“My business started officially in the summer of 2019. Prior to this in 2018 I completed my A levels and wondered what to do next. My art teachers had encouraged me to start my own business after telling me my work would sell well so this is what I did! I didn’t go to university as I did not believe it was the right path for me, instead I got a part time job at a boarding kennels and threw all of my spare time into my business venture - ‘HoundsByHolly’. I did my first craft show in September last year, this was the Handmade Festival at Hampton Court and it really confirmed to me that this is what I wanted to do.
Since then I have made many pieces of art of different dogs and I hope to make more! I absolutely love doing it because it combines my two favourite things, dogs & art! In the future I hope this will be my full time job - that is the dream!
I’m so happy to be a part of this online dog show and I’m excited to see everyone’s fancy dress! I will be supplying prizes for my category winners and also supplying prizes for the runner up best in show and best in show! My business ‘houndsbyholly’ creates fun and personalised portraits & illustrations of your furry friends. Along with this I also have greeting cards, stickers & prints. If you want to see more of my stuff then head over to @houndsbyholly on Instagram or visit my Etsy page ‘houndsbyholly’.”
I met Holly at The Handmade Festival and was blown away by her talent and even told her that her prices were too low! She has supported three of our events now and I love her work. I just need to pick which pictures to send her so I can buy some digital illustrations of my girls.
If you want the chance to win some of the following prizes enter your best fancy dress in the Dog show please go to the website https://www.easthantsdachshunds.co.uk/online-dog-show to enter!!
1st: A4 pet portrait of your dog worth £130 2nd: Personalised illustration of your dog worth £20 3rd: Daxie print
BIS: £20 off a pet portrait worth £130 RBIS: £5 off a pet illustration