Sunday, February 27, 2011

Etsy Rabbits Team Profiles -
Blue Dog Rose


Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am an artist living in Seattle, who has been making animal art since my earliest memory. I live and work in an old house with my partner and adopted animals. I'm best known for my Rabbit Tarot and stories featuring a Little White Rabbit, but I also make wire animal sculpture, have a vintage and upcycling shop, and run an online woodworking gallery, FineWoodArtists.com.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

I have a real love of vintage things, especially books and furniture, so if I have free time I like to visit antique shops. I also spend a lot of time taking care of my pets (4 dogs, 2 cats). Managing all my businesses doesn't leave much free time.

What first made you want to become an artist?

I think I have always been one, I am pretty hardwired that way. I grew up in a creative household surrounded by nature, so doing what I do now seems to be the most natural thing in the world for me to do.

Please describe how rabbits inspire your creative process.


People are surprised when I tell them I don't have a rabbit in my life right now. I think this is why so many come appear in my art. I am not distracted by a real bunny, and would really love to have one around again, except my dogs would not be nice. So I just have a bevy of imaginary bunnies instead.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?

That is difficult to say, because I am a collector, a pack rat, and have many creative friends! I love my 1900s Oak dining table, a ring made by my friend experimetal.etsy.com and a self portrait sculpture of my dad.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

I want to be exactly where I am now, just with a few less bills to pay.

Follow Blue Dog Rose:

Website - http://www.nakisha.com/
Blog - http://bluedogrose.blogspot.com/
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/bluedogrose
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/bluedogrose
Etsy Shop - http://www.bluedogrose.etsy.com/

1 comment:

Rabbittude said...

I love your white bunny rabbit art. The video you have on your website, "Bunnies Go Boum" is just wonderful showing off your white rabbits set to music. It is so lighhearted, fun and playful.