There are 2 things I love most about Etsy, the onlien market for handmade goods: 1. That you can get amazing and unique items with crazy creative prints- painted by the everyday-Joe and brought to you in the highest quality!
2. That you can also purchase printable files in some stores- allowing you to enjoy the art made by individual artists- by means of DIY- printing their designs on simple paper or on anything else you like!
While some stores sell “finished” ready for shipping products, and other stores sell printable files… Kalia from Washington combined these two ideas in her Etsy shop- FrontSeatRyder.
Her art is simple and unique- Pawsitivity! With emphasis on the PAW part!
Using her unique skill and talent in watercoloring – Kalia has made the most amazing and sweet dog watercolor paintings! Her beautiful dogs are smiling, happy, inspiring & can be found on Pillow cases, tote bags, mugs, or purchased as a file to instantly download and print at your home printer to be used for wall art or as a greeting card for anyone who loves dogs! (And that’s like… Everyone, right?).
Making lemons out of Lemonade.
They often say that the happiest people are the ones with the deepest pain, and as someone who suffers from PTSD but walks around with a smile all day- I can definitely relate to that!
Kalia is no different… And her Positivity, I believe, is driven from her best friend on all-4s.
We are called to bring more light and encouragement to the world and help break the stigma of depression and anxiety.
Kalia writes in her shop….
I have lived with depression for more than half of my life. It is now time to break free and bring others with us.
At the end of October 2017, we started a blog. Frontseatryder.com is a blog to inspire dog moms to improve their mental health and be able to live a full, happy life alongside her pup.
We have now decided to expand into an Etsy shop!
By WE- kalia means her and her dog- Ryder!
This way, we will be able to touch more lives AND be able to help shelter dogs in need. A percentage of every sale will be donated to charities who help needy dogs. And what better way to do so than with beautiful art.
The name Front Seat Ryder hit me when I realized that through all my trials there was only one companion I ever wanted in life’s “front seat”… Ryder. He has been the happy passenger by my side from Day One.