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Joan Cabarrus - The Singing Sculptor

Through Art, I Want to help a Person Heal from the Loss of a Pet. Through Teaching Art, I Want To Cultivate Courage, Resourcefulness, Creativity, and Time Management.

The Artist:  Joan Cabarrus, JFCRN

I taught myself to sculpt while working as a geriatric/rehabilitation nurse in February 2018. This sparked something in me, and I soon realized a new purpose as an artist: creating customized sculptures for those grieving the loss of a pet. Now, I use my talents to encourage creativity, resourcefulness, time management, courage, and compassion towards dogs, cats, and other animals through my sculpting video tutorials and published books and other creative products. I founded JFCRN Limited Company and created a sculpting product line, Doggo Bake Animal Sculptures. ("JFCRN" is derived from my initials and pays tribute to my time helping others as a registered nurse.)

My video productions showcase a variety of sculpting processes and explorations and bridge the gap between sculpture and music, which I create in my leisure time. You can find my videos, as well as episodes of my entertaining web show, The Doggo Bake Show, on YouTube.

I am a proud member of the International Polymer Clay Association, Bee Caves Art Foundation, and Emancipet Vet Clinics here in Austin, Texas.

      

I AM A SUPPORTER OF A NON-PROFIT ANIMAL ORGANIZATION

I first found out about the Emancipet non-profit veterinary clinic in Austin after a casual conversation with a friend. I was surprised at how low I paid for getting my dogs vaccinated in this clinic. The clinic also offers low-cost veterinary visits, medications, and vet care. I realized that this may lift the financial burden on many people who want to adopt more pet families. I truly value businesses and organizations that help people receive reasonable costs for the products and services that they receive.

With this in mind, I am happy to be a part of the Nose To Tail Team and in the process of finding ways to contribute my creative talents and give back to the community.

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I AM A MEMBER OF NON-PROFIT CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

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Thank You VoyageAustin Magazine for the Feature

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Art Teacher Volunteer
Austin Texas

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MY STUDENTS' PROGRESSES

Sue, a follower of the Handmade Pet Sculptures by JFCRN Facebook page, purchased the book DIY Realistic Dog Sculptures 1. With a background in portrait painting, Sue decided to expand her artistic skills through sculpture. Even though she is comfortable creating two-dimensional works of art, Sue was nervous about creating realistic sculptures until she found Joan Cabarrus's book.

After purchasing the book, Sue immediately started her first sculpture, with astounding results. She was able to follow Joan's technique and apply the instructions for sculpting a short-haired dog to create a sculpture of a German Shepherd.

Sue reached out to Joan for a critique. She shared pictures of her progress, and Joan was able to provide valuable feedback.

After several days of sculpting, Sue's finished product was unbelievably well made. We couldn't believe this was her first time sculpting! Here are some pictures of Sue's sculpting journey. from beginning to the end. Thank you, Sue, for giving us permission to share your experience.
 

Joan Cabarrus, DIY Realistic Dog Sculptures 1
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A recipient of a JFCRN Custom Pet Sculptures 7 inch full figure commission piece for Christmas. 

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2018

August 

Business Registered

Social Media Accounts Initiated

Member: Colorado Business Committee for the Arts

2019

Denver Pet Expo 2019: Vendor and Sponsor

Fox31 and CBS Denver News Feature

DIY Realistic Dog Sculptures 1. Book Published

Made To Order Podcast Feature

"9 Best New Polymer Clay Books To Read in 2019" by BookAuthority

Member: Foothills Art Center

Member: Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Jury of two art shows

Facebook Followers: 4,400+

IG Followers: 2,000+

2020

"8 Best New Polymer Clay Books

To Read in 2020" by BookAuthority

Member: National Sculpture Society

Member: Colorado Business Committee for the Arts

Education: Art MBA Online Courses

Clothing Sponsorship: NVME Clothing

VIDCON 2020 (cancelled>pandemic)

Donor: Denver Metro Area Artist COVID-19 Relief Fund

Book Published: Publish 4 Books

 Member: Society of Animal Artists

JFCRN® Trademark Official

From Sole Proprietorship to LLC, New Business Name: 

JFCRN Limited

2021

YouTube: Joan Cabarrus Presents

The Doggo Bake Show

 Doggo Bake™ Animal Sculptures E-Commerce Launch

New Instagram name:

@The_DoggoBake_Show

@joan_cabarrus

Doggo Bake® Trademark Official

Commissions Closed from July 2021 - TBA

Relocated to Austin, Texas

Doggo Bake® Animal Sculptures Transitioning to Digital Sculpting Product Line

Member: UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin Tx/Torch Bearer

Donor/Sponsorship: Skater at UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Business Name Updated: 

JFCRN Limited Company

2022

Volunteer: Sculpting Classes and Events at UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin

2023

Education: Communication Skills for Professionals Certificate Program at The University of Texas at Austin

Book Published: Four Books Published

Donor: Emancipet Vet Clinics,

Austin Humane Society

Memberships: Bee Caves Art Foundation,

International Polymer Clay Association

2024

Goals: Publish 4 Books

Donor: Emancipet Vet Clinics

Memberships: Bee Caves Art Foundation,

International Polymer Clay Association

Workshop: Doggo Bake Sculpting for Beginners at Bee Caves Art Foundation, Frenchie Project April 20th

COMMISSIONS OPEN

2025

Youtube: Joan Cabarrus Presents

Fast Polymer Clay Show

Memberships: Bee Caves Art Foundation,

International Polymer Clay Association

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