Dana Hawk (www.danahawkstudio.com) painted Duke Dogs in the winter of 2016. Dana paints from photographs she takes herself. In the painting below are Callie, Jessica, C.C., and Chloe. My beloved C.C. left for the Rainbow Bridge before the painting was completed, hence the star over her head.
Lauren Kuhn (www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/lauren-kuhn-5999/artwork) paints many species of animals with a great sense of color and drama. She also produces gorgeous landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes. I have collected several of her works.
Cynthia Brassfield paints portraits and also creates Christmas ornaments from photographs. The ornaments are very reasonably priced and can be ordered online from her Etsy store. This is my dog Phillip’s ornament. Learn more about Cynthia at her website www.crbrassfield.com/.
Animal Friendly Fashion
For fashionistas who prefer alternatives to leather, O Bag, is a great option. You can take these bags to the boardroom or use them to carry around your best friend.
- A strong EVA bag made of foam rubber, it is eco-friendly, lightweight and waterproof.
- A super fashion handbag that can be used as a beach bag, a work bag, or a pet carrier.
- Customizable! Exchangeable handle and fabric inner bag. Choose within a wide range of colors, leather, non-leather, and rope handles and various inner bags patterns.
- Two interior slip pockets, top zip closure and double handles. Easy to clean, practical use no matter what your day brings.
Karen at O Bag Nashville is an animal advocate extraordinaire and she will help you put together the perfect bag for your needs and ship it to you. Contact her at Karen@obagnashville.com. www.obagnashville.com
For dogs who like to stand out from the rest of the pack, doggie couture auctions can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/LuxuryPetCoutureAuctions/.
Dresses, pajamas, vests, jewelry, and fur accessories are all up for auction.