One day while completing an oil painting of a field artist Iris Scott needed to make a few quick adjustments to some yellow flowers but every brush at her disposal was stained a deep dark blue. Not wanting to stop and wash the brushes she decided to make a few quick touch ups with her fingers, a small change to her process that would immediately change the course of her career. Wearing a pair of surgical gloves Scott now paints exclusively with her fingers bringing an impressionistic sense of color and texture to all of her paintings. The artist has a number of original works available on her website as well as prints over on Etsy, and here’s a quick video of her discussing her work on YouTube.
Jayde Cardinalli is illustrator and designer who lives in North Beach, San Francisco. Jayde loves art, adventure, and finishing every meal with dessert. She can be found trying to ride hands-free on her bicycle, drawing silly little characters at some cafe, or sipping on whiskey cocktails. Here are some of our favorite illustrations from her portfolio…
For more of Jayde`s work check out the following links:
Heather Mattoon created this great series of paintings titled Dogs In Clothes. The paintings are both beautiful and hilarious as each dog has been given a unique character and fashion style. Prints, postcards, greeting cards and t-shirts are available from Heather’s Etsy Shop and she also creates custom pet portraits. Here are some of her creations…
Charlie practices the trumpet every day after school, despite complaints from the neighbors. He aspires to be a great jazz musician one day.
Sven spends his days looking after his grandmother. She lets him take her scooter to the shops. He is saving up for a motorcycle but right now he enjoys the Vespa.
Jake studies architecture and urban design at NYU and takes great pride in his fresh fashion choices.
Stewart, oh Stewart, such a good natured boy. He enjoys very much organizing community meetings to raise awareness of societal issues. He provides all of the snacks as well.
Theo lives in North Carolina in a newly remodeled home. He confuses people with his ironic sense of humor…he is what some people call a hipster.
Have you ever wanted a dog but you don’t want to deal with taking them out?? Well then, Canvas pets are for you!! Snatch one up now before they get away.
All stock pillows are made from original photographs taken by In The Seam’s shop owner and photographer: Ronda J Smith. Printed on canvas, hand stuffed, and sewn onto black cotton-twill fabric to create: “COUCH ART”. We think this hydrant pillow would be the perfect addition to our office!
You can also have a custom pillow created by supplying your own photo!
For more check out In The Seam on Etsy.
HarLex is a handmade leather crafting studio based in Hong Kong. Every piece they produce is hand crafted and hand stitched. They use high quality genuine materials with a focus on leather goods accented with cotton canvas. Check out this adorable leather dog backpack available from their Etsy store.
Made with genuine cow skin, it is a small backpack with 2 compartments for your dog to carry essentials, a bigger compartment for wipes and bags and a smaller compartment for treats. With the adjustable leather straps, it can adjust to fit your dog’s front under arms. The backpack is ideal for medium size breeds as smaller sized breeds may have to request a custom bag to be made a little smaller. You can also personalize it by having your dog’s names or initials engraved on the cover flap.
Create your own color combination out of 2 leather colors and 4 thread color options.
Colors & Materials:
Buckles & Snaps: Antique Brass
Leather colors : Rust/ Nude
Thread colors: Orange/ Cream/ Brown/ Pink
For more info or to order check out HarLex on Etsy.
We are currently accepting orders for doggie leg warmers, the cut off for orders this year will be November 28th. Please contact us on Etsy to place your order.
Check out the link below for details on how to measure your dog as each pair is custom made.
Unfortunately we can not guarantee arrival by Christmas but we will do our best to process and ship your order in a timely manner.
Today we present you with a series of illustrations of dogs as Stars Wars characters by Brian Rubenacker. We have been a fan of Brian’s illustrations (especially the boston terriers!) for quite some time as you can see from our previous post on his work.
Check out Brian’s Etsy page for more great work!
The Hydrant specializes in functional, fashionable dog accessories.
All items have been big-dog tested, and hand made with love.
♥ Buckle Dog Collars (Big Dog Specialty)
♥ Martingale Collars
♥ Neck Ties
♥ Bow Ties
♥ Custom Orders
It’s super easy to customize your own set!
Pick your gear.
Flat Dog Collars (w/ black buckle)
1/2″ – Adjusts to 6”-12” – $22
3/4″ – Adjusts to 10”-16” – $25
1″ – Adjusts to 11”-17” – $27
1.5″ – Adjusts to 13”-21” – $30
Leashes (standard 5′ in length)
1/2″ wide – $22
3/4″ wide – $27
1″ wide - $27
Bow Tie (w/clip)
Neck Tie (adjustable to fit a ½”, 3/4″ & 1” buckle collar)
Pick your fabric (this is the hardest step).
Visit my online fabric gallery, and have fun mixing and matching!
*To be on the safe side, please pick a back up print, just in case I’m out of your first choice.
Go poke around on Pinterest, or visit Friends Of The Hydrant .
Contact me with your preferences.
Once your order is received and processed, you receive your custom listing link in The Hydrant Etsy.com store,
All of the collars, leashes & accessories are all custom, made-to-order.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. *Rush Delivery available
We ship Internationally.