The Heroic Rebel

So I found a new American Hero this year.  His name is Jordan Blue and he is a high school student at Baraboo High School in Wisconson.  A photo of him during his heroic act shows him in an old timey tuxedo, quarky, with a red bow tie and pocket square, standing in a group […]

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Fashion Analysis: A San Francisco Dad!

I saw this dad walking along Valencia street one morning.  The giant toddler he was carrying was actually bigger than I drew him  because I thought it would look like I was exaggerating.  I don’t know if the dad was short or the toddler had exceptionally long legs but I swear to god his legs […]

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Beavers to the Rescue!!!

I woke up last week to an orange sky and a heavy brown haze hanging over the city.  Smoke from a fire a few hundred miles away was pressing down on San Francisco.  For the second year in a row I dawned my dust mask every time I left the house and a coating of […]

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My First Time

When I was 18 I didn’t care at all about voting.  I was a skate boarder working as a dishwasher and living in a tiny apartment in San Francisco with two guys that were pot addicts that played video games all day.  The first time I even thought that about voting was when I walked […]

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The Dog Racist

Remember back in the 80’s when we’d settle around the TV to watch Miami Vice on a Saturday night and every time there was a drug dealer on there’d also be ferociously barking Rottweilers and German Shepherds?  And everyone was like, omg, Rotweilers and German Shepherds are so scary, only drug dealers have them!  Well […]

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Be a Palm Tree

Last week a couple of American cities were wiped out from a giant hurricane.  The people in Florida are still in desperate need of help so please visit AmericanRedCross.org if you’d like to help. I watched Hurricane Michael on TV as it was coming to shore.  It pulled sheets of steel off of gymnasiums, uprooted […]

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They’re Not Laughing With Us

Remember last week when, for 25 minutes, America listened and believed a sexual assault victim?  And then the accuser got his say and started crying and shouting at us and everyone was like, “Gee, okay, if you’re that upset about it she must be lying.” ? Me too. The thing about Dr.Ford’s testimony that was […]

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Jasmine’s Fashion Analysis!

Jasmine looks adorable no matter what, obviously, but I’m going to be honest with you—she does have a tendency to over accessorize.  This is her every day out and about style.   She’s kind of a safety first type of dog so most of her outfit is for her own protection.  Like, she has one collar […]

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San Francisco Gross Out #36

I took a walk early one morning in a nice neighborhood up the hill from mine.  Half way through, I came upon two crows eating a rat.  Of course I was totally grossed out but also worried because maybe the rat had been poisoned.

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Bride of Frankenstein

Two weeks before my wedding day  I went surfing at Montara Beach.  I came up under my board on my first wave and sliced my forehead open with my surfboard’s fin.   It didn’t feel bad but blood began pouring into my eyes.  I climbed back up the sandy path in between the cliffs and I […]

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Buddy

I used to take care of a lonely cockatoo named Buddy. His home was a greenhouse in the backyard of his owner’s  house that was rarely there.  I was supposed to clean his glass house and feed him when Tony, the owner,  was  out of town.  At first I was terrified of the big bird […]

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They Walk Among Us

A few years ago an historically huge swell hit the Bay Area.  It was too massive for us to surf anywhere but Britt and I wanted to witness it.  We drove along the coast oohing and aahing as giant mountains of water collapsed and rolled over on themselves, exploding into the shallower water inside.  Highway […]

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Pitbull Powers Activate!

Pitbulls were once known as the Nanny Dog and the dog of the working class people.  It was the most common type of dog in America.  The pitbull’s warm and sensitive nature and interest in pleasing their owner is why they are beloved pets but it is also why they are taken advantage of by […]

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Maria’s Moscow Mules!

In celebration of our new leader, Vlad, and also as a refreshing relief from the long hot summer, here is a recipe for the delicious adult beverage, The Moscow Mule!  I reached out to the recently indicted Russian spy—oops I mean student, Maria Butina in her DC jail where she is awaiting trial and she […]

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Poo Paranoia!

