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Etsy Pets: Amber Alexander’s Poodles

Jun 8, 2010

by amberalexander

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paperinstyle_bio2.jpgCeylan works as a full-time engineer while also running two Etsy shops in her spare time: paperinstyle and packageinstyle. She currently resides in Rhode Island with her husband Cenk and their dog, Bonita. Ceylan recently started her blog, paper in style, and has been hosting an interview series each month. While browsing Etsy for inspiration, she realized that several of her favorite shops talked about their pets in their profiles. As a dog owner participating in fund raising and volunteerism for animals, she could understand how important their pets were to them. Ceylan was happy to share the pet love with Etsy’s Blog. Here’s her interview with Etsy seller amberalexander, whose whimsical animal paintings are accompanied by fantastical descriptions.

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What is your name and your shop name?
My name is Amber Alexander and my shop is amberalexander.

What are your dogs’ names?

Olin and Isabelle (Izzy for short).

What is the story behind your dog’s names?
Olin was named after my late grandmother’s brother, and it was perfect for this little old soul. Isabelle is my mother’s middle name.


How long have you had Olin and Izzy?
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These pups have been with me for 2.5 years.

What activities do they enjoy? 
Driving me insane, playing with their toys, wrestling, running, eating, sleeping, bugging the groundhogs and exploring the forest.

What are their favorite treats?
Venison jerky.

What do they do when you are creating?
Sleep…or bark at people running by.

What is the best part of having pets?
Constant humor! A day doesn’t go by that I don’t crack up watching their antics. They are also huge cuddlers and remind me to lighten up.

What story would you like to share about your pets?
Olin and Izzy like to take showers. We get a lot of snow here in the winter, and as they are poodles, the snow sticks to them and creates snowballs. The only way to get rid of these is a warm shower. When they come in from playing outside in the winter they head right for the shower as if to say, “I could really use a warm shower right about now!”

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Is your work inspired by your pets?
My work is inspired by my pets in many ways. First and foremost, their attitudes — cocky, sheepish, entitled, innocent, eager, sneaky — all go into my paintings. I envision many of their emotions and attitudes in other animals in my work. For instance, I can capture Izzy’s innocent “Who, me?” look and put it into a bird or a rabbit painting. Queen Isabelle was inspired by Izzy’s persona. Izzy doesn’t wear bows in her fur or carry a fan but she does lounge on the furniture and thinks she’s queen!

