Friday, July 27, 2007

Etsy Poster Challenge

Here's my submission for the Etsy Poster Challenge.

1,000 entries have been submitted thus far. I imagine a bunch more will be rolling in, as there are 5 more days before the deadline. I certainly would not want to be the judges, who must select only 20.

Some of the entries, can be seen here:

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bad 2 the Bone

Bad 2 the Bone makes fun dog wear...not girlie clothes...but the kind of clothes our Farfie Boy would be proud to be seen in.

Check out her fun doggie tees:

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Portrait of our boy Farfalle

What a mug shot! This pose is classic Farf, Old butterfly ears.

This is the start of a portrait of my dog. I will post updates of this painting as it hopefully improves. It is the second oil painting I ever attempted. The first was in 1981.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Banana, Bee, and Miss Pea

Isn't it weird to see a tropical banana in a New England garden? We planted it while the Lilac and Rhododendrons were still in bloom. The woman who gave us this banana tree has been growing them for 10 years. She lives near the Hudson River, 1/4 mile from the NewBurgh/Beacon Bridge in New York State. Some of her 12-15 banana trees are probably 8 feet tall. She brings them to her basement each winter and hauls them outside each spring.

To get this baby banana tree, we promised to help move her big trees to the basement, and keep this one alive through the winter.

Sweet Pea is the gorgeous model in the photo. Check out her blog ( ) and she will tell you her take on this photo shoot and walk.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Etching For Rescue

Here is the start of a new batch of vintage glass I am etching to help Italian Greyhound dogs in Rescue. The design maskings are applied, all exposed glass is covered, and Viola! Ready to etch.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Cactus in Bloom

These cacti were transplanted to a larger container this past spring. They appear to be enjoying the sunny outdoors.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

New Dog Collars

I am so excited to have our newest collars arrived today! They were wrapped like a pretty gift and very well made with an amazing attention to detail.
We purchased them here: