Friday, March 11, 2011

Artsy Fartsy Friday

Yeah, we still haven't come up with a better name.  And we didn't intend to make this a regular thing.  But, we found this shop today in Mom's Etsy Favorites and we just had to share it with you.  We think it'll put a smile on your face. 

The phrase "joie de vivre" comes to mind when perusing Ms. Alison's shop and we think she captures it perfectly.  Yeah, we know French, duh!  Inspired and spurred on by her own Border Collies (Monty and Rosie), Susan Alison takes animal art to a new (and we think, higher) level.  We won't bore you with a lot of art critic talk - just enjoy!  Oh, yeah, her pups, Monty and Rosie, have a blog where they share more of their Mom's work and keep her inspired. 

Click on any pic to take you to her shop or click here Susan Alison Art.  (Captions are ours :)

Mmmm, how convenient is this HAT?
Remind you of anyone?
NOT giving up the kong, unless you give me something BETTER!
Forget the chess game, gimme that BONE!
Surfing labs!  Cowabunga, dude!
Awww, this is for all our boxer furiends :)
Who knew CATS could ROCK?!

The Road Dogs (coveting that Milkbone hat)


SissySees said...

MJ snuck over to look at the pictures too. I think Artsy Fartsy Friday is becoming one of my favorite days!

3 doxies said...

I actually likes da name Artsy Fartsy...I think it works.

And my gosh, I loves these piktures! They wouls be so awesome as illustrations in a book written by ME...hehehehe!
I see BUNNY! Dang they have them greyhounds pegged.


Sharon said...

I like Artsy Fartsy!

Amber DaWeenie said...


Barbara said...


Backcountry Brodie said...

Still drooling ofur that hat...

Two French Bulldogs said...

we love it!! we'll check it out
Benny & Lily

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We love Artsy Fartsy Friday too - these pics are adorable. We really think that might be Bunny, so much about it reminds us of her.

Happy Friday.
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

3 doxies said...

Oh good ya'll is home.
Haves ya'll seen my Pinto? It was stolen and I has files a police report withs Sarge.
I has also done a PSA on da bloggie...hehehehehe...OH, I cracks myself up.


Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We LOVE Artsy Fartsy Friday! It's a great title! Fantastic pictures, there, too!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Anna the GSD said...

OMG it's like tons of little animated cousin Lola's!! How cool is THAT?!?!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I vote fur Artsy Fartsy too!!
Those are some super pictures!!

YEP... I'm thinkin you are STUCK with Artsy FARTSy. hehehehhehehehehe

My Mind's Eye said...

What great pictures!!! And we agree the personalities are indeed captures.
Madi says thank you for the b-day wishes it has been a very good day,
Madi and Mom

The Daily Pip said...

My stickers arrived yesterday!!! Thanks!!!

That sure does look like Bunny! Surfing labs,bawhahaha!

Your pal, Pip

Two Pitties in the City said...

I feel like you are our "art stylist", you always pick out the cutest dog-art.

Scooter said...

Hey Road Dogs!
Wow, I agree with everyone...I like your title. These are great pix and I'd eat that hat fur sure. It would be a very temporary accessory!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

houndstooth said...

*gasp* I didn't even know I'd been modeling for that one!

I love the Artsy Fartsy title and I always love the stuff you show us!

Now excuse me while I head off to Etsy!


montyandrosie said...

I am so chuffed that you've used some of my pics for your Artsy Fartsy Friday spot!!! Am blushing and shifting from foot to foot. Monty and Rosie are demanding treats for their contribution.

Thank you very much!!!

Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

Fab art...I just love every one!

Thanks for stopping by All Things Dog Blog. Hope you find some better dog beaches as you get back toward the coast. Sounds like a great trip.

Do you guys know Amy with Go Pet Friendly? She and her hubby and dogs are on a similar journey and also blogging their way through it. Happy tails!

Photos, news animals, pets said...

Wish you have a good day

wellcome to blog of me :

Photos-Animals-Pets - puppy pictures - Photos of "cat picture" 2011 - Anime - Manga - News Kpop

Pup Fan said...

I think the chess one is my favorite... these are so fun!

And I think you should stick with Artsy Fartsy Friday... it has a nice ring to it. :)

KB said...

Hey, those are great paintings that made me smile and smile and smile! Joie de vivre!

Surfing Labs - I luv it!

Chicco said...

I really love this art!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Now that's some Dawgone great stuff! Made me smile it did :D

Waggin at ya,

Daisy Dog said...

Soo cute!

FiveSibesMom said...

Artsy Fartsy Friday is pretty cool in our book! Really nice artwork!