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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.

      

Let's Collaborate for a Unique Sculpting Workshop
Austin Texas

I either teach kids ways to create animal sculptures or empower parents to spatial creativity so they can use those simple methods to teach their kids. Great for bonding experiences with friends, couples and families!

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MY STUDENTS' PROGRESS USING MY BOOK TUTORIALS

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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I AM A SUPPORTER OF NON-PROFIT ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS

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I support and donate monthly to Emancipet Vet Clinics to offer our pet families low-cost health care and medicines. One of the barriers why people hesitate to adopt more pets is the high cost of pets' vaccines, medicine, and check-ups. Emancipet could help people lessen their financial burden and may encourage people to help and adopt more pets that need new homes.  

I also support and donate monthly to Junglekeepers to help maintain the ecosystem and give animals in the wild a thriving and safe place to live and Austin Bulldog Rescue to help more homeless bulldogs in need with new loving families.

I AM A MEMBER OF NON-PROFIT CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

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The Austin Creative Reuse is now my chosen creative home base for teaching my craft in our Austin community. This non-profit organization encourages art teachers, crafters, and everyone to reuse, upcycle or recycle supplies and tools that were donated to them. This also gives people access to affordable workshops and art lessons which perfectly aligns with my mission to cultivate resourcefulness and the staff here are supportive.

Thank You VoyageAustin Magazine for the Feature

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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

Book Published: 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, 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, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts

Education: Art MBA Online Courses

Clothing Sponsorship from: NVME Clothing

VIDCON 2020 (cancelled>pandemic)

Donor: Denver Metro Area Artist COVID-19 Relief Fund

Book Published: 4 Books Published

 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

Sponsor to: Skater at UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Business Name Updated: 

JFCRN Limited Company

2022

My Workshops: Monthly Family Day at UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin

2023

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

Book Published: 4 Books

Monthly Donor: Emancipet,

Austin Humane Society

Attendee: Emancipet 24th Anniversary Gala

Member: Bee Caves Art Foundation,

International Polymer Clay Association

2024

Goals: Publish 3 Books

Monthly Donor: Junglekeepers, Austin Bulldog Rescue, Emancipet

My Workshops: Austin Creative Reuse,

Bee Caves Art Foundation

Sponsor for: Austin Wildlife Rescue: 7th Annual Caring Critter Brunch 2024

Sponsor and Volunteer for: Austin Filipino-American Association: Philippine Independence Gala 2024

Private Workshop: ACR Partnering with Bat Conservation International and Austin Youth River Watch, Bat Sculpture from Recycled Plastics

Sponsor for: Filipino Young Professionals (FYP) Annual Filipino Day Market 2024, My Sculpting Workshop

In-kind Donations for: Austin Creative Reuse: Two Ovens for Art Teachers/ACR Workshops

COMMISSIONS OPEN

2025

Goals: Publish 2 Books

Youtube: Joan Cabarrus Presents

Fast Polymer Clay Show

Monthly Donor: Junglekeepers, Austin Bulldog Rescue, Emancipet

Memberships: International Polymer Clay Association

Competition: Austin Creative Reuse: Reuse on the Runway 2025

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