Thanks to paperinstyle for sharing her pet-centric interview with amberalexander.
Visit paperinstyle.com for more interviews and design inspiration.
Do your furry loved ones craft with you? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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Abstract Floral -Peach, aqua, rose -  Abstract painting -print of original
Abstract Floral -Peach, aqua, rose - Abstract painting -print of original
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Parfait - Rabbit Art
Parfait - Rabbit Art
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
botanical art-flowers, floral-pink -cottage decor-modern-"Spring No. 2" large archival print of original painting, contemporary botanical
botanical art-flowers, floral-pink -cottage decor-modern-"Spring No. 2" large archival print of original painting, contemporary botanical
amberalexander
$35.00 USD
Black Bear Art, bear art, bear painting- "Byron" - bear with tea
Black Bear Art, bear art, bear painting- "Byron" - bear with tea
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
whimsical animal art- children's room- Eunice - Cat art-
whimsical animal art- children's room- Eunice - Cat art-
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Hermit Thrush Large Print
Hermit Thrush Large Print
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Owl art, owl painting, owl watercolor painting- Owl art- Spotted Owl -large print after original watercolor
Owl art, owl painting, owl watercolor painting- Owl art- Spotted Owl -large print after original watercolor
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Jack in the Pulpit - Botanical archival Art print, gardening
Jack in the Pulpit - Botanical archival Art print, gardening
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Blue Jay Portrait - Archival Print of original watercolor - nursery art, bird lover
Blue Jay Portrait - Archival Print of original watercolor - nursery art, bird lover
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
American Robin Painting-  watercolor print, bird watercolor
American Robin Painting- watercolor print, bird watercolor
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Pileated Woodpecker watercolor painting-Archival print- Woodpecker art
Pileated Woodpecker watercolor painting-Archival print- Woodpecker art
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
bird art, plants, colorful, peach, green, lavender,Grackle and Succulents Archival garden art print
bird art, plants, colorful, peach, green, lavender,Grackle and Succulents Archival garden art print
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
fox art, fox watercolor, Watercolor painting- reproduction- "Foxes and Ferns" print of watercolor painting
fox art, fox watercolor, Watercolor painting- reproduction- "Foxes and Ferns" print of watercolor painting
amberalexander
$35.00 USD
landscape painting, farm, country, wall art, decor, green, red, pink, farmhouse-"Little Barn" archival reproduction of original painting
landscape painting, farm, country, wall art, decor, green, red, pink, farmhouse-"Little Barn" archival reproduction of original painting
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Sledding Cat - print of watercolor
Sledding Cat - print of watercolor
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Wild Turkeys in the Straw - Archival print of watercolor, bird art
Wild Turkeys in the Straw - Archival print of watercolor, bird art
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Bear art, bear watercolor painting, bear print, bears dancing- Waltz - Dancing Bears- print
Bear art, bear watercolor painting, bear print, bears dancing- Waltz - Dancing Bears- print
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Rosebud- Cat Art, Kitty with Pearls, children, decor
Rosebud- Cat Art, Kitty with Pearls, children, decor
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Moths No. 2        large print
Moths No. 2 large print
amberalexander
$35.00 USD
seashell art, Summer cottage Decor, seashell, minimalist, cottage chic, beach house, ocean
seashell art, Summer cottage Decor, seashell, minimalist, cottage chic, beach house, ocean
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Little Burp, baby and  mother archival print,nursery, children, art
Little Burp, baby and mother archival print,nursery, children, art
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Fox Art - Lady Fiona - watercolor print - Illustrious Forest Collection
Fox Art - Lady Fiona - watercolor print - Illustrious Forest Collection
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Moths No. 3  print of Watercolor Painting, natural history art
Moths No. 3 print of Watercolor Painting, natural history art
amberalexander
$35.00 USD
Lunch Break- Rabbit Art, children, decor, nursery, easter
Lunch Break- Rabbit Art, children, decor, nursery, easter
amberalexander
$35.00 USD
Seahorse art- Archival print, nautical decor
Seahorse art- Archival print, nautical decor
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Walking on Cat Feet Archival print - cat watercolor
Walking on Cat Feet Archival print - cat watercolor
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Octopus no. 2 l print of Watercolor painting
Octopus no. 2 l print of Watercolor painting
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
In the Water- Archival print, landscape
In the Water- Archival print, landscape
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Raven Archival Print
Raven Archival Print
amberalexander
$35.00 USD
Genghis Khitten-archival  art print
Genghis Khitten-archival art print
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
cat art- little Inky Riding hood print of watercolor
cat art- little Inky Riding hood print of watercolor
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Mice on My Mind- Owl Art
Mice on My Mind- Owl Art
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Raspberry- Pink Giraffe Art
Raspberry- Pink Giraffe Art
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
September Fox Limited Edition  Archival Fox Art Print of original watercolor
September Fox Limited Edition Archival Fox Art Print of original watercolor
amberalexander
$35.00 USD
dog art, dog print, dog watercolor, dog painting- "Stroll"- Baby, mother, dog art, nursery, children
dog art, dog print, dog watercolor, dog painting- "Stroll"- Baby, mother, dog art, nursery, children
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
holiday decor, cat art, winter, Snow Kitten - Holiday decor, cat art
holiday decor, cat art, winter, Snow Kitten - Holiday decor, cat art
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Red Tailed Hawk Archival Print of Watercolor
Red Tailed Hawk Archival Print of Watercolor
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Messenger- pigeon art
Messenger- pigeon art
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
dark, goth, halloween decor- Hattie Albino- White Rabbit Art
dark, goth, halloween decor- Hattie Albino- White Rabbit Art
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Squirrel art, squirrel art print, squirrel watercolor print, squirrel print, squirrel with drink, "Duncan"
Squirrel art, squirrel art print, squirrel watercolor print, squirrel print, squirrel with drink, "Duncan"
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Pearl- large Archival Print
Pearl- large Archival Print
amberalexander
$35.00 USD
Feather painting, feather art, feather watercolor art print-Turkey Feathers print of original watercolor painting
Feather painting, feather art, feather watercolor art print-Turkey Feathers print of original watercolor painting
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
feather art - Gold Laced Wyandotte Feather- print
feather art - Gold Laced Wyandotte Feather- print
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Cat Art-cat watercolor, -"Dreamer" Archival Print, children, decor, nursery decor, brown, grey
Cat Art-cat watercolor, -"Dreamer" Archival Print, children, decor, nursery decor, brown, grey
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Looker- , alligator art, alligator watercolor
Looker- , alligator art, alligator watercolor
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Dolly- deer Art, children, room, decor
Dolly- deer Art, children, room, decor
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Olive- Flapper Squirrel Archival Print, art
Olive- Flapper Squirrel Archival Print, art
amberalexander
$22.00 USD
Aunt Bunny - Rabbit Art  large print
Aunt Bunny - Rabbit Art large print
amberalexander
$35.00 USD