  San Francisco has a poo problem.   Not a dog poo problem, we have a very large dog poo police force here where you can be bending down about to scoop up your dogs poo and some poo policeman will ask, “Are you going to pick that up?”  Or more passive aggressively they’ll ask, “Do […]

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The Golden Years

  Fact:  Senior dogs are the best dogs.  They know the routine, how to communicate, how to act.  They’re polite, gentle, disciplined and calm.  It seems like they can read your mind, they’re always prepared for your every move. They don’t bound and spring through the world anymore, but who cares?  Neither do older humans.  […]

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Fashion Alnalysis! Agassi, Wimbledon Final, 1992

In celebration of Wimbledon I thought I would share a fashion analysis of the most accessorized player ever in the game, Andre Agassi.  In 1992 he won his first major, Wimbledon, and his outfit was nuts.  I don’t know how he did it when he was so weighed down with all of his fashion don’ts.  […]

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A Civilized Bear

So it turns out that if you have a closed plastic bag of Hershey chocolate minis in a small compartment at the bottom of an 80 pound suitcase full of craft supplies locked in the camper shell of your truck in Tahoe, a bear will know.  Wandering by, late at night, he will smell chocolate, […]

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Hello Ladies!

I finally figured out this spring how to successfully launch a white fly eating brigade of ladybugs successfully into my garden.  Every year I used to try to use ladybugs to kill bugs but it was never effective.  Then a nice gal at my local hardware store gave me these tips and they worked!  Here […]

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Goodbye and Thanks To One Badass Dude

I read Kitchen Confidential when I was first starting my greeting card business.  It gave me hope that one day I could leave my restaurant job and live off of my creative endeavors. It was a beacon of light to help guide me out of the back breaking, mentally draining restaurant work and succeed as […]

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Always Wear Your Boots

A guy on a motorcycle passed me yesterday by driving around me on the wrong side of the road.  I glanced over at him and saw the he was wearing a helmet, a leather jacket and flip flops.  The flip flops made me cringe. My mind flashed back to the motorcycle accident that happened outside […]

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How Many Pounds Is A Whale Poop?

Because my dog ReRe is an innovative go getter she made the decision early on that when she has to poop at the beach it’s best to wade knee deep into the ocean and let the waves immediately dissolve and wash away any evidence of it.  This makes people furious.  They like to lecture me […]

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So Jelly

Last week there was a break in the incessant wind and fog of spring on the coast.  The sun came out and the surf calmed down at my favorite beach.  It was a Tuesday so the beach was empty.  The dogs and I were the only ones that saw the big grey whale surface just […]

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Kitty

The last time I saw my cat, a giant stoic tabby named Kitty, I was 14.  I kissed her goodbye and hugged her big fluffy body to me, trying to memorize her dusty smell.  I spoke to her secretly in her ear,  apologizing  for leaving her.  I knew I would never see her again but […]

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Neosporin is Life!

                  ***I am not a doctor!  This is not medical advice, just my personal life experience!  Please just go to a doctor, thanks!*** ___________________________________________________________________________ I didn’t have health insurance for about twelve years.  During this time I tried to eat right, exercise and prayed I wouldn’t get into an accident.  I became really good […]

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The Swarm

Britt and I were enjoying one of the last warm days of fall, sitting in the water at Ocean Beach, waiting for a wave, when we saw it.  At first we thought it was a rogue local storm raining down in the water south of us.   But it was moving and reshaping itself unlike any […]

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A Joyful Rebellion

I recently witnessed the greatest moment of work rebellion ever.  You know when you’re at work and you’re like, “No one’s the boss of me.  You may have my physical body for the next 8 hours, but you can’t have my mind.”  ?  It was basically that sentiment  being acted out with a six wheel […]

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The Tidy Raccoon, Part 2: Urban Eco-System

I’ve had a dream of growing grass in my mud pit of a backyard ever since I got my big, glorious dog Jasmine.  Her two favorite things to do are relaxing and luxuriating and relaxing and luxuriating on grass.  So this September I dug out all the useless clay soil around my patio and replaced […]

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Why I Love Crows (Reason #27)

#27 Because they play team sports in the air. It’s true, I witnessed this myself a few years ago.  Hiking in a windy valley I saw 8 or 9 crows flying and swooping high above me, chasing each other.  I stopped to watch and realized they weren’t just randomly flying, they were playing catch with […]

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Nature’s Gonna Nature

I was waiting at a stop light one afternoon when a big hawk dropped out of the sky in front of my windshield.  He snatched a pigeon out of mid air and landed with it on the roof of a car next to me.  The light turned green and I drove away still watching the […]

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A Very Sad Dog Story

Years ago a little Brazilian shop opened up next to the place I do yoga.  The owner happened to live down the block from me and I would see her and her little black and white dog, PePe walking to the store each day.  He was a blocky little Chihuahua   mix that liked his freedom.  […]

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The Butt

This weird thing happened a few months ago near my apartment.  I saw a butt.   It was shining in the sun on the sidewalk about a block away from me.  People were walking by, glancing curiously at the butt and then moving on.  A few gross guys were lingering, standing too close and discussing the […]

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Summer Season!

