|all images copyright and by kindest permission of krista brooks|
At Brooks' site you can watch a short video telling the story of how Retro Pets came to be. It came organically: she moved to New Mexico from Boston with a bag of clothes and art supplies, and one day afterward a friend asked her to paint his dog. So she did, in the way she loved best - as a retro-style label. That was a hit (and deservedly, as you will see). Encouraged, she did a few more like that and showed locally, and then word and image got out to all our mutual joy.
Last but not least, I have to share my favorite, which I am tempted to place prominently in the Museum kitchen: