Friday, March 26, 2010

Doggone Wonderful

This is our dog, Chunky. He loves his pillow bed, but not as much as he loves his tennis ball. And as much as he loves his tennis ball, which is a whole lot, he loves my husband even more. So I had this fantastic idea. I custom-ordered a keepsake of Chunky with his favorite things for my husband. I had been dying to purchase something from elukka on Etsy, and this was the perfect excuse. Szilvia, the sculptor/artist behind the endearing dogs at elukka, was absolutely wonderful. I sent her the above picture of Chunky, and she meticulously sculpted him out of clay.

There he is, cuddling his tennis ball and sleeping on his green pillow bed (he has a green one, too). My husband LOVED it!

If you like dogs, especially dogs with lots of personality, don't waste any time and go visit elukka. The shop is filled with doggie trinket dishes, vases, tiles, jewelry and sculptures. Szilvia also makes the most darling little houses.

A sampling of her other works of art:


  1. how cool is that...i love it lauren...

  2. How wonderful! Will keep this artist in mind for the future.

  3. so cute! I'm so glad I got to see it...I love those miniature houses's a mini village. : )

  4. Oooh thanks for sharing! That vase is the coolest! Hearted it!

  5. It was a pleasure Lauren! I´ll show you photos of my new lampwork doggie earrings soon! Hugs: Szilvia

  6. Gorgeous work! I especially love the dog in the water. How adorable is that?

    Your doggy is so sweet! He looks soft and comfy.