July 30, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

I find myself so drawn to dog art lately. It has such personality and I think that is a component of art that is too often missing. I'm thinking it would be impossible to look at this picture and not smile each and every time you see it. (photos: cottage living and sugarboo designs)
I adore these colorful options from art.com. I think these pictures started it all for me. Wouldn't you love to have one of these in your laundry room cheering you as you do that dreaded chore?
For a more traditional spot in your house this one fits the bill perfectly. This print, from Ballard Designs, hopes to find a place to live in my house one day.

I'm not sure how much dog art is too much dog art. I do know that these pictures make me want to find out.

I hope you are enjoying your dog days of summer. Next week is my girls last week of summer vacation and we are trying to enjoy every moment of it. We have a lot going on with registration, ice cream socials, play dates, shopping, dental appointments and trips to the museum. I'm really trying to focus on them and there isn't a lot of time for the computer so please understand if my posts slow down until school starts. There will be plenty of time for projects and hobbies when they are gone and I am just trying to squeeze every last ounce of joy out of this time with them. Thank you all for your super sweet birthday wishes for Miss Maddie. She and I really cherish them.

25 comments:

  1. Did you catch "Color Splash" this past week? David painted the most amazing 3'x5' picture of the owner's dog to go over the mantle in their dining room. It had a gorgeous turquoise background. Loved it!

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  2. Oh, I love that print from Ballard's, I even have the page "dog-eared" It reminds me of my dog!

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  3. LOVE the first one the most but all are too cute!

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  4. Love that Boston print! My BFF has two Bostons. Those little dogs are such characters!

    Claire

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  5. Jenn...Love that first pic SO MUCH! Just did a post on it also...mentioned you!!

    Thanks!

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  6. Those prints are adorable.

    I think I need to find some just like that for my laundry room.

    Melissa

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  7. What a great blog and a great post. Such inspiration!

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  8. I love the last one. The black and white. I want him to snuggle with. Enjoy your sweeties. Have fun!

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  9. I haven't seen that picture...it is awesome! Never enough dog stuff, Jenn...never enough. I can totally see something like that in your house...I think it keeps things from getting too serious. I used to have a neighbor, who painted her den red. Floor to ceiling it was nothing but dog paintings...it was brilliant!

    I was just complaining about the dog days of summer on GI...funny.

    As always, I love, love, love your Cottage Nest. :)

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog! These dog prints are so fun and different. My favorite is the last picture. It makes you want to hold that dog and snuggle! Maybe I should somehow incorporate some dog pictures in my decorating. We have three westies and lots of pictures of them. I enjoyed your post and I will be back to visit!

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  11. P.S. Enjoy the French Toast tonight. Sounds yummy!!!

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  12. Funny, this first house pictured is my neighbor's house! Don't you love it?! The designer is so talented and incredibly sweet.

    I love today's post. Happy happy!

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  13. I saw Color Splash too, david is a great artist! Loving dog portraits right now too! Thanks for the post!

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  14. woof woof..I am also a lover of cute art. (and you!) have a great few weeks. I bet we will all still be around when you get back. Maybe with a little more sand in our toes, but nonetheless, around!!
    Lisa
    coastal nest

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  15. I was referred to you by Simply Seleta- I'm her sister. I blog about my dog- Winston. I'm hoping to link to you tomorrow- this is the type of artwork my readers would love! Great post!

    Take care-
    Michelle

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  16. What great pics of sweet doggies! I love it too, I have a huge collection of my dog's breed, Alaskan Malamute and have done a college on a wall in the house! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Robyn

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  17. Oh! I love dog art! That Ballard's print is precious!

    Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter!

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  18. Great blog! I just found it today and can't stop reading your posts, that cake looks yummy by the way!

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  19. Love the dog prints. I especially like the one from Ballard Designs (I have a couple like them), and the ones in the laundry room - so cute!

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  20. I love your blog! The dog prints are adorable. It would be worth designing rooms around each of them.

    The cake you made for your daughter's birthday is incredible. My oldest will be 17 this fall, and I understand completely about wondering where the time has gone. It seems like just yesterday he was my little buddy and went everywhere with me. Now he spends many days pretending he doesn't have a mother!

    I look forward to visiting your blog again.

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  21. Great dog art finds. Love the laundry room look. I've had "William Tell's Dog" by Kessler for about 5 years. It STILL cracks me up. Here's a link: http://www.kesslerart.com/

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  22. Hi! I'm Mary. What a cute blog you have. I just found it and plan to be back for more visits!

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  23. I just love that last dog picture. Too cute! Would love to have that myself! I am a HUGE dog lover!

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  24. i know how late i am about commenting on this post, but I have the pug juice poster, and I LOVE IT. I suggest his art whenever possible... and there is not too much dog art, ever! i have doggies in my bedroom, and i have doggies in the scrapbooking room!

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