129 comments

  • kissadesign

    kissadesign said 6 years ago

    I've always admired your charming work! Thank you for sharing a couple of your inspirations (Olin and Isabelle) with us... so cute!

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord said 6 years ago

    What cute paintings! Love the dancing bears.:)

  • newtknees

    newtknees said 6 years ago

    Love the rabbit paintings! From sassy red-dress bunny to mama bunny...love them!

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber said 6 years ago

    These are the cutuest paintings! This is the first I have seen your shop and I absolutely love your work.

  • pixestreasurechest

    pixestreasurechest said 6 years ago

    Love it! Poodles Rule! My Standard, Sophie, is always giving me those same looks...And when she needs to actually move off the couch, she gives me the "Do you really think I'm moving" look!

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 6 years ago

    cute :)

  • SoxAndPatches

    SoxAndPatches said 6 years ago

    your paintings are so whimsical and sweet! And your dogs are adorable! Love the sleeping pose on the chair.

  • amberalexander

    amberalexander said 6 years ago

    When I tell Izzy to get off the bed, she gives me the "surely, you jest" look :)

  • DonPipino

    DonPipino said 6 years ago

    Super!!!Love the dancing bears!

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 6 years ago

    Love it!

  • ShebboDesign

    ShebboDesign said 6 years ago

    Super paintings! Amberalexander has already been one of my favorite shop! Rabbit paintings are soo cute!

  • BoydemTreasures

    BoydemTreasures said 6 years ago

    Great paintings! love the mama rabit!

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 6 years ago

    Love Amber's work and hearing of her inspiration!

  • bread

    bread said 6 years ago

    My cat is intrigued by my creating process and is always there rolling around on stuff she shouldnt be.And also that poor timed elbow nudge when Im cutting or drawing something detailed.brat.

  • phydeaux

    phydeaux said 6 years ago

    Yay Amber! As well as Olin and Izzy! I'm a huge fan - Amber is an incredible talent. Great series, Ceylan!

  • marysgranddaughter

    marysgranddaughter said 6 years ago

    Congrats to you and your beautiful work Amber!!! xoxo cindy

  • pattihaskins

    pattihaskins said 6 years ago

    purrrrrrrrrrrrr.....................

