Welcome to DogGrin Design. I am Kathy Tarman the owner/artist of this mixed fiber arts company that makes functional art to enhance everyday life. I have been creative since childhood painting, drawing, and designing. I even had a small business in high school painting T-shirts and selling sneakers in local boutiques. My production of creative goods took a hiatus during the time I attended college and medical school. I met my husband in medical school and together we raised 3 sons while balancing our medical careers. During this time, I continued to create art for personal enjoyment utilizing mediums in needlepoint, embroidery, beading, and knitting. I am now fortunate to be able to return to my love of creating and sharing products with others after years of putting it all on hold. It’s exciting now to transfer the enthusiasm and wisdom I had for my medical patients to creating functional art for others. I look forward to connecting with others and sharing my passion for fiber arts.