My Name is Lizzy Falcon and I'm an artist. The real star of the show is my muse, Mr. Pico Sanchez. He is a 12 year old Blue Chihuahua, retired undefeated racing champion, my best friend, and now the subject of the art works in this collection. I used to dress him up in all kind of costumes, but he hated it. So, now we play digital dress up as I turn him and his girlfriend, Tous Tous Engelhardt into all the adorable characters we all love. It is said, if an artist falls in love with you, you'll live forever. As I see my little guy aging, I feel like this is my way of keeping him alive forever.
Recently, a close friend of mine lost her buddy, a blue Chihuahua named Grayson. As an artist, I thought that the best gift I could give her was a painting of her little guy. As I was creating that painting, it made me realize that my own Chihuahua, Pico, is looking and acting older by the day and that there will be a day that I, too, will face the same grief. I often struggle with this notion so it's no surprise that he makes a cameo in my paintings from time to time (lizzyfalconart.com), but I wanted to do more to keep his legacy alive. I happen to be sick in bed that week, unable to focus on my other art projects, so I got to doing a few of these digital designs on my iPad. Each design kept getting more interesting and fun to make and now I'm kind of (totally) addicted to making more. I'm a such a fan girl of Alice in Wonderland, DC comics, Star Wars, Marvel, etc., so I thought I'd dress him up as all my favorite characters. Once you fall in love with a Chihuahua, you're hooked. Personally, I'm addicted to Chihuahua clothing, socks, mugs, stickers... basically anything Chihuahua. So, I decided to turn my own chihuahua into art and merchandise that other Chihuahua owners and lovers can enjoy. Since there are girl designs too, I included Pico's first love.. the beautiful Miss Tous Tous Engelhardt into the designs.