  • loopyboopy

    loopyboopy said 6 years ago

    love the saucy pink poodle!! wonderful story

  • cutiepiecompany

    cutiepiecompany said 6 years ago

    Fantastic article, Yay Amber!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 6 years ago

    Oh, I do love her work!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 6 years ago

    You have to look at karofarms-the best pics!!!! Love the kids walking on animals and the best one: hen poop those little kitties and blue eyes and teeny tiny pups and kits are soooooo cute!!!! Great work Amber!

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 6 years ago

    I love Amber's work!!!

  • futurowoman

    futurowoman said 6 years ago

    So fun!!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article Amber!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Great work your dogs have such character no wonder they feature in your work. I love those dancing bears!

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 6 years ago

    And, who do you think my shop is named after????? Adore amberalexander's work; one of my most favorite artists on etsy. PS each one of my dogs (4 of them!)is part poodle. :)

  • yaelfran

    yaelfran said 6 years ago

    Amazing!!! I just adore Amberalexander art. Congrats!!!!

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article, I enjoyed reading it a lot :) I also adore her work!

  • circlecreekhome

    circlecreekhome said 6 years ago

    Very lovely work and interview! Thanks for sharing.

  • LoveandDream

    LoveandDream said 6 years ago

    Thanks for this great article! :)

  • letterhappy

    letterhappy said 6 years ago

    how adorable! i ran across ceylan's work a few weeks ago and i stayed in her shop for a LONG time. i absolutely love her paintings! my little fuzzy (macy) says hi to your fuzzies! :)

  • Starrbeads

    Starrbeads said 6 years ago

    You have that magic touch to capture everything wonderful, quirky, fun and beautiful about critters! Love your work!-Rachelle

  • kittyanydots

    kittyanydots said 6 years ago

    i am a fan of amberalexander's art and animals too :)

  • kaylovesvintage

    kaylovesvintage said 6 years ago

    some very cute ones

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns said 6 years ago

    that poodle portrait is so chic! Lovely. <3 Andrea

  • WhiskeyGirlJewels

    WhiskeyGirlJewels said 6 years ago

    I love the colors in the jellyfish painting!

  • BlueRoseRetro

    BlueRoseRetro said 6 years ago

    Those dogs are just too cute and I am a big fan of Amber's creative talents. Thanks for sharing.

  • janethillstudio

    janethillstudio said 6 years ago

    What a treat to learn where some of her inspiration comes from. A true talent!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 6 years ago

    the picture and painting of the poodle in the chair is so cute. makes me smile.

  • craftscafe

    craftscafe said 6 years ago

    Dancing bears, you are adorable!

  • PrintablesShop

    PrintablesShop said 6 years ago

    The animal art is a real joy. I love the dancing bears!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Great article!

  • ChatterBoxArt

    ChatterBoxArt said 6 years ago

    From the moment I saw Amber's work I loved it. "Thank you Amber for sharing your heart's inspiration with us."

  • allthepreciousthings

    allthepreciousthings said 6 years ago

    Love your work, Amber!

  • thebeadedlily

    thebeadedlily said 6 years ago

    My cockatoo helps me sort out all of the weakest beads and destroys them so that they don't ruin my jewelry . . . What? That's not what you meant by help?

  • adrienneaudrey

    adrienneaudrey said 6 years ago

    poodles taking showers... ridiculously funny!

  • OpulentOddities

    OpulentOddities said 6 years ago

    I love your work! Your poodles are cute babies!

  • CarlaLovato

    CarlaLovato said 6 years ago

    Nice article, love your work!

  • shecological

    shecological said 6 years ago

    OMG!! Congrats on a wonderful article and adorable pets!

  • revampedart

    revampedart said 6 years ago

    Very cool. My husband and I have been talking about getting a poodle one day, they have great personalities.

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 6 years ago

    great article and artwork!

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques said 6 years ago

    Love the poodles.. Your work is awesome.

  • 6catsart

    6catsart said 6 years ago

    great story and love your art.

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia said 6 years ago

    Great interview! I've been in love with Amber Alexander's artwork for quite some time!

