Artist Diana Sudyka

Canine Culture

HuMom has a box where she keeps odd & quirky stickers, stamps, labels & other small bits in.  She said she finds inspiration in them.  She doesn’t know what they will become but feels their creative pawtential.  This is much like how today’s artist creates her works of art using collected vintage stamps to inspire her wonderfully wooftastic pieces.

Chicago based illustrator Diana Sudyka has both her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking & Master of Fine Arts.  She worked as an intaglio printmaker for years at the Big Cat Press & would use the equipment for her own work after hours.  Intaglio is the family of printing & printmaking techniques in which the image is carved into a surface & the carved line or sunken area holds the ink. It is the opposite of a relief print, where the parts of the impression that make the image stand above the main surface.

Diana Sudyka selects a stamp as her inspiration, but without a specific idea of the painting that she will create from it.  “I let the stamp inform the subject matter & color palette. It’s a very intuitive process. The stamp is really just a stepping off point to get my imagination going.” There is also the narrative text & phases she adds that I know pawsitively doglite my huMom.

Let’s have a look at what I have sniffed out.

Do you have a box or container in which you keep collected inspiration?

Have a pawsome weekend. We remain under “stay at home” orders. Stay safe.

CEO Olivia


Multimedia Artist Debbie Lawson

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Welcome to Friday everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Just when I thought I’d sniffed out every type of art, I dug up something new. Sculptures made from carpets.

Artist Debbie Lawson is a Scottish-born multimedia artist.  Her work is one of color &  an exploration of the imagination that takes the viewer on a journey through the cultural traditions surrounding objects in our everyday lives. Her artwork takes the familiar & transforms it into something unexpected. Debbie Lawson states her aim is to rouse emotion in the viewer; take them to their inner spaces while merging a two-dimensional world with a three-dimensional one.

Lawson does so by using traditional Persian carpets & Oriental rugs. She transforms them into pawtastic three-dimensional sculptures that are wooftastic. Using chicken wire & masking tape & layers of luscious carpets, Lawson creates life-size renditions of animals that pawsitively jump out of the fabric at you. Her sculptures fuse the human-made world with the world of plants & animals in a wagnificently imaginative way.

Let’s have a look.

You can sniff out more of Debbie Lawson’s carpeted creatures on her websiteInstagram.

Have a pawsome weekend. We are under “stay at home” orders. Stay safe.

CEO Olivia

Pet Portraits By Little Humans

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Today I’m sharing some pawsitively odd looking pet pawtraits. What makes them odd looking is the original sketches come from young humans.

“Things I Have Drawn” imagines a world in which the things little humans draw are real. It all started as a small project between a dad named Tom Curtis & his two sons, Dom & Al. Tom would take his son’s drawings & with a little Photoshop rendering he created strange, whimsical, sometimes slightly disturbing pictures. It’s evolved into something much much bigger over time & now parents all over the world send their kid’s drawings in for Tom & his son’s to work their magic.

You can sniff out more on InstagramTwitterFacebook & TikTok.

Have a wooftastic weekend.

CEO Olivia, Dot & Jerry Underfoot 🐾💜🐾