Artist Lisa Ericson

Canine Culture

Welcome to Friday everyone, CEO Olivia repawting. Today I have sniffed out some pawsome paintings by artist Lisa Ericson. Lisa took her first art class when she was only five. Later she studied art at Yale University as an undergraduate. She now lives in Portland, Oregon.

Ericson’s pawtastic paintings are done in acrylics on wood panels. She uses multiple thin layers of paint to build up the images. Depending on the size & detail, a painting can take anywhere from two weeks to a month on a painting.

Ericson’s ideas are often science-inspired, with a surreal twist. She says, “I think of the animals in my paintings as simultaneously representing the natural world & also reflecting our own human struggles & emotions”.

Let’s paws on these few wooftastic examples.

I found these works pawsitively inspiring.

Have a wooftastic weekend.

CEO Olivia

We’re Not Just Toys Any More


Hello everyone, Olivia here, as most of you know I am the Canine Executive Officer (CEO) of Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. When my huMom & I started this business five years ago, our only offering was our wooftastic all natural hemp rope toys.

But we have grown, we now also sell a wide range of supplements for good dogs & cool cats which are made by a pawsome Canadian company called, Omega/Alpha. On top of that we sell Welly Chef all natural base mix. The health & well being of all good dogs & cool cats is impawtant to us.

We are also affiliate partners with both Charlotte’s Web CBD products & CBD Dog Health products. CBD oil is proving to be an effective weapon in the fight against the epilepsy monster.

Speaking of epilepsy, November will be here soon & that means Epilepsy Awareness Month will be here. We will once again be holding an online silent auction to raise money for the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy. It’s our charity of choice. They provide assistance to qualifying families who struggle with the high cost of AED’s (anti epileptic drugs). We share their belief that no one should have to surrender a family member because they can’t afford the medications.

If you haven’t sniffed out my online store in a while please do. Come November, we will be rolling out our silent auction. I hope you pawticipate. Anyone wishing to donate an item(s) can message us here or through our Facebook page, Instagram or email. It’s for a pawtacular cause.

CEO Olivia