Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Man's Best Friend

Although I am personally more of a cat person, I do have a soft spot for dogs, too.  Precisely the qualities normally emphasised in Lenormand understandings of the Dog card are those that most appeal.  Loyalty, dependability, companionship, a friend.

Even the idea of someone being a known entity is quite positive - you know what to expect of a dog, it's true.  Not only that, though, dogs are dependable in the sense that they have long helped humans, both in hunting and in herding.

I love what Will has done with this card!  Doesn't this Dog look alert and happy, ready to get involved?

What else do you associate with the Dog?

4 comments:

  1. I love dogs! It's a lovely card. Can't wait to see it in colour! :D

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    1. Yes, I can't wait to see what colour adds to them all, too! For example, here Will said it's quite difficult to show tone in the sky when you just have black or white. For this one, he rubbed graphite on with a tissue as an easy way of putting tone in, but said it sometimes looks dark on the scan, which is true. Love these little insights into the creative process :)

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  2. i love all of these cards, but this dog especially personifies the ideas perfectly! lovely!

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    1. Glad you like the dog, Bonkers. I agree, Will really captured the essence of Dog - without the smell ;)

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