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Artdog Quote of the Week

May the year to come be a time of success for you!

IMAGE CREDIT: Many thanks to Wedding Photography + Design.

Photo of Interest: Questions


How many times have you asked the question? Did you think you were setting Fido up for anxiety?

IMAGE CREDIT: Many thanks to the ever-fruitful resource known as the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Facebook page. 🙂

Waiting for Santa

Here’s a sentimental Christmas Eve greeting for Ol’ St. Nick:

IMAGE CREDIT: Much gratitude to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Facebook page for this little gem! And PLEASE REMEMBER the holidays offer few breaks for our emergency responders. Many thanks to them–and may they be safe out there, keeping our holidays peaceful!

Artdog Quote of the Week

On this, my birthday, I am rededicating myself to making sure it’s not boring.
 IMAGE CREDIT: Many thanks to Word Porn’s Facebook page for this quote and its graphic presentation.

Artdog Photo of Interest: Happy Birthday

I’m not saying how young I am, but just know that many awesome people have been born in December. Including me.


IMAGE CREDIT: Many thanks to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Facebook page, created by law enforcement officers with a great sense of humor, who clearly appreciate their K9s. 

Artdog Quote of the Week

IMAGE CREDIT: Many thanks to Wedding Photography + Design.

Photo of Interest: When you see it . . .

I don’t have a “Like” button on my page (I’m tempted to try to rig one, but I’m not up on my Flash programming), but I thought you still might get a kick out of testing your powers of observation:


IMAGE CREDIT: Many thanks to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Facebook page.

This Week’s Art Fair Delight: Kevin Erhard

I encountered the artist Kevin Erhard at the Art Westport show in Kansas City, MO. I’m a dog-lover anyway, and his whimsical pooches just totally made me smile. I hope you’ll enjoy them too. 
The whimsy of the ceramics was what pulled me in; the variety, expressiveness, and lively sense of humor kept me happily looking for a while. 
Not only did Kevin agree to let me feature his work, he also has a website where you can see more than just this small collection. Take a look at his gallery on Earth & Cloud Studio‘s site.
It’s better to see original artwork in person. Kevin and his wife Machiko, who also is a talented potter, live in Overland Park, KS and have a studio in their home.

NOTE: Earth & Cloud Studio is hosting a Studio Sale THIS WEEKEND! Meet Kevin, his potter-wife Machiko, and more of their work in Overland Park, Friday through Sunday Dec. 12-14, 2014, or Saturday Dec. 20! See their “Event” page for more details.
Earth & Cloud Studio is represented in the Kansas City area by The Phoenix Gallery on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO, and in Colorado by Pinon Hill Art Gallery in La Veta, and The Pottery Studio Gallery in Littleton.
According to the Earth & Cloud Studio websiteKevin Erhard was born in Minnesota and grew up in Olathe, KS. He attended Johnson Community College for his Associate degree and worked for Ceramics department as a studio technician. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He was an Artist in Residency at Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA and now is back in Kansas enjoying making his art work.” 
IMAGE CREDITS: All artwork featured in this post is the work of Kevin Erhard, and the images are posted here with his permission. These artworks and others may be seen Kevin’s website. A visit there will be time well spent!

Artdog Quote of the Week

IMAGE CREDIT: Many thanks to Word Porn’s Facebook page for the graphic presentation of this quote.

Photo of Interest: Pearl Harbor, 1941

73 years ago tomorrow (Dec. 7, 1941) was the “Day that shall live in infamy.”

IMAGE CREDIT: Many thanks to the LA Times for this image. To see a Pearl Harbor slide show go to their tribute page.

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