  • undermyfeet

    undermyfeet said 6 years ago

    Nice interview and fun art work.

  • luckypups

    luckypups said 6 years ago

    Great Article! My dog inspires my shop also! :)

  • ifanhour

    ifanhour said 6 years ago

    Love amberalexander! Great article, thanks for reporting.

  • seaofbees

    seaofbees said 6 years ago

    precious!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 6 years ago

    how wonderful to know about Amber's two delightful and fun inspirations! Her work has great personality and style :) ha ha - just love that shower scene scenario! My shop would not be what it is without Arabella and Wesley my two rescue rabbits. All my stories for the baby hares, squirrels, felines etc, plus my Priceless and Evdokia stories all come from real non-fiction beings (fur and no-fur). I have merely changed the names!

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    :( I wish I could get a dog :( Animals improve the quality of life. I love them. ♥

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 6 years ago

    WOW!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 6 years ago

    Life just wouldn't be the same without our furbabies. None of mine really believe they're animals, they all think they're people in little furry suits!

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 6 years ago

    Love this! Our pets are like family! They are a big part of our lives! This is wonderful, thanks!

  • ForeverGlassFlowers

    ForeverGlassFlowers said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article! My baby is a 7 month old German Shepherd. He follows me everywhere, although it took him a while to get comfortable with the sound of me drilling glass plates!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 6 years ago

    Sweet! Gotta love those 4-legged family members!!

  • Fishstikks

    Fishstikks said 6 years ago

    Long been a fan of Ambers work but LOVED the insight you've shared here!! Thanks!

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 6 years ago

    ahhhhh love the animals/pets. i have been watching a mother bird and her nest in my backyard. :)

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    Great interview with one of my favorite artists on Etsy! Thank you!

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 6 years ago

    Amber Alexander is my FAVORITE Etsy seller. Period. I want her whole store! ;D

  • paperholiday

    paperholiday said 6 years ago

    Ah...I love animals!

  • tasteslikepurple

    tasteslikepurple said 6 years ago

    <==== my muse and ruler of the universe.

  • centralbarkdesigns

    centralbarkdesigns said 6 years ago

    great interview.My business began because my dog needed a new placemat. Pets are the best!

  • TheMerchantMariner

    TheMerchantMariner said 6 years ago

    Wonderful artwork and such a cute doggie!

  • lucysnowephotography

    lucysnowephotography said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about Amber's two inspirations!!!

  • chanyeevon

    chanyeevon said 6 years ago

    The way Izzy lounging on the couch is so funny and cute XD

  • metroretrovintage

    metroretrovintage said 6 years ago

    I am a long time fan of Amber's work -- hearting and enjoying her soulful animal paintings. :)

  • Furiousdreams

    Furiousdreams said 6 years ago

    Fun portraits of pooches! Thanks for the great article.

  • RiverBazaar

    RiverBazaar said 6 years ago

    Pets do make such pleasant and fun companions. I have a doodle aka labradoodle (Poodle/lab) that looks very much like the fotos...esp. the dirt and the sleep pose in the chair. My girl was a freebie off of CL. The best thing ever!

  • rainpeople

    rainpeople said 6 years ago

    ...the photo of the poodle next to the painting is BRILLIANT!!!...XO

  • DevineDesignStudios

    DevineDesignStudios said 6 years ago

    Dogs pull right at my heart strings every time, it was fun to read this interview and look at all the pooch art!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    Amberalexander is one of my favorite sellers on Etsy, could fill up my home with her artwork. We love animals at the farm and her pictures speak to us as pet lovers. Great article Thanks.

  • HoldTheWire

    HoldTheWire said 6 years ago

    Amber's work is delightful! The animals have such sweet personalities. That real poodle in the chair next to the poodle painting is so funny!

  • tinahdee

    tinahdee said 6 years ago

    so proud of you Amber!