Just a quick note to let everyone know to check the events section of my website to find out where find me selling my stuff this summer.  I’m adding on a bunch of new spinners, an expanded table set up and a lot of new product including magnets and some original art.  See you soon!

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No Regerts

Sometimes I slip down the social media rabbit hole, swiping through one successful and amazing artist or designer after another.  I scroll through them all crying out, “Why them?  Why not me?  Why are they so lucky and successful and I’m not?” Then my honest self, my adult self, answers my question. “Well Sunde, maybe […]

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My 8 Legged Valentine

My valentine has eight legs, two heads, floppy ears, velvet skin and drools when presented with string cheese. My valentine gets farty after eating eggs, is not a reader and can’t hold down a job. But my valentine is hopelessly devoted, has endless kisses and never judges me. My valentine loves car rides, long walks […]

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Cartwheeling! (Not in a good way)

A couple of years ago an airplane crash landed at the San Francisco airport.  Witnesses described it as “cartwheeling” down the runway.  Cartwheeling.  So now, whenever I fly, no amount of wine spritzers or expired pain killers from the dentist can erase that phrase from my memory.

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Pie Fridays: It all started in a Bar!

I used to have a popular pie cart called Pie Fridays.  I’d wheel it out on Fridays but that wasn’t why it was called Pie Fridays.  It all started on Friday nights in a bar in San Francisco.  I was a bartender there.  I took over Friday nights expecting to make way more money but […]

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Are You There God? It’s Me Sunde

don’t know if there’s a god and I’m not at all religious but this thing happened to me a couple of years ago that made me a little bit more of a believer.  I’m going to preface this story by admitting that,  at the time of the incident,  I was listening to a lot of  […]

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Thank You San Francisco!

Thank You San Francisco!  There’s this weird thing that people in San Francisco do that I think is really condescending, disingenuous  and gross but also funny and ridiculous.  Instead of taking their old used filthy junk to the dump they pretend like they’re doing everyone a huge favor by offering it to us…for FREE! They […]

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City of Pacifica: Stoking the Apocalypse Paranoia!

  An Open Letter:   Dear City of Pacifica, I was wondering if you could please not do an extra long and louder than usual emergency alarm test siren the day after the President threatens earth with nuclear war in a snarky tweet.   I have experienced your weekly emergency siren test many times over the […]

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In Honor of Dee Dee

The only thing worse than losing our beautiful, brave, perfect dog Dee Dee after 17 years was living in a still, dogless apartment afterwards.  The very soul of our home had disappeared.    The grief was overwhelming and paralyzing, but the void of having no dog at all was unbearable. I started trolling pitbull rescue websites […]

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See’s Candies Do’s and Dont’s!

See’s Candy is a glorious holiday mystery.  It’s easy to identify your favorites but what about the pieces that you aren’t as familiar with?  People have a lot of identification strategies but I disapprove of all of them.  Here are my do’s and dont’s. When it comes to See’s Candy you have to take responsibility […]

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See’s Candy Analysis, Part 1

I love See’s Candy.  I was a sugar restricted kid that looked forward to the holidays every year so I could get my three pieces of See’s candy from the 2 pound box. (I have a big family).   I grew up studying and mapping out the candy box so that none of my precious chocolate […]

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Over the Rainbow

When my first dog Dee Dee was very old and couldn’t walk far, I would take her to the beach every day.  She would totter along until she didn’t feel like it anymore.  Then we’d sit together for an hour or so in the sand.  She’d lift her face to the sun and sniff the […]

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Surfing For the Resistance

Surfing for the Resistance The night President Pussgrab McGrifter was voted into office I threw up my chicken sandwich and went for a long, panic stricken walk.  I cried for days and then became pissed off and outraged and wandered around talking to my TV and Twitter feed.  Then my outrage evolved into purpose and […]

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What’s My Sister Saill Up To? Frankie Hollywood Edition!

Well, as usual Saill’s been up to interesting stuff on her ranch like creating watering systems for her trees, watching cows and saving democracy with her voting research which you can see here: www.votesleuth.org. But the funnest thing she’s been up to is she adopted Frankie from the Petaluma Animal Shelter!  He is the cutest, […]

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Surf Zine Sneak Peak!

