Laura Berger has been one of my favorite artists and illustrators for a number of years, so it’s a bit of an understatement to say that I am majorly excited to welcome her as our Scratchbook artist this month! I just love the creatures and worlds she creates and am especially fond of this illustration she created for Dog Milk!
Laura Berger is an artist and illustrator based in Chicago, USA. Working primarily with gouache, acrylic, and ink, her work is focused on exploring our connections to ourselves,each other, and our environments, and centers around the idea of finding novelty and adventure in everyday life.
Laura has shown her work in group & solo showings around the US, Canada, Belgium,Australia, and New Zealand. She also designs paper goods and products, does freelance illustration work, and paints murals.
Be sure to check out more of her fantastic work on her blog and Flickr account. If you love what you see, pick up a print or two from her Etsy shop!
Editor’s Note: I’ve asked a few of my favorite bloggers to fill in while we make our way to Portland, OR! Please give them a warm, tail-wagging welcome!
Hello dog lovers! It’s Jan from Poppytalk! Being a new dog owner myself, I’m excited to bring some of my favorite handmade pet-themed products I’ve come across lately to Dog Milk! As I hadn’t had a dog since I was a child, I was quite surprised there was so much to learn when it came to dog things. From collars to dishes, we’ve been learning as we go, and who would know there would be so many choices? I’m loving the handmade items the best though, so when Capree asked if I would guest post here, I immediately hopped over to Etsy to find some faves. (I’ve added a couple of fun DIYs!) Let’s take a look shall we?
The cool kids at Petswag just launched a new collection of super rad silk-screened dog breed posters, with more breeds on the way. Dogs and typography, y’all! What’s not to love? Check ‘em out and see if your fave breed is in the mix!
Alma Loveland is a Canadian designer and illustrator living in Utah. She works closely with her husband Mike at their studio, Ollibird, where they create apps, printable artwork, and toys. (Check out their recently-funded project on Kickstarter!)
This year as a personal challenge, Alma has been making a pattern (almost!) every day, and sharing them on Instagram under the hashtag #365patterns. Her patterns cover a wide variety of subjects, not the least of which are dogs, and today we are super excited to share some of her canine-inspired illustrations! Read on to see more and hear the inspiration behind each pattern!
These dog paintings are just the icing on the cake in this perfectly cozy, old-world-meets-modern home in California. Be sure to take a tour of this amazing space (and see if you can spot some other fun dog accessories) over on Apartment Therapy!
I’ve got a major art crush on these paintings by Portland-based artist Jennifer Mercede. The colors! The dogs! Their little quotes! It’s all just too good.
Arran Gregory is an illustrator and sculptor based in London whose work I am absolutely obsessed with. I mean… faceted, dog-themed sculptures?! AWESOME.