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass said 6 years ago

    The shower story cracked me up.

  • BodaciousBiddies

    BodaciousBiddies said 6 years ago

    Awesome paitings and you capture their purrsonality so well! I can sure relate to volunteering and being inspired by animals. Have a few furry friends myself...all rescued mostly from shelters. They are the light of my life and inspiration for much of what I create!

  • davisdesignsau

    davisdesignsau said 6 years ago

    :-) i was just conversing with another Etsian earlier about our very human-like retrievers who we adore... wish i could paint some of mine's habits! They really are quite unique and funny! Love the way you have brought out your animals very personalities, Amber! Absolutely Fabulous!!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Amber, I admire your wonderful paintings since the first day I discovered Etsy. They are magical!!

  • licoricewits

    licoricewits said 6 years ago

    Great artist, wonderful story!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    The bird paintings are so beautiful! Animal art with real personality in each piece is fun and wonderful.

  • Cance

    Cance said 6 years ago

    adorable! i have two dogs...they don't have much artistic talent. but they're gorgeous. which in turn inspired me to start creating pet portraits :D

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 6 years ago

    what a great interview-thanks for sharing- the poodle rocks : )

  • sharonclancydesigns

    sharonclancydesigns said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing the story of your lovely pups and how they inspire you. I too have been a fan since day one here on etsy. I am always amazed every time you introduce a new animal character. Willamina is gorgeous! A big congrats on this feature!

  • kristenmarieartworks

    kristenmarieartworks said 6 years ago

    Love art that makes me smile!

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

    Love AmberAlexander. My daughter had one of her prints hanging in her home when I visited. The dancing bears are along time favorite. She's an amazing illustrator!

  • robinsnesttreasures

    robinsnesttreasures said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your article! Your work deserves great recognition! I love your animal paintings, especially the birds and the bunnies, and although I do not own any yet, when I move into a new home this fall, I will be purchasing at least one of them to grace my walls. They do indeed make me smile! Keep up the great work girl -- Robin

  • jenmaestre

    jenmaestre said 6 years ago

    karofarms is killing me with donkey and kid cutenesses! Can I come visit?

  • CreationsBySBDesigns

    CreationsBySBDesigns said 6 years ago

    love this collection especially the rabbit art new mama and love the really cute puppy....

  • PlanetFur

    PlanetFur said 6 years ago

    Lovely story! I love AmberAlexanders's work and I am the proud owner of Autumn Owl, beautiful! When I'm at work for my shop, our cat Molly always sits/sleeps on a chair next to me. I can't work without her by my side, I love her to bits!

  • studiololo2

    studiololo2 said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about and seening Amber's muses! Many of my card designs feature cats I've had in the past. I'm going to be doing a series on my crazy dog, Emma. That ought to keep me busy for a while! Great interview. I've sent many of Amber's cards ;)

  • capitalcitycrafts

    capitalcitycrafts said 6 years ago

    Great story! pets help us in so many ways that we don't know...

  • lindasmartstudio

    lindasmartstudio said 6 years ago

    Your artwork is really beautiful and your love of animals shines through. (see p9 of my favorite items).

  • dippylulu

    dippylulu said 6 years ago

    Love Amber's work and yay for a Vermont seller!

  • steampunkjunksupply

    steampunkjunksupply said 6 years ago

    Love your work Amber. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • jillhannah

    jillhannah said 6 years ago

    Dogs are awesome. Fabulous feature. My 11-year-old rescue mutt Freud likes to be a huge part of my Etsy life. When I craft on the floor, he sits in the middle of it. When I take photos, he sneaks into shots whenever possible. He also prompted my dog/cat hoodie knitting addiction. Warm furry love is an excellent muse!

  • treelinedesigns

    treelinedesigns said 6 years ago

    Too cute! AmberAlexander was already one of my favorites!!Enjoy seeing your pets, I know my pug-Zoey and my bullypei-Zira keep me motivated!