Hello!  I’m working on a zine about all my years surfing in San Francisco.  It’ll have illustrated stories, cartoons, art and a graphic novel surfer spy series.   Here’s one of the stories for you to enjoy! Seals Are Weird!  A sexual harassment story from the sea. I hate seals. There, I said it.  I’m more […]

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2016

2016 was a weird one.  We lost so many rad people.  Here’s some portraits of them.  Wishing everyone a beautiful and inspiring 2017–no matter what the political climate is, great art and ideas can still be made.

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Lithograph Art Prints coming in 2017!!!

Well I’m really excited for January because I’m coming out with four 8×10 inch lithograph prints and three 10×14 inch lithograph prints.  What’s a lithograph?  It’s the same as offset printing.  It provides the sharpest, brightest, clearest image possible out of any other printing method.  Even the best digital printers can’t duplicate the clarity of […]

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New Greeting Cards in the Works!

Hello!  I am working on new greeting cards for spring, including a graduation/congratulations card that I’m really pumped about featuring this victorious squirrel.  And then I’ll probably have 3 or 4 new birthday cards too.  A couple of the birthday cards I’m working on are exceptionally kooky but I’m going to do them anyway because […]

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Subscribe To My Newsletter!

I have an email newsletter now!  Don’t worry, they’re not boring and I don’t send them out constantly.  I’m really having fun with them being funny and interesting too.  Each one has a new header and bottomer(???? what’s the right word for that?) that I make especially for the newsletter.  These were the images for […]

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We Are Rep and Tradeshow Free!

Sunde White Industries is now tradeshow and rep free!  After a lot of number crunching and careful consideration we have decided to do all our sales in house and to stop doing tradeshows.  For the money we spend on one tradeshow my sales partner Andrea and I could visit ten citites!  So that’s what we’re […]

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Awesome Dropouts!!

School isn’t right for everybody.  Richard Branson has dyslexia so school sucked for him.  He dropped out at 16 to start a youth magazine.  Then he formed the Virgin Group which consists of over 400 businesses.  He’s now a philanthropist that does nutty things like try to fly around the world in a hot air […]

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Coloring Books! Collect them all!

We have a whole selection of kooky coloring books!  Our newest is Costumed Cats, A coloring collection of great cats in history!  Color in and read about great cats in history like Napoleon Bonacat, Jackie Robinscat, Harricat Tubman and many more. Color in nature and animals in our coloring book, From the Sea to the […]

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Walcat Disney!

I just finished coloring in a page from our new coloring book, “Costumed Cats, A coloring collection of great cats in history!”.  This is Walcat Disney.  When he started working on Snow White, the first full length animated feature, everybody predicted his downfall.  But he was a visionary and didn’t listen.  The film won him […]

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Harricat Tubman, First Cat on US Currency!

When I was doing the research and drawings for our new coloring book, “Costumed Cats, A coloring collection of great cats in history!” I had no idea that while I was drawing and writing about the heroic life of Harricat Tubman, the powers that be at the US Treasury were planning to put her on […]

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Coming Soon!!!

We’re in pre press now for what was supposed to be a spring release but will now be a mid summer release.  I’ve been working on how to get the highest possible image quality and there’s been a lot of hits and misses.  Because I make everything by hand and then have to turn  it […]

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Chicken Conversations Painting #1!

I’ve been so into painting lately so I can get my ideas out quickly and have time to do my Sunde White Industries stuff.  After meeting my sister’s chickens, I just think they’re really funny and weird and cool painting subjects.  I’ve done two of these Chicken Conversations.  www.sundewhiteindustries.com #chickens #chickenart

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Shelters Now Offering Gifted and Talented Pets!!!

When my sister Saill adopted Sir Lancelot Buttercup at her local shelter she didn’t notice the word “Tinkerer” written in Sharpie underneath his name.  She just fell in love with his personality.  But immediately after he settled in Saill came home to her old radio disassembled and Sir Lancelot batting around the pieces. “Lancelot! You […]

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Professors Jasmine and ReRe Offering Summer Classes!

The professors are now accepting applications for their summer session.  They will be offering the following classes: “Pooping Indoors, it’s not just for rainy days.” And, “Commandering the Couch”.  Also, “Strategic Napping, More Places, More Often” and finally, they will be offering a new class in cooperation with Whiskers the cat called “Pee Blame, No […]

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For the Love of Lemmy

Some people’s cats are anti social, closet hiding paranoids.  If you visit their houses you will never see their cat.  These people claim that their cats are soooo sweet and soooooo fun.  “You should see them play with their feather toy!”  they exclaim.  But the truth is, I will never see them play with their […]

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Sketch Paintings

I have a lot of ideas of I want to get out of my sketch book but I don’t always have a lot of time to do anything other than my greeting cards and coloring books which are much more detailed.  But last year I just felt like painting and I’m excited about it because […]

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What’s My Sister Saill Up to? #4:Cow Shaming!

