Monday, October 20, 2008

Puppies & Art

Copyright C. Lloyd 2008
The blog that has gone to the dogs....okay not really but I couldn't resist showing off my pup Indy (the black Lab) and his buddy Bosco. My son took this pic last week. Bosco belongs to a friend of his and they get together most evenings to walk the puppies.

Bosco and Indy are the same age, only a day apart. It's amazing the difference between them in terms of their builds. I love this pic and how they are sitting mirror image to one another. I wish you could see in photos just how shiny and beautiful Indy's coat is. He really is gorgeous and he has the most dear personality.

I had a bit of a rough week last week and ended up having to spend part of it on the couch, watching really old episodes of Survivor and The Amazing Race with Indy curled up beside me. I did some damage to my knee and had to keep off it for a few days. It was an ugly, ugly mess, but it's finally starting to heal. Needless to say, I didn't get much art done. I am playing catch up this week.

In lieu of my own art this week, I suggest that if you are in need of some eyecandy or perhaps want a bit of the old west for your very own, you visit my pal Deb Trotter's Etsy Shop. She's got some wonderful Buckaroo bags along with some Cowboy's Sweetheart/Maverick Rose pendants. Being the proud owner of one of each, I can tell you they are beautiful! I wear my pendant all the time. It's a design made from a piece of art Deb did for me in a RR we were in a couple years ago. It's so cool to have the original piece of art and have the pendant as well.

The Buckaroo bag Deb gave me was an Xmas gift last year and it's perfect for toting all my essentials. I love that it's one-of-a- kind!

If you are just starting to think about holiday shopping, why not check out Etsy? It's a great way to find interesting and unique gifts at affordable prices. The part that I really like about it is that it gives you the chance to support hard working artists, rather than big box retailers. The gifts you can buy on Etsy are handmade and often one-of-a-kind, created with care by people who love what they do. Who wouldn't want to support that?!

I have done a fair amount of shopping through this site and have always been very happy with the quality of the items I've bought and the speed of the shipping. (Which has mainly been from the US to Canada.) I can't say enough good things about Etsy! It's a treasure trove of all things artsy!

So what are you waiting for?! GO! Check it out!

1 comment:

Tina said...

I do hope you're on the mend! I hope you were able to find peace in the forced stillness. Take care.