  • Tumus

    Tumus said 6 years ago

    love those paintings, very charming!

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 6 years ago

    Animals are the best subjects, aren't they? We've rescued 2 gorgeous yellow labs and we just adore them! Great work and love the pup!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 6 years ago

    I love this series Ceylan! And what a beautiful shop (and dogs).

  • eklecticxplosion

    eklecticxplosion said 6 years ago

    These warm and Fuzzy Guys Warm My Heart! Animals Soooooooo Rock;)

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison said 6 years ago

    I've got a poodle too, called Charlie. He found us: he was abandoned, wet and hungry but he has given us back such love in return - tenfold at least! I just love your art - it makes me smile, and you capture each animal perfectly.

  • MarvelousMelissa

    MarvelousMelissa said 6 years ago

    Itty Bitty and Aven are my constant companions in my creative process. They excel as catnip "testers," remind when its time to take a break to play fetch, try to proofread what I am typing, and are great late night companions when the rest of the house is asleep.

  • JanesGemCreations

    JanesGemCreations said 6 years ago

    Fantastic art work! Sooo creative. The albino squirrel is my favorite.

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 6 years ago

    Beautiful & fun art work!

  • authorsdaughter

    authorsdaughter said 6 years ago

    They are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the shy squirrel in her blue formal attire and gloves

  • NewMoonStudio

    NewMoonStudio said 6 years ago

    Lovely work and great interview!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 6 years ago

    Adorable! Thanks 4 sharing!

  • LulaMatilda

    LulaMatilda said 6 years ago

    Ceylan, your little dog looks like mine! I have a bichon-poodle mix named Lula Matilda. I named my etsy shop after her!

  • SiriusFun

    SiriusFun said 6 years ago

    Excellent and humorous article! I love hearing about Amner's inspirations!

  • FolkArtFromFlorida

    FolkArtFromFlorida said 6 years ago

    The flapper squirrel is divine, but I love them all! My best friend growing up was a standard poodle, Harmony. I agree, poodles are the most expressive animals. Almost human.

  • DistressingDelilah

    DistressingDelilah said 6 years ago

    Love Amber's work, and can so relate to the doggie thing!

  • gypsycraft

    gypsycraft said 6 years ago

    Amber, you work such magic in your animal paintings! Great interview!!

  • DeborahJulian

    DeborahJulian said 6 years ago

    Beautiful art work. I love A Hard Day.

  • DamselflyStudio

    DamselflyStudio said 6 years ago

    Poodles have the most amazing personality. They are empaths, and can read your moods. Their intelligence is uncanny. Un-nerving at times! Amber, your work reminds me of Beatrix Potter, and Tasha Tudor. So lovely, full of life and character.

  • carolforsythca

    carolforsythca said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article. Just love your sweet paintings. You must have a amazing imagination.

  • christineF74

    christineF74 said 6 years ago

    Totally amazing stuff! When I have babies one day I'll be contacting you for lots of your stuff to plaster their rooms! I can just see a child's room covered in your work, how totally magical. You are very talented -thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us.

  • leeannsattic

    leeannsattic said 6 years ago

    Amber, What wonderful, whimsical creations! Rabbits, Rabbits and more Rabbits! Got to love them! You truly have a God-Given talent! In awe, Lee

  • thedoggiehouse

    thedoggiehouse said 6 years ago

    WAO soooo beautifuls paints....

  • TutusChic

    TutusChic said 6 years ago

    I love your work and I have a poodle that looks like yours too! Her name is Gigi.

  • fROSTYSjEAN

    Jean said 2 years ago

    Mh 21 year old white poodle Mr. Frosty went to the groomer today he looks great but she cut him several times Im sad never has that happen before He is my best friend and I am really old he was at the vet also today he wants to pull the rest of his teeth and do some other surgery He is in bed waiting for me sound asleep Mr. Frosty looks like your poodle but he is mine You just do beautiful work that is from God bless you

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