Visit However Small at Bark Bash at OneLoudoun!

However Small will be at One Loudoun’s Bark Bash 2021! The Halloween Bark Bash at One Loudoun is an outdoor, Halloween-themed festival, bringing together local pet-focused businesses, animal rescue groups, and pet owners for an exciting day of trick or treating, adoptable dogs, music, costumes, and animals galore. Trick –or-treat trail around the property provides a safe, socially distant experience. Activities include: Vendor booths, DJ, costume contest, adoptable dogs, photo booth, dog caricatures, Trick-or-treating, and more! Attendance is free to the public. Visit…/3rd-annual… for more info!

Supporting Others through Art

June 12 through June 20, 2021, 20% of sales (pre-tax, excluding shipping) will be donated to either LovePaws animal rescue or Talki Foundation. When submitting your order via Etsy, simply enter LovePaws or Talki Foundation in your cart when checking out in the box that reads, “Leave a note for HoweverSmall (optional).” If you have any difficulty finding the box, feel free to submit the order and then follow up with me through the contact form on this website to let me know where to direct the donation.

Original artwork will be available in person at the Outdoor Craft Show in Clarke County, Virginia, on June 19. Twenty percent of sales that day will also be donated to Lovepaws or Talki Foundation.

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Follow the Talki Foundation at and on Instagram.

Talki Foundation

A little over two years ago we got a bundle of joy, a chocolate lab puppy named Birdie. Birdie had litter mates (Fotina, Luke, and Sadie to name a few!). Through social media, we met the parents of said litter mates and have kept in contact over the years. It’s funny how a group of people can be brought together! Although, dogs have a way of doing that, don’t they? 🙂

Well, Fotina’s dad lives down in Georgia, and he started a non-profit called the Talki Foundation, an organization that supports service dogs and their handlers. Talki is the father of Fotina’s one and only litter, and dad to Leo, who is following in Talki’s paw prints as a diabetic alert dog.

Left to Right – Baby Leo, Deputy Lexi (part of Chatham Co. Deputy Dogs), Birdie, Runner (diabetic alert dog), Fotina, and Harvey at a 5k fundraiser in Savannah, GA.

You can learn more about the Talki Foundation and follow the adventures of Leo and Fotina on Facebook.

How is However Small connected? Wendy designed the logo for the Talki Foundation and created Fotina and Talki’s Christmas card in 2019. Talki crossed over the rainbow bridge just before Christmas after a long life of service. We’re sure he is looking down, watching the good work Fotina and Leo are doing. Rest in peace Talki, your legacy is just getting started.

However Small Launch

However Small is centered around acts of kindness. I want to use my creativity to uplift others and spread happiness. However Small will feature my original artwork, prints and note cards. I will also be sharing things that inspire me.

No act of kindness if ever wasted, However Small.