Tuesday, July 5, 2011

For Dachshund Lovers

Sassysashadoxie for everything Dachshund

Dachshunds are a very special breed. They're extremely loving, devoted and smart, and have the ability to turn their humans into doxie crazed fans. So for those of you touched by a dachshund and/or appreciate a talented artist, Sassysashadoxie is the shop for you!

Athena with the help of her little dachshund, Sasha run this wonderful shop on Etsy. They began in August, 2008 making items featuring Sasha. Their magnets, bookmarks, cards, tags and stickers are still extremely popular (or pupular, as Sasha would say).

This Proud To Be An American Dog Dachshund combo set includes 2 blank greeting cards and a sheet of 20 round stickers as shown in above photos.

Through the years, Athena has developed her art to include drawings. The attention to detail is amazing. You can look at one of her drawings and see something new each time. I just love them. They're gorgeous, unique and bright and always cheer me up when I'm feeling down.

This "Bobo Takes A Dive" drawing features one black and tan wiener dog who is dropping his favorite toy "Bobo" in the fish bowl. In this drawing, there is so much going on with all the little details. A raccoon is sneaking into a shed out the window. A cat is looking out the window. A fish is quite disturbed by this intrusion in his bowl and so much more.

Just recently she has begun to develop collages incorporating a new love of papercutting. This is one of my favorites:

"A Dachshund In The Backyard collage card. The card is about 5.5 inches by 4 inches in size. It features a black and tan doxie looking out the window of his house and a red wiener dog in the backyard. There are butterflies on side borders.

Click on the photos to go to the items.

Athena runs Dachshund Team on Etsy and is one of the original members, and a creative source on the Petsjubilee Team on etsy.

Their shop is all about spreading dachshund happiness to others. They aim to please, and all orders come with a very generous surprise package. They also make custom printed items with your pet's pictures just convo Sassysashadoxie to arrange the details. I personally have ordered custom tags to use as 'thank you's' in my orders, and round stickers to put on the outside of packages to develop branding.

Athena was my very first customer in 2008, and we still maintain a friendship to this day. Her artwork enhances my house and her bookmarks are peeking out of several books. I love her shop and you will, too.

Visit her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SassySashadoxie
Her blog: http://sassysashadoxie.blogspot.com/


makingstuffwithlove said...

This is terrific! I loved hearing all the compliments on Athena and Sasha -- I feel exactly the same way :) Learned something new too: I didn't know Sasha was your first customer :) Great piece!

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

This was an absolute wonderfully well done piece on SassySashaDoxie. I just loved it. And so very well deserved.

Jenya said...

Loved this story about Sasha and Athena. So well done, great photos. I enjoyed it.


kc said...

athena & sasha deserve your praise! in a short time sasha has doxie mind controlled herself into my life, too. very honestly & well written.

SassySashadoxie said...

Aww, Shari. Thank you. Sasha and I just loved it. So many good things wwere said here. It was so sweet. Thank you and Sasha sends lots of doxie kisses your way. :)

Art and Sew Forth said...

What a well written excellent description of Athena and her shop! And I second everything you said. She is amazing!

Sean (Camargo Creations) said...

What a wonderful post!! Athena and Sasha are just an amazing pair! Athena is so talented and Sasha is a wonderful muse.