Kewpie Had a Little French Bulldog for a Friend

Hello All! Just wanted to share a custom request I received from a customer for Doodles, the dog who was friends with Kewpie.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Kewpie was a creation by artist Rose O’Neill in 1909. It was a baby-like, cupid-like elf that started as a cartoon but grew in popularity as a doll.

Here is the cartoon I used for inspiration:

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There were other renditions of Doodles, which was actually a French Bulldog, and here’s some other images:

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So as you can see, Doodles can look a little different from time to time, but generally he’s CUTE!

So here’s my version of Doodles the Dog:IMG_4803

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Yeah. I’ve got a Lot of Old Photographs. They make you THINK, Don’t You Think?

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Who Were They? What Was Their Story?

Old photographs fascinate me. I think many people would agree they are so cool to look at….think about the people, what they wore, what their “story” was.

Over the years I’ve accumulated many in my countless visits to garage sales, thrift stores, and flea markets. Without even trying I’ve accumulated quite a collection over the years.

Here’s one I always gaze at as I occasionally flip through them all.

They were brothers, probably….

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Twelve Felted Bluebirds of Happiness by by MelaniesMenagerie

Twelve Felted Bluebirds of Happiness by by MelaniesMenagerie.

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50% OFF All Cool Vintage Finds From Melanie’s Menagerie!

Melanie’s Menagerie by MelaniesMenagerie on Etsy.

Now through the whole month of August, all vintage items in my shop are marked down to HALF PRICE! YAY!

At the end of August, I’ll be taking down these items and selling them on Ebay, so get them at these great prices before they’re gone!

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Artist Isaac Cordal Leaves Miniature Cement Skeletons on the Streets of Mexico | Colossal

Artist Isaac Cordal Leaves Miniature Cement Skeletons on the Streets of Mexico | Colossal.

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