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April 6, 2016

Life Imitates (Pet) Art

Our pets influence our lives in a countless multitude of ways. One of those ways we might not often think about is how our pets influence our taste in art.  Like my not-so-subtle love of this stationary At our old apartment, we barely had room to turn around,
Our pets influence our lives in a countless multitude of ways. One of those ways we might not often think about is how our pets influence our taste in art. 

Like my not-so-subtle love of this stationary

At our old apartment, we barely had room to turn around, so decorating wasn’t high on our to-do list. At our new place, we’ve slowly started to adorn the walls.

Not surprisingly, the pups’ influence on my taste in art is quite evident

The art I like, even when not about dogs in particular, just seems so familiar. Now, where have I seen a face like that before…

There it is!

Eko and Penny’s influence is most prevalent in the art I chose to hang in my office.

An authority figure trying to keep two rambunctious cubs in line, aka, the story of my life! 

My latest thrift shop pickup, a boy and his wild things, is probably my favorite piece. Nothing makes me happier, in life and in art, than a wild rumpus 

What about you guys? Have you ever picked up a painting, print or piece of art because it reminded you of your pet?

Comments for Life Imitates (Pet) Art

  1. nm says:

    yup all the time. a picture of black cat and paws. elephant horse and all sorts of animals that somehow relates the ‘energy’ of something so familiar and heartwarming….just like that pic of the dog resting on the bed. Have that one.
    great inspiration as you fill your heart and home.
    ps. love that picture of Penny–she’s got ‘that look’ down to an art..hahaha.

  2. yes a boy and his wild things, that fits perfectly :o) everything is easy-inspired here, butt we sadly have to paint the weimaraner walls new, because my smart mix came out with a hint of green… more GI Joe than Weimaraner LOL

  3. You have two living pieces of art that make you (and us) smile at their antics. 🙂

  4. ALL the time! I think I have featured pieces of Art I have on my cat’s blog, more than on Dakota’s. I try to purchase photos/art that either look like both of them or remind me of them. LOVE your choices!

  5. Victoria says:

    depends on your definition of Art – i take tons of pictures of Rigs and Muffin and those adorn the walls and facebook pages (and screen savers and backgrounds) – probably not art by anyone’s standard but the art i prefer

  6. Kismet says:

    Nope-the peeps decorate it with actual pix of us.

  7. Heather says:

    Where did you get that stationary? Is it a sketch of Eko? I love it!

  8. Emmadog says:

    Oh yes, most of the stuff on our walls has to do with us. We have been successful in taking over the house.

  9. Connie Taylor says:

    I have a print of a Yellow Lab my husband had on his desk at work for a long time, along with photos of our four-legged “kids” (forget the kids and grandkids ). In our living room we do have photos of various dogs through the years on the fireplace mantel, along with our dog, Titan, who passed away, we had him cremated and his beautiful wood box is there with his puppy photo and ashes!!

  10. “Master Bedroom” it was one of the first things I bought for our house!

  11. Cool art! Have a great night.

  12. So true. Uncountable pictures of Cupcake around here, and of course, the dog-shaped planter that looks EXACTLY LIKE HER! It’s all an interior decorator’s worst nightmare.

  13. I’m lucky enough to have a sister who is an artist and she did a pencil drawing of my dog Max for me – love it!

  14. Penny is so adorsble, her look says it all. Love these babies of urs n emilys.

  15. Merry Band of Hooligans says:

    We have an entire wall in the entryway dedicated to our fur kids. We also have little pieces scattered all over with cute pictures and plaques for our Hooligans!!

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