I have instant respect for any artist who has the guts to name his or her storefront an "emporium." Not to mention, Madame Bogg's is called the Crafty Critter Emporium, which just has a grand ring to it. Living inside are some delightful little creatures, which you just might be able to make your own if you are willing to trade some greens to adopt one.
In addition to her whimsical paintings (Madame Bogg could illustrate a children's book and knock the average one out of the water), you can buy a variety of handmade critters from her Etsy store, ranging in price from $28 to $50. My favorite is the shy little black dragon above -- I just want to hug him until he smiles a tiny bit, which would make all the effort worthwhile.
Madame Bogg has a blog as well in which you can keep up with her art, crafts and adventures. As for her critters, at that price they're a steal -- especially for handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces. I need more plush collecting friends, as this screams "amazing gift."
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