Sunday, October 9, 2011

Create: Local

Mr. D and I were headed to dinner at Bolsa, and as we pulled into the parking lot, I was thrilled to see the Dowdy Studio wagon set up for business right in front.  After hearing about their mobile pop-up "art wagon" for months, it was really fun to see it in person, meet Dylan and Pamela Dowdy  (the husband and wife team of Owners) and shop their tiny treasure trove of handmade goods. 

If you haven't seen the Dowdy Studio Wagon yet, here's a little backstory: In January, Dylan and Pamela renovated a 72 square feet empty cargo trailer. With their visions combined for an unique artistically driven mobile shopping experience, they got to work building and remodeling, the interior of their own kind of love child, the Dowdy Studio Wagon. 

Dylan screenprints his original music-inspired designs on clothing and accessories, including wood clocks. Pamela works full-time for Fossil as a senior graphic designer/illustrator, and comes home to Dowdy Studio where she illustrates her own interpretation of nature in her Scandinavian modern style in her jewelry, art and more.  

They are such a nice, genuine couple, and what resonates most when you talk to them is that they are living their dream and making a life out of their passion.  Their mission is " to spread the love of handmade local goods and encourage Dallas to have fun while supporting their local artists." 
Who can argue with that?

Photo courtesy of Dowdy Studio

The t-shirts showing off their original illustrations are easily the softest I have ever felt. Dylan chalked that up to "5 years of trial and error" in their quest to find the best shirt. I think he hit the jackpot. We picked up a "Drink Local" one, and I already foresee us fighting over it.

Find them on Facebook here. Follow that wagon!

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