Saturday, October 27, 2007

Art Gallery and Congrats to Nanook! Now with more Nook art!

Good newfs! We are and we have some! First, the most famous newf in the dlogosphere, Nanook, just passed his therapy dog test! Congratulations Nanook! See below for more Nanook art.

Also, we are now Timberwolf dealers! Any of you in the KC area that wants this great dog food with lots of flavors, just let us know. We have our favorites in stock and can order any others. It's expensive, but it's worth it. OK, end of commercial!

In other news, we have decided to gather our works of Art along with artists' statements in one place. Being prolifically creative, we shall probably do this periodically. Nanook figures prominently here 'cause he inspired us to blog and to start creating works of art. Here's our most famous, dedicated to the memory of Oscar Airedale and entered into Nanook's contest "Do Airedales Malt" of oh so long ago. You have to click on the picture to get a good look at a larger version. It's best to right click, choose open in new tab or window, then come back here.

Artists' Statement:

"At first it was difficult to see how to answer this question. Then I realized, Wait, she must have heard the rumors but was too embarassed to ask plainly. The real question is, "Do Airedales Melt?" Well Ms. Searcher, you have found your answer. Airedales are both clever and fragile. Being terrorists, they have an almost mystical ability to melt into the background and to seem to be in many places at once. Susceptible to the ravages of time and sunlight, they can melt away like a wet wicked witch. No one captured the duality of melting Airedales better than the famous Newfoundland painter, Salivator Daily. 'The Persistance of Airedales' is the haunting and sensitive portrayal of the magic and tragedy of the Airedale's life. Yes, Virginia, Airedales really do melt. Mr. Daily was also sensitive to the hopes of dogs like Nanook everywhere that in heaven they will, well, you know... (get their 'boy bits' back) Win or lose, I'd like to thank Stanley, Oscar, Maggie, Mitch and Miss Sunshade for providing pictures, Nanook for coming up with the idea, Pooka for keeping Nanook active, and Nessie for writing it all down. I'd also like to thank Salivator Daily for his inspiration and encourage you all to work for world peace. Thank you, thank you very much.

"Since this is a parody, it is not a copyright violation. Salivator Daily is the 'nom de brosse' of Tank O'Saurus, image copyright 2007. Void where prohibited, dealer participation may vary."

And the painting it parodies:

Princess also had an entry. Hereeeee's hers:

Understanding the social context of the dlogosphere increases the depth and hilarity of this picture considerably. You have to click on the picture below to be able to see it clearly enough to read and understand it. It's best to right click, choose open in new tab or window, then come back here. The Human in the last picture is Nanook's mama, who commissioned the picture that follows.

As you all know, Airedales are among the classiest pups ever to grace the canine kingdom. While it is possible to concieve of a circumstance where an Airedale would “malt”, it's more likely that someone was looking to see if Airedales “mall”. Do they go to the mall for classy and fashionable outfits and classy and fashionable companionship? And the answer is, “Of course they do!”

Here's a typical day at Blooming-Dales, where, like the Saturn Dealerships, they carry their competitors wares for comparison:

In other Newfs, here's our buddy Nanook! Wish him well on his therapy dog test.

WAIT! Stop the presses! Before we finished this post the news just came in! Nanook passed his therapy dog test!! Yaaaaaaay, Nanook!!! You are such a clever boy!! I know you made your mama very proud! I'm sure she's gushing over you! WOOOO HOOO! Congratulations Nanook! We know there's some of the captain in you now!

Here he is as the Crocanook. Wont the little kids love him? Nanook also does celebrity impersonations. Here he is as Groucho Marx. Are ya happy to see us or is that a carp in your mouth?

Here's Nanook doing Ringo Starr. We always knew the Nookster napped to the beat of a different drummer!

More NookArt in tribute to the new TDI! And Pooka's sure to join him soon.


Asta said...

Congwatulations to Nanook!! that is a pawsome achievement!!
We'we all pwoud of him!!
I love all the's inspiwing
smoochie kisses

Maggie & Mitch said...

Wow! What fabulous artwork! You guys are so super talented! We're so impressed!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Stanley said...

Hey, guys!

Very cool tribute to the Nookster for such a cool milestone in his & his mama's lives!

Thanks for the art review. Are you showing anywhere?

Goober love,

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Wow. I don't think I could manage anything like that. Chasing cats and eating toast is the limit of my artistic ability.


Blue said...

Absolutely loved it ...
That's talented artwork.
Visiting your site is a pleasure I regret not having sooner.

Pats & pets to all

Harry said...

Ma showed me your Dali-esque Airedale picture, fabulous!

We love your welcome Stella limericks too, there is obviously no end to your talents.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Blue said...


Thanks for the suggestion re creating a very virtual graveyard of my own for pawty, but I don't have the technology to do it my-self.... so over to you, if you want to have a go for me, please do.

Pats & pets

PS - Sadly, my house is a wee bit on the small side for a Newfie.

Wimsey said...

Lovely! There can never be too much canine art.


Sparky said...

Hi guys! Sorry I haven't been able to visit your blog for a long time. I've got lots of blogs to catch up on! Hehe.


Patience-please said...

I LOVE the Groucho/Nanook look alike! That is fantastic!
Congrats on your Therapy test success.. Sam I Am takes his in two days.

Patience, Servant to the whippet waggle