Made by Chris DeWitt
I happened upon this website a little over a year ago and found Jonni’s tutorials so very helpful! Thank you for so much wonderful information!
Right around that time we had just moved out of state and were staying at my parents place in Florida while house hunting. They love art and frequent art shows in their free time. They had purchased a shaggy dog sculpture that stands about 24” tall and is colored in paint splashes. We loved what it added to the room and wished to someday find something similar for our new home.
That proved to be an impossible task, so I decided to try and make one myself! My large shaggy dog was not my very first attempt at paper mache, I decided to try to make a smaller dog first. Then I was hooked! My first smaller dog I painted in bright colored paint drips, it was far from perfect, but it was cute and colorful and while I never intended to sell it, I did participate in a neighborhood craft fair and decided to bring it as an eye catcher. Well… much to my surprise I had more than one person interested! I’ve done one other small dog and a handful of little birds and some Christmas gnomes, all while gradually working on the big shaggy dog (aka The Beast).