August 31, 2011

Artsydog Seller Profiles Of The Week

This week we profile another three talented artsydog sellers; The Cool Puppy, Mary Jill Lemieur Designs and Larios Jewellery and Design.

The Cool Puppy
We are a dog loving company that has a mischievous little Maltese named Lili Sushi, the inspiration for our dog accessories.We specialize in colorful handmade leather collars and leather dog leashes / leads and harness for the cool dogs and puppies. We love bright colors like pink , blue, yellow, red, green etc. We Carry Sizes :XXS , XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL

"Loki" - Cool Leather Dog Collar

 Mary Jill Lemieur Designs
Mary Jill is a visual artist working and residing in northern Michigan. She graduated with a degree in graphic design from Western Michigan University in 1981. After working for more than a decade as a graphic designer, she changed her focus to fine art and art instruction.  Her paintings of wildlife, natural history, landscapes and pets are created with watercolors, oil or acrylics, pen and ink, digital painting and mixed media. M.J.’s paintings and custom portraits are in collections across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia, as well as locally at Fresh Water Gallery in Boyne City, Michigan.

I specialize in one-of-a-kind paintings and portraits of dogs (and their people, too!)

30 x 36 Custom Double Pet Portrait on Canvas


Larios Jewellery & Design is the unique creation of designer Athina Larios, who graduated from The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, with a BA Honours in Jewellery & Metalwork.
Having spent all of her childhood in Athens, Greece with a Scottish mum and Greek dad, she was a dreamer inspired by both cultures and always restless to achieve something of her own. She spent 18 years in Athens and a further 10 years in the UK, constantly travelling between her 2 homes, in search of something to express her creative nature and bi-cultural views. 
She has a range of pendants, earrings, brooches as well as a brand new men's range of laser cut and engraved cufflinks, which are made to order. Some of these include cufflinks with dog silhouettes for all the dog lovers out there.
Greyhound pet pin with heart.
Athina's business is based between Athens and London, and she will happily post your design, wherever you are based.

August 24, 2011

Artsydog Seller Profiles Of The Week

This week we are featuring three of the talented Artsydog artists, Dogma London, Inspired Pet Portraits and Bitches in Pearls.

Dogma London
With well over 200 different handmade dog collars & leashes to choose from, Dogma London is one of the most popular shops on the internet for funky, fun dog collars in an incredible array of sizes and colors.
 Dogma London began as a martingale collar company and continues to specialize in martingale dog collar, greyhound collars, whippet collars and italian greyhound collars. However due to popular demand, Dogma London now offers classic side release buckle dog collars in addition to the original martingale collar selection.
Retro Elvis Collar

Inspired Pet Portraits by Dana Feagin
Hello! I live in Ashland, Oregon with my husband and pack of former shelter dogs. In 2006, I left my corporate job to spend more time on what I was really interested in - art and dogs. Although I am a scientist by training, and was in management most of my career, I have always had a passion for art! I took art classes after work at UCSD before moving to Ashland, and have been working in oils for the last 5 years. I am now focused completely on animal paintings, while donating 10% of my proceeds to local animal shelters and rescue groups where I also volunteer my time.

 Bitches in Pearls
Bitches in Pearls creator Abigail Connell lives in the Ontario countryside.  Trained as a jeweller in New York City, she has been creating original and stunning jewellery for  humans for the past 35 years. Abigail is taking her jewellery to new heights and species by designing one-of-a kind pearl necklaces for the canine in your life.
Check back next week for more featured sellers!

August 18, 2011

Entries are pouring in!

Our latest contest is underway on Facebook. Here are a sneak peak at some of the beautiful dogs entered so far...





August 13, 2011

New Contest!

Artsydog is hosting another fabulous contest.

Win this beautiful prize from The Cool Puppy Shop
Finely crafted durable soft leather leash accented with colourful hollow studs for a visual masterpiece.

...The contest commences on Monday, August 15th and closes on Wed, Aug 31st. The winner will be announced on Friday Sept 2nd.

To enter simply follow these three steps:

*Sign up for our newsletter by clicking here. Scroll down to sign up for the newsletter.
*Like our facebook page.
*Post on our facebook wall "Artsydog Contest" and tell us why you think your pup should win. The winner will be drawn from the artsydog pooch hat, custom made and one of a kind of course!

