Jewelry, key chains, tote bags, art prints, glass cheese boards, neoprene coasters, glass coasters, glass trivets, canvas tote bags and pillows. Convo me if you are looking for a particular breed on a particular product.
Laura Smith on Mar 25, 2017
Creative and wonderful cards! Thank you again and again!
Laura Smith on Mar 25, 2017
Special cards. The colors are beautiful.
Chapter Three: Making magnets that make people happy.
Ursula started in 1989 creating hand glazed ceramic tile that she sold to gourmet stores and galleries all over the country. Six years later Eric joined the company and they traveled far and wide selling the tiles and mosaics at art fairs, filling wholesale orders when they were home. Tiring of the romantic gypsy life on the road, painting with blobby glazes and working with heavy, fragile material, a company in California proposed Ursula design for them. Ursula and Eric move to Montana.
Life in Montana was a beautiful adventure. Licensed artwork paid the bills, there was a break from running a production studio, the weimaraners were alive, horses joined the family and Eric learned to cook. If you observe the hero's journey you know the second chapter has to end in a place of uncertainty, a little dark, on the razor's edge. After about six years of bliss and prosperity, the company in California changed gears, the economy tanked, someone got sick, some animals died. The Montana dream came to an end.
After a period of despair, grief and loss there is renewal, but it's a flame that needs to be fanned. Deciding to return to their roots as a production studio, this time around there was a list of criteria. 1) Stay small, fat & happy. 2) The subject matter had to be a source of joy and happiness and laughter. Something that reminded people there is love. 3) The material had to be lightweight (for shipping) and inexpensive (hello economy). Dog Magnets! Ursula and Eric took the first samples to a local store, which bought them outright and asked for more. Now they ship magnets, cards, prints and coasters to 400 stores. Ursula does the artwork, design, printing, sourcing, communicating, dog spoiling and horse training. Eric packs the orders, built the live/work studio, runs to the post office, loads the show booth, goes to the bank, grows the kefir and keeps the family nourished. They have new relationships with manufacturers in the U.S. so they can offer Ursula's artwork on a variety of products too large for them to make in their studio. They are committed to staying small and being present. Moral of the story: Practice gratitude, it's essential. Be kind, be kind, be kind.
Around the web
Owner, Production/Shipper, Chef/Driver
Eric makes every magnet we sell. He packs orders, makes bank deposits, keeps us fed, does the driving, packs our show booth and built our gorgeous brick studio. All while being funny and handsome and kind.
Owner, Creator, Market/Ship/Customer Service
Ursula designs all the products from her original oil paintings. She processes and helps pack orders, works with all the wholesale accounts, schedules the year in shows, sources, does all the printing and comes up with all the creative schemes.
CA, United States
This company prints my artwork directly onto wood panels.
WI, United States
This company prints our top selling cards and helps us offset the cost of the cards we print ourselves so we can offer all breeds and designs in a blank notecard format.
Outdoor decor manufacturer
MO, United States
This company prints my designs on fabric and sews them into garden flags. They also print on magnetic material for mailbox covers, and onto a thick super tough felt-like material for welcome mats.
NC, United States
This company prints my artwork onto canvas and makes pillows, totes and stretched canvas.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
At this time etsy does not offer a sliding scale postage charge so we charge a flat $5 which covers all the prints via first class mail. That is way too much if you're only ordering one magnet, or a set of coasters or a pack of notecards. So we will refund part of the $5 depending on the weight and quantity of your order. You will actually pay something like this:
Magnet $3 shipping plus about .50 per each additional. For customers that order in quantity i usually upgrade to priority mail. It depends on how much money is available from the shipping charges. I try to make wise choices using your money and refund the excess.
Coaster set $3 shipping per set
Notecard set $3 shipping per set. .75 for each additional.
Sorry if this seems confusing but we thought it better than doing a listing for every single product for every single image, we'd rather have one listing per image and offer you more images!
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