These will make your tail wag!
Look at these cute dog prints I found at Michael’s. I put them in inexpensive clip frames, and voila! bathroom art. They are by Ken Bailey, an artist from Washington. You can see more of his art at www.kenbailey.com.
|A golden retriever always adds class|
What is it with me and animal art? I love it! It all started with a print of chickens. The original was painted by an acquaintance of my mother’s, a lady named Elsa Lockert, who ran a gallery and frame shop in Ashland City, Tennessee some thirty years ago.
|We have a lot of windows and not a lot of walls, so we put artwork up above.|
|Close-up of the originals|
Over the years, the kitchen barnyard increased by two more chicken prints, bought at art shows, and a chicken painting my daughter bought from a street artist in London’s Hyde Park. All this fowl artwork is set off by chicken wire wallpaper, which I love for its whimsical graphic punch.
I have two more fabulous chickens, painted by a friend, in my dining room. One of these is painted on the seat of a chair.
The dining room also houses two bucolic sheep prints, both of which were done by an Iowa artist, Connie Bieber. Looking at her peaceful sheep makes me want to be a shepherd! Aren't these beautiful?
|Both sheep prints have been cropped here to straighten|
them up. I had to angle the frames to reduce glare from the glass.
The collection of advertising signs in our family room also adds to the critter count with a Crow’s rooster, a Pilch DeKalb chicken, a Finck's pig, and a Red Goose Shoes goose.
Then there are the jointed wooden animals. Two chickens (natch!), two frogs, a cat, and a zebra.
|On the landing window sill|
This pretty much rounds out the menagerie for now. But I’m always on the lookout!