Good Luck Everyone!

Even more reviews!

All of us at Artsydog are tickled pink with the lovely reviews we've been receiving! Here are some more:

From Barkzilla:
ArtsyDog is a marketplace for hand-crafted accessories and products for dogs and dog-lovers. Featuring finds from top designers and artists, there's something for every pup.

Our favorite find so far? This gorgeous
Raspberry Macaroon ID tag from "What the Pup":

Head over to ArtsyDog to check out more from What the Pup and other featured artists.

Let us know what you find!

From Pawsh Magazine:

There's a new pet site in town and we must say we're smitten with this concept! It is the recently launched designer dog shopping marketplace where you can find beautiful handcrafted canine creations, dog designers and artists! A shopping haven for the modern dog lover, ArtsyDog is a must visit for anyone who is looking for a unique gift for the special someone in their lives! So take a moment and browse around if you can!

August 07, 2011

Bitches in Pearls gets a review!

Artsydog seller, Bitches in Pearls has a new review on Trendhunter!

I don’t own any pets, but you can rest assured that if I had a female dog, I’d only buy collars from Bitches in Pearls. The novelty of the name alone is enough to warrant dog owners’ business, but the unique canine jewelry purveyor actually sells stunning necklaces for your four-legged friend, all made from pearls.
The necklaces found at the Bitches in Pearls store retail between $85 to $130, but you can’t put a price on telling people that you shop at a place called “Bitches in Pearls.”
Implications - Consumers are humanizing their pets by dressing them up in human-like jewelry and apparel. This is because consumers feel genuine empathetic bonds with their household companions and are willing to spend disposable income on bettering their pets' welfare. Corporations may consider producing a line of pet-related wares in order to generate revenue.

August 02, 2011

People Are Talking About Artsydog!

Artsydog has been getting some rave reviews lately and rightly so! The sellers on artsydog work hard to create beautiful and unique products for your pets. Here is who's talking about us...

From Trend Hunter:
ArtsyDog is a website devoted to expanding the successful Etsy model to include hand-crafted pet products and my dog is already excited!
Managed by Sheila Bredin, a Canadian entrepreneur and pet-lover, ArtsyDog connects talented artisans, sculptors and inventors with loveable dogs (at least, their owners). You’ll find a huge selection of paintings, clothing, toys and edibles in the ArtsyDog marketplace ready and awaiting your pampered poodles.
But dogs aren’t the only winners in this story—you may not know it, but there’s always an abundance of devoted animal lovers who happen to be skilled craftspeople. Thanks to the social marketplace of ArtsyDog, there is an effective meeting place where cash, crafts and canines can finally meet.
To top it all off, a percentage of the website’s sales will be forwarded to one of two animal charity organizations: Kiva or the Farley Foundation.

From Incredible Things:
There’s no question that Etsy is amazing. While there are certainly plenty of pet products in the handmade marketplace, there’s definitely room for a site that is dedicated to showcasing beautiful handcrafted canine products. Selling goods created by a variety of talented artisans, Artsydog is a Canadian company created by Sheila Bredin. From custom pet portraits to clothing and accessories for your pampered pup, there’s no shortage of unique pet products. Best of all, a portion of the sales from the site will be donated to Kiva and The Farley Foundation.

Today's edition of Artsy Fartsy Friday features a WHOLE SHOP full of lots of different artists who create DOG ART and ONLY DOG ART!  How cool is that???  (Um, sorry kitties ;\) 
Artsy Dog is a new online shop for dog lovers and is only a few months old so this is just the beginning!  Here is just a sampling of the awesome handcrafted goodness that you'll find at Artsy Dog right now.  New items and artists are being added all the time.  You might even recognize a couple of the artists in the online shop ;)

August 01, 2011

Facebook Cutest Dog Picture Contest

...And the winner is...


Sweet, little Lilly and her owner, Amber Davis will receive a Burberry style collar and leash from the artsydog shop, r.e.stowe


Second place was Montana and Sierra, Eric Albright
Third Place was Lois Loincourt.

Thank you to everyone for participating and stay tuned for future contests from!