A few weeks ago, I worried that my inner child was actually a cat person, when a found photo of my childhood bedroom revealed a wall full of cats.
I thought maybe I'd show you what my walls (and shelves) look like now, so you can see that I am in fact a card-carrying Crazy Dog Lady. In order to keep this from looking TOO crazy, I'm not including photos of my own past/present pups. This will all be "dog art".
So, ready for the doggone dog-art tour?
When you first walk in the door, you are greeted by my felted angels, Bailey and Abby. (Yes, the Abby only has 3 legs.)
On the shelf below my felted angels, I have this wrought-iron dog...:
...And these three hand-crafted pieces, who are so cute you have to "meet" each one up close.
First from the left is a ceramic finger puppet, that we call "PartyDog."
In the middle is a black Lab that also operates as a whistle, as you can guess from the terrible photo of the hole in her left haunch, and the funny look on Rita's face when I blew into her.
On the end, is this fabulous red dog, made from a single cutting out of a 1972 Dodge truck. Isn't he pawesome!? Got him in New Mexico a few years back when I visited there with my sis. The artist, Janey Katz, does amazing stuff with "reinCARnated" old trucks.
On the next shelf over, we have a Poupee Millet doll. I know that looks like it says a "poopy millet" doll, but it's French, so it's pronounced "poo-pay me-yay" and just means a "millet doll." They're filled with millet seeds so have a bean-bag quality to them. I used to have a big doll collection as a kid, so have a few of these "poopy millet" gals, and they all have fabulous hats, but this one - with the puppy scrambling up to get his giant bone - is my fave.
Continuing on down the hall, we have various framed drawings/paintings. The first is this Chagall poster, which mostly features a donkey, but there's also a dog sitting next to the man's leg (which is why I wanted it, of course!) (Sorry some of these art shots aren't great... the glare of the flash on the glass was problematic!)
This adorable little beagle sitting in the woods is a print I got off Etsy by artist Todd Young. It was a screaming deal for the signed print at $16.50. (I think maybe it was another blogger who turned me on to this guy's stuff. Was it YOU?)
This is another Etsy find my sis turned me on to, from artist Clair Hartmann. Another screaming deal at $25. Technically, this is a Jack Russel in the painting, but I only realized after ordering it and getting it home how much it looks like Rita! (Doesn't it?!)
This is just a cheapy print of an artist I love - Didier Lourenco - of a couple walking their dog near the coast. (It looks much better in real life!)
My mom brought me these 2 prints with sled dog art when she went on a cruise to Alaska a few years back. They're pretty cool. (Way cooler than the goofy sled-dog pillow she brought me...)
This is on my writing desk, and is an iPad "painting" my sis did (the same sis who did my header paintings). It's angels corgi Lou and Abby, in the classic "Stubs and Stilts" pose.
In our bedroom, we have this needlepoint that one of my other sister's did from a photo we took of Bailey as a pup, learning to howl. So cute!
Finally, we have this water color painting I did for a present for the hubs a few years back, of Bailey as a pup, asleep in our bed. (She loved to sleep like a person, with her head on a pillow.)
Like I said, this doesn't count all the photographs we have of dogs on our walls/shelves, nor does it include all the stuffed dogs and/or dog books!
Hopefully you've enjoyed the tour of Crazy Dog Lady Art and are convinced again that I am a dog person.
Happy Slightly-less Wordy (but definitely picture-heavy!) Wednesday!