Etsy is one of my favorite places for gift ideas. I love discovering unique handmade items, such as these portraits from artist Eline Niemi who runs the Etsy shop Tundrada.
She makes gorgeous custom pet portraits with a wood burner and a pine slab. Eline then adds acrylic paint to bring the pictures to life.
Her store is named in honor of this sled dog, Tundra, and the Latvian word “rada” which means “creates.”
Eline consults with the client several times during the portrait process to make sure he or she is happy with the final product.
There is still time to place an order and have a custom pet portrait delivered for the holidays.
You probably recognize Envy and Zain from Kelly Bove’s Instagram feed. If you aren’t already following these two Border Collies, you might want to!
Follow Tundrada on Instagram to see more of her creations.
Eline lives in Lapland, Finnland and uses items she finds in nature as the primary materials for her crafts. In addition to pet portraits, Eline makes jewelry and also sells antlers for dog chew toys.
Ruth Epstein says
I love Etsy also and always checking things out there
Ann Staub says
Oh these are really COOL!
Pawesome Cats says
I’m a big fan of supporting handmade artisans and those are gorgeous works of art.
Jana Rade says
I can’t believe that I’ve never checked it out yet. Gonna have to visit one of these days.
Rebecca at MattieDog says
Wow – these are simply beautiful, what a talent! I will definitely check her out, we love pet-based artisan work!
These are beautiful! I love Etsy too. There are so many things unique things there. I love supporting other artists when I can too. 🙂
Tonya Wilhelm says
Wow! Those are really amazing and so special. What a great gift idea or way to memorialize a pet. Thanks for sharing.
These are really cool! I knew a few people who would appreciate the rustic charm of her art
Lola The Rescued Cat says
These are beautiful. We love supporting Etsy artists.
Alice G Patterson says
I love these paintings… so beautiful!
Dash Kitten Crew says
These are so gorgeous, how nice to see something other than a photograph pinned to a wall or noticebroad. This is something a family will treasure.
Jasmine | About Pet Rats says
Such beautiful portraits. Thank you for letting us know about Eline Niemi’s work. I love learning about the origin of the name Tundrada. I’ll be sure and let others know about Eline’s gorgeous portraits. Thank you so much for sharing!
Princely Paws says
These portraits are so beautiful . I am getting one made of Prince it is a rubber painting
These are beautiful. I love how the natural grain of the wood compliments the texture of the dog’s hair.
Sweet Purrfections says
These are beautiful. I need to check them out.
These are gorgeous! Such a great gift idea!
Jenna Hughson says
Omdomdomd!!! How cool is this!
Bryn Nowell says
Holy cow! It takes a lot of time, talent and patience to make pieces like this! Thanks so much for sharing. I try to shop local or at least small business for the holiday season so I’ll be sure to keep this Etsy shop in mind!
REALLY COOL GIFTS!. Absolutely vote for it. The dogs portraits look subtle and real.