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a dog's tale glasses - chapter 1

by Patricia Carlin
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A Dog's Tale: In Two Parts

Never before in all of literature...er, glassware have we encountered such a dynamic and endearing character as the one in A Dog's Tale.

Chapter one introduces us to a protagonist, whose bark is worse than his bite and who propels the story forward with his aggressive, even daring, behavior. Through charming illustrations and witty "how to" labels, this chapter focuses on four main themes: taking chances, being assertive, increasing confidence and challenging the status quo.

Click here to see details of the four alpha dog traits:

How to assess risk
How to demonstrate confidence
How to bluff
How to defy authority

Can our hero keep up the alpha dog facade or will his aggressive ways come back to bite him in the end? To see what happens next, check out A Dog's Tale: Chapter Two.

. Glassware made in Ohio, decorated in Nevada.

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6" H, 16 oz.
Hand wash only
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Patricia Carlin

Patricia Carlin

Patricia started out as an art director in Philadelphia, selling everything from potato chips to financial products. In 2001, a friend wanted help launching a glassware business. Patricia designed several product lines for the new venture.

"We couldn't afford a writer at first, so I wrote my own copy for the glasses," Patricia says.

Despite the August 2001 launch, the business did well, and Patricia found herself designing a range of tabletop products.

When Red Wheel Weiser Conari Press noticed the glassware at a gift show, they saw book potential. With their help, Patricia produced two books: "Glam Girl" and "Geeky Girl".

Patricia has explored many techniques in her illustration, but simple line drawing appeals to her most.

"For me paring things down to their simplest essence is always the best way to understand them," she says. "After I had my daughter I rediscovered the power these little sketches have to tell a story. Drawing was a fun way to communicate without language."

Patricia is inspired by Ikko Tanaka, Adrian Tomine and Diane Arbus. She has won many awards for her design work and is the author of "How to Tell If Your Boyfriend is the Antichrist: And if he is, should you break up with him?"

She comes from a long line of RockStar Moms, and aspires to that status on a daily basis. collection

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