I have been residing in a rural area of Northwest Arizona for the past 24 years. Born and raised in Utah, & spent 8 years in Denver. My background is Surgical Nursing for 18 years, however I am currently involved in State Economic Development for the past 19 years. *update* on sabbatical to work full time on my sculptures and other art projects I'm learning about. With my new friend & rescue pup "Rusty" Papillon/Pomeranian mix
Proud parent of my two beloved spoiled fur babies, *****Morgan 11 year old Border Collie & ****Sydney 10 year old Red Australian Shepherd.
I am a self taught sculptor and when I discovered Polymer Clay and Needle Felting and I could create what I love most "Dogs" I was hooked.
I have been creating and selling my sculptures on eBay under the username coyotedust for over 14 years, & Blackdust Sculptures with ETSY for 8yrs. The greatest experience with my sculptures has been all the wonderful people I have met & sold all over the world, it has been an amazing ride. I have been commissioned to create one of kind custom sculptures of numerous dogs from dog lovers all over the world. I am awed that my sculptures will live on long after my passing.
"Blackdust" originated from the combination of names from two precious brother & sister Australian Cattle Dogs. "Blackie" he joined Rainbow Bridge at the young age of 3 months & my best girlfriend "Dusty" joined her brother at the age 13 1/2 yrs. :( Hence the name"Blackdust"
*****Update Our precious Sydney succumbed to Cancer on 11/25/2013 she went on to join her friends & siblings at Rainbow Bridge. RIP my baby girl I love & miss you very much.*******
******Update my man Morgan the perfect gentleman, went on to Rainbow Bridge to be with his siblings 07/16/2014 he lost his battle with lymphoma, no words can describe the pain & emptiness I feel without you by my side, I love and miss you everyday. RIP my man********
This site is dedicated to all my wonderful fur babies who inspired me:
Blackie (ACD) 1993-1993
Denver (Aussie) 1994-2000
Milo (#1 Border Collie) 1993-2002
Dusty (ACD) 1993-2007
Morgan (#2 Border Collie) 2002-2014
Sydney (Aussie) 2002-2013
And I can't forget the Cats who tolerated all those puppies, and made them all great dogs.
Tinker (Bermese) 1985-2004
Mocha (Bermese ) 1989-2007
Shadow (Bombay) 1991-2005
FWC (Mr.) In 6/2015 I lost my best friend, husband, motivator, fan- RIP
Thank you for visiting my site, feel free to contact me.
THE ONLY FAULT A DOG HAS IS IT DOES NOT LIVE LONG ENOUGH
People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.”
― Ashly Lorenzana
The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”
― Stanley Coren
If LOVE could have saved you, you would have lived forever