Archive for June, 2017



DOUBLE TAKE DOGS is a collaborative photography & art fundraising exhibition from Alex Cearns of Houndstooth Studio by Alex Cearns and Matt Mawson of Vectormutt. Please share with friends and anyone who has a dog, loves dogs, petted a dog, saw a dog once!

Photographer Alex and artist Matt have been friends for several years. Matt regularly draws sketches of Alex’s pet photographs and shares them online. Alex has commissioned Matt to draw images for her many times. Alex really likes Matt and his work. Matt really likes Alex and her work. They both love dogs and are talented, witty and funny. If you ask them!

Alex and Matt have wanted to work together for a while but had to find the right project. Last year they had a brain storm and it led to the idea of a joint fundraising exhibition, showcasing dog photographs by Alex, interpreted in a sketch by Matt. They knew they were onto something and upped the ante by deciding to donate their profits to an awesome dog rescue organisation, the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA. Bingo! Double Take Dogs was born.


– Held on Saturday 1st July 2017 from 6pm until 8:30pm
– At the Nedlands Yacht Club Club with full river views
– Gold coin donation on entry
– Matt and Alex will both be in attendance
– 36 photographic prints & 36 sketches on display
– All sketches available for purchase
– 50+ unique silent auction items up for grabs
– Raffle prize
– Dogs Refuge Home stall and DRH fundraising lolly stall
– Full bar available
– Finger foods will be provided
– EFTPOS machine on site
– Plenty of parking

Many dogs are being abandoned at the Dogs Refuge Home of WA requiring expensive, but not life threatening, surgery. Profits will be donated to the Dogs Refuge home of WA to assist with these surgery fees.

We are indebted to Fitzgerald Photo Imaging and Ilford Imaging Australia for their support. Their generosity in providing printing services and smooth pearl fine art paper has greatly assisted in keeping costs low. That means more $$$ for the dogs! Thank you so much for helping us support dogs in need.

Please visit our event page and RSVP if you can make it.

Hope to see you there!

Alex and Matt





We were honoured to provide artwork for leading interior stylist Anna Flanders, as part of her ‘O Apartment’ installation at Öopenspace in Subiaco. Three Houndstooth Studio by Alex Cearns fine art photographs were included in the bedroom of the ‘O Apartment’, sitting alongside bedding from Pure Linen, Bang and Olufsen headphones, and indoor greenery from Let It Grow Co. The 50 square metre apartment is a stunning blend of colour, sophistication and comfort and it’s launch earlier this week was a huge success – testament to Anna’s styling talent and expert design skills.






Ladies of Perth, you are invited to the 2017 Events Industry Association ‘Ladies Lunch’ at the sensational Fraser’s Restaurant and Functions in Kings Park.

Join us for an afternoon of wisdom, wine and waffle and enjoy a drink on arrival, followed by a scrumptious 3 course meal.

I’m honoured to be a guest speaker, along with event professional and project manager for Homeless Connect Perth, Marija Jelavic. I’ll present on how to find your purpose, and share how I found mine.

WHEN: Friday 16 June 2017

TIME: 12pm until 3pm

Location: Frasers Restaurant & Function Centre, Kings Park

COST: $100 Members & $110 Non-Members


WHAT TO BRING: We ask that you bring along a Ladies’ handbag filled with ladies’ toiletries – to be donated to women living on the street.

For additional information please visit the event page at and please feel free to pass these details on to friends.





Congrats to Laura Vissaritis from Dognitive Therapy by Laura V on the release of her latest book ‘Dognitive Therapy’. It’s a friendly, comprehensive guide and will teach you how to better understand your dog’s behaviour and, more importantly, how to change it. We are thrilled to play a small part in this publication by providing the cover image of Charlie the blue heeler pup. ‘Dognitive Therapy’ is available from all good book stores, and at