Can a human please go to Petaluma and visit my sister?  At this very moment she is putting together cow shaming signs for each and every one of these cows, especially the black one, Bossy.  Feverishly constructing clear, grammatically correct sentences, on cardboard she recycled from a refrigerator box that she scavenged from the behind […]

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Jasmine the Pitbull Can’t Walk on Snow!

We’re back from Tahoe and Jasmine ( who has inspired quite a few of my cards with her cuteness)  is still sleeping this hike off.  Her big body and skinny little legs just aren’t a good fit for deep snow.  She got up to the top but the hike back down proved too much for […]

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Hello! Get an inside look into my coloring book Dinosaurs vs. Machines! Six epic battles are described on each page.  The one on the cover is the Spinosaurs battling the Giant Robot.  Who will be victorious?

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Super Rich!!

Just finished this book by Russel Simmons who is super rich, but not just financially. This book focuses on yoga principles like finding patience, generosity and doing what you love to find wealth in all facets of your life. As you can see from this photo you can get it at your local library.

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Bad Pet Birthday

Our new cards are coming out next week and here’s one of them!! Also, I’m thrilled because we are going to have little notepads too. I’ll post a photo of those next week. PS that’s a french bull dog not a pig.

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Featured Card of the Future!!!!

In honor of October I’ve chosen our Feliz Dia de Los Muertos card. It’s not available yet but will be next spring. This is our second card en espanol. My Feliz Cumpleanos card is hot off the press and will be available for purchase by next week. Espanol es muy bueno!!

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Dee Dee’s Fashion Gallery

www.www.sundewhiteindustries.com/ Yes, I am one of those people that dresses up my dog…But she has thin fur and cold and rainy weather is hard for her and bows make people think she’s friendly and so do t-shirts….I still seem crazy.

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Um…ya, that was a shark

www.www.sundewhiteindustries.com/ Our Bay Area summer is finally here.  Well, it was at the begining of the week.  90 degrees in the city!  So of course, for this rare occassion,  I gave myself a staycation and canceled all of my responsibilities from Monday to Wednesday and just surfed the whole time. The first spot I surfed […]

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Powder Report

I’d like to welcome an awesome addition to our blog. The Powder Report! Our sponsored rider, Storn White, will be giving us all his back country split boarding(a snowboard that can split into skis to get up the mountain then snow board down) reports. But Sunde, it’s summer time!! I know but you can find […]

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Notes from the California Gift Show

Well we’re back from the tradeshow in L.A. after surviving driving through the Central Valley twice with no AC. (See my very first blog post to see why we have no AC.) Thank you to everyone who stopped in and were so positive about our cards. The show was made very fun by our great […]

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Women’s Tennis is Boring Now

Tennis has a history of amazing women champions and matches that had you on the edge of your seat. Martina Navratalova, Chris Evert, Steffi Graff, Martina Hingis, The Williams Sisters, Henin, Clijsters and Mauresmo–to name a few. The late nineties and early 2000’s was an awesome time for women’s tennis and kind of a boring […]

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Our Retail Site is Open for Business!!

Thanks to my amazing website person, Saill,(http://saillwhite.com) our website is ready for retail! Yay! Boxed cards, stationery that folds into envelopes and single cards are all available. I want to come out with some pie love and funky animal/nature/machine t-shirts by the end of the year.

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Federer at Wimbledon

I have two heros, Roger Federer and Howard Stern. But they’re so different from eachother, you say, what do they have in common to both be your heros? Well, they both inspire me because they are two naturally firey people who have harnessed their powers to become the greatest in their fields. Exucuse me, I […]

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Injured Sparrow in my Backyard

I found this sparrow in my backyard. It had been injured by a cat and was totally freaked out. I put it in a box and brought it to Wild Care in San Rafael. This place is so amazing. They’ll take any injured animal no matter how small or big. People should stop in there […]

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Our Long, Long, Long Trip to NYC or I Heart Iowa

After 6000 miles driven, two snow storms ( one each way!!) in Wyoming, endless bickering after caffeine and sugar crashes, a bored dog feigning intestinal discontent just to get us to stop the car and one breakdown in Iowa, Britt, Dee Dee and I have arrived home safely from The National Stationery Show in New […]

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