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Honoring Biscuit: A Special Tribute — A New Look for Biscuit’s Space

A few days after Biscuit passed away, I began thinking of ways that we could commemorate and honor our precious little Biscuit.  One of the first things that came to mind was to commission an illustration of him to be used as the header of this blog marking Biscuit’s transformation and significant impact in our lives — encapsulating the importance and purpose of Biscuit’s Space.  I discussed this idea with Doug, and he agreed that this would be a neat idea while also marking an eloquent transition in the blog as well.  This illustration of Biscuit creates a brand and identity for the blog.  I want Biscuit to be the first image people see and associate with this blog.  After all, Biscuit is the reason and inspiration for Biscuit’s Space!

As such, I recently contacted Bee Johnson, an illustrator, who I interviewed here, and I discussed with her what I was thinking in terms of an illustration of Biscuit for the header of this blog.  After speaking with Bee about this commission, I spoke with Doug, and we settled on a photograph to base the illustration, shown below.  This was also the image that was featured on the Jones Soda bottle.  I selected this image of Biscuit to use for this illustration because I love how this image is dynamic; I love Biscuit’s expression; I love how Biscuit’s fur coat is flowing in the wind; and, most of all, I love it because it really captures our precious little Biscuit.  Biscuit loved the beach!

Based on my vision, Bee sent me mock ups of the illustration and text to review.  After a few drafts and revisions, we arrived at the finished illustration, shown below and at the top of this blog, which is now a prominent fixture of this blog.  I love the illustration of our little Biscuit — I love how the illustration truly captures our little Biscuit; and I love how the illustration of Biscuit creates a three-dimensional look whereby Biscuit is literally running off of the screen on the header of the blog!  We are extremely happy with the final illustration and header — we feel it fits well with the design and feel of both the blog as well as my companion website, Katherine Carver Photography!  Bee is very talented and she was wonderful and easy to work with on this project that is near and dear to our hearts!  Thank you so much, Bee!  If you are looking for an illustration commission, I highly recommend working with Bee!

Most importantly, this illustration of Biscuit signifies that Biscuit’s Space is more than a website; it is a place where special dogs are given a second chance.  Biscuit is the inspiration, namesake, and living proof of the power of Biscuit’s Space.  Biscuit’s Space will not end because Biscuit is gone, but will continue in Biscuit’s great honor.

 

Biscuits Space New Header

 

Biscuit Orvis Beach

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Bee #

    Hi Katie,

    It was a pleasure working with you—and particularly rewarding to help celebrate the life of Biscuit as you and Doug heal. All my best to both of you. It’s looking great, and I know the blog will blossom forth.

    Warmly,
    Bee

    August 2, 2013
  2. Carolyn #

    Hi Katie,

    Biscuit looks so happy and alive in the illustration. Our pets that were so special to us have a place in our hearts forever. Just yesterday, I was talking to someone and a man came by walking a dog. I heard him refer to her as Jessie. That was the name of our brittney spaniel that we loved so! A little tug at my heart!!!

    Carolyn

    August 2, 2013
  3. Char #

    What a beautiful drawing of Biscuit! He is alive, and forever will be with his blog, photos and videos. Your photos have captured his very essence; a beautiful Soul that lives on. You have done it again, another smile that makes the heart happy.

    ~Charlyn

    August 2, 2013
  4. Linda DesMarais Taylor #

    I love the new look! We love our pets forever. Every once in awhile we are blessed to have a pet that touches us deeply and remains in our hearts for the rest of our lives.

    August 2, 2013

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