I made a pet station. Perhaps you’ve seen it?
Right now, that pet station is red, but one day soon, it will be getting a facelift.
(Wow…I really do need to get some updated pictures, don’t I?!)
And above the pet station is a pretty good amount of blank wall space. So I’ve been pondering pet-related artwork for that space.
I have three critters…my calico named Peeve (shown in both pictures above…she really likes to eat), my flame-point Siamese named Powder, and my lab/border collie mutt named Boo. I’d love to do a personalized something for each one of them. So I went in search of inspiration, and here’s what I found…
|I like everything about this…the colors, the worn look, the typography. I’m just not sure if I could pull something like this off on my own. (via Etsy seller Gemini Studio)|
|A silhouette is something I could certainly do, and I really like the bold, graphic nature of it. This is a definite possibility, but perhaps with more color. (via Etsy seller silhouPETte)|
|I absolutely adore watercolor. Oh, I wish I were artistic enough to do a beautiful watercolor portrait of each of my furbies! But alas…I am not. I’d have to pay someone to do this, and I’m just not sure if I’m wanting to do that. (via Etsy seller Rachelle Levingston)|
|I…LOVE…THIS. A silhouette with color. I’m almost certain I could do this with my photo editing program. (via Etsy seller Mod Dog Shop)|
|And then there’s this pop art Andy Warhol-esque silhouette. I really like this, and if I just had one pet, I’d probably go for this one, but with three pets, that wall would start to look really busy, don’t you think? (via Etsy seller Fire Hydrant Press)|
So right now, I’m just not sure what direction I want to go with this. Honestly, if I could do watercolor portraits myself, that would by my choice hands down!! And while I would love to be able to support independent artists, I just can’t really bring myself to spend that much when I have sooooo many other projects in my condo that need attention as well. I’ve got to be super frugal!!
Also, Matt and I are really big on nicknames, not only for each other, but also for our furbies. We love to have fun with nicknames, and each one of them probably has at least ten of them, so I’d love to find some way to incorporate all of those nicknames into a piece of artwork also.
So anyway, if you have any great artwork ideas, please send them my way! If you’ve come across any really unique pet-related artwork, put the link in a comment below. Perhaps it’ll be just the spark of creativity that I need to settle on an idea.