Allie Explores is a blog written by Allie Bigoness, a twenty something born and raised in the Bay Area. Her blog includes the exploration of creative ideas and the adventures of her and her puppy. Allie started blogging back in 2015 as her way of surviving the post-grad transition from college. Allie has always been a creative kid, her answer to the question “what do you want to be when grow up?” always changed (want to know a secret? It still does!) but there was always something in common: it needed creativity.
So it only made sense that after taking about twelve paint and sip classes that she decided to take up painting as a hobby. Although, she never thought she would even be remotely great at painting thanks to a high school art teacher…. Then BAM! Painting quickly became her passion. Because her apartment was becoming a small gallery, “Allie Crafts Art” (her Etsy shop) was created to help with the surplus.
Now you might be wondering where does the puppy come into all of this? In December 2016, Allie and her boyfriend Sean got their first puppy together, a toy austrailian shepherd they named Luna. Ok nerd confession time: Allie was obsessed with Sailor Moon as a kid, and in this show the main character had a black talking cat named Luna. As a kid Allie decided she would have a dog or horse named Luna (since she is not a cat person) so that is where we got the name Luna.
It turns out Luna has quite the personality… she’s a pretty silly dog and turns out she knows how to look and pose for the camera, which quickly became fun for Allie to style silly and cute photos of Luna with her art. It was then she decided that Luna would become part of her brand because Luna is now a big part of her life and who doesn’t love dogs? Luna will show up in content about their adventures, content about what Allie has learned owning a dog, and the occasional photo with art. Also because it’s pretty typical to be an obsessed dog mom when you have a puppy.
Allie Explores serves as a creative platform to document the stories of Allie and Luna. What they like, where they go, what they try, you name it! It’s basically your typical lifestyle blog written by an artsy crazy dog mom.