Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Black Lab Love

Painting by Dan Craig.      Source

Black Lab Art - Loyal Lab - Black Velvet Stout - 11x14 art print by Krista Brooks

If you have been around the blog a while
you know that we have two dogs,
Cicada, our black lab, 
and Hallie, our Golden.

Cicada or "Cada" joined our family first 
and is now 8.
She came to us the summer of 
our 17-year cicada infestation here in Illinois
and she ate those nasty bugs like they were candy
every day as a puppy, thus the name.

She is a lover. Great personality 
and has an internal time clock
 that you could set your watches to --
reminding you of her feeding time with 
a 3 to 5 minute accuracy.

Don't know HOW she does it.
Funny kid.

Black Lab Art, Max 5x7 print, Labrador Retriever, Dog Art Print

We love her like crazy 
but that is not my reason for this post today
but you will see soon why a
 new piece of art has come
into our home.

Labrador Retriever Art Print of Original Watercolor Painting - 8x10 Black Lab
Wonderful watercolor print by Etsy's
Ron Krajewski 

About a month ago
I got a call from my friend Eric
 who I have referred to as 
"my personal shopper"
here and here.

He was in an antique shop
in Chicago and spied this
watercolor for me.

Sorry about the reflections!

It is HUGE
at four feet tall.
Hard to photograph it
because of the glass
but you can see why we love it!
It's Cada!

Had to share it.
It just kind of works here,
don't you agree?


Pay no attention to my hand in the reflection!


Karena Albert said...

Alison, this work of art is really a treasure and it is Cada!! Really a statement piece!!

The Arts by Karena
Giveaway from The Enchanted Home!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

This is a fabulous piece, and I love that it's so large!

I have a beagle who tells us exactly when to feed her - 4pm on the dot. I'm late now and she's staring me down. Craziest thing EVER!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That's interesting- we were in Illinois that year because our son graduated from Northwestern University and we were literally stepping around those cicadas in parking lots and everywhere. It really was an infestation! That's a great new portrait you picked up and it does have a perfect vibe for your home!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

That is a wonderful find! It is Dada indeed. And the riding attire is so perfect for your home!
We have a Chocolate lab, Vic. Vic will be 5 this June , we rescued him as a pup from the shelter, and like Cada, he's a walking feeding time clock! Weird how they do that .
I paint, so I have painted his portrait. Our 8 month old grand baby just discovered the portrait , it sits at Vic level,(thus crawl level as well) and he's in luv with it.
Happy today!!
Hugs, Gee

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a fabulous new addition Alison!

Sheryl Red Tin Inn said...

I love the post on your Loved Lab. I lost my Lab Beau several months ago..He was 11 and do not tell the Hubby but he was the love of my life. You are so blessed thanks for the share. Sheryl

MarmePurl said...

'just cause' gifts are the best. Nice when someone just knows what you love.

martinealison said...


Je dirais simplement MA G N I F I Q U E !
Je comprends que vous ayez craqué !

❀ Gros bisous ❀

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Labs and Goldens, two of the best dogs ever. They are such lovely, gentle and charming breeds. Your new painting is wonderful! Perfect for your home. Enjoy.