Hi everyone. Happy Wednesday.
Today I have a page for Elle's language challenge at Art Journal Journey. My page today was supposed to be about the language a dog uses. Or at least that's what I thought when I started it.
This dog on the right has a goofy expression, and I thought the page needed a reason why he would have that look. I found a cat stamp and added that, as well as the cat quote. I think that explain his expression perfectly. I can only guess what he is thinking.
Of course dogs and cats have their own languages. They meow or bark in certain tones to tell you something. They look at you in certain ways to communicate what they want. And of course, they have distinct body language, that not only tells us things but how they tell each other things too. Those of you who have or have had dogs or cats in your life definitely know about their languages.
For Christmas my daughter got me a pair of Bob's from Sketchers shoes that have dogs all over them. They came wrapped in this cool tissue paper, that of course I had to save.
You can see that tissue paper on much of the background of my page. (I did give it a bit of a spray with some blue ink and then rubbed some green ink on it to color it.) The paper was a little too busy with my dog and cat images, so I used a bit a gesso around where I was putting them. At least now they stand out.
I also stamped, fussy cut and colored all the bones on the page. I had made those early on thinking this would only be about dogs. And I also used a bit of cardboard that I pulled off its heavier backing.
Then I added the cat and the quote.
And there you have it. I have often wondered what dogs really think about cats, and vice versa. My dogs now want nothing to do with cats (except maybe to bark loudly at them), but my last dog, the gentle giant Harley and my tiny little cat Emma were good friends, as long as we weren't looking. I think when Emma passed Harley really missed her.
Hope your week is going well. And thanks for stopping by.