Sometimes dog art is too idealized. It misses the naughty nature of our pets. That's why I think Colleen Rudolf's Markings series is so refreshing. She captures dogs being bad, and somehow that badness is magnificent.
Colleen is also an accomplish portrait artist. See her dog paintings inspired by her work at the PSPCA animal shelter in Philadelphia.
Celebrating a lifetime of hanging out on the porch with you. Photo of Sheila McLaughlin Cameron, Moira McLaughlin, and Kit McLaughlin (in the doorway) taken in 1973 by Kathleen McLaughlin with her new camera. I think this was Kathleen's First Communion. We didn't have a dog. We had a cat named Kitty.
Happy Birthday, Sheila! Can't wait to see you, Regan!
P.S. Stop by Sheila's blog Watching the Paint Dry to see some of her terrific dog (frog, fish, and mature lady) art.
If you won't be able to attend (unfortunately, like me this year), you can pre-order your supply of Rusty through Mutt Lynch Winery's website here. Mutt Lynch owner, Chris Lynch, describes his winemaker wife Brenda's Rusty creation as a '"Muttitage" of predominately Cabernet Sauvignon with some
wonderful additions of Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah. Very limited in
production, this wine comes from our very best French Oak barrels and is
a one-of-a-kind red wine blend we believe is worthy of a very special
dog painting and wine label."
Mutt Lynch Winery considers itself THE most dog friendly winery in the world. I attended the event last year, and I totally agree. They are located at 602 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg, CA.
New York Times writer Sonia Zjawinski looks at pet-centric people designing furniture and homes with their animals in mind. Some clever ideas for dogs, cats, and turtles. Read Raising the Bar on Pet Décor.