Friday, June 20, 2008

Everyone should adopt a black animal

Today was my first day off in what seems like an excruciatingly long time. I have started a new job as an assistant printer at a letterpress which is replacing my former part time job at a children's bookstore. In the overlap, I have been working both jobs and been trying to squeeze in my freelance work in the night time. Basically, today was the end of the overlap and back my normal part-time life.

I told myself I would do nothing but read today. Instead I suddenly was struck with the urge to do a small triptych I'm now referring to my "Domestic Trio". I was thinking about black animals in shelters. They are less likely to get adopted because they are more likely to blend in and people have a hard time seeing them. So I created some homely little black animals that I now love.



Can you tell that I am painfully lacking both a cat and a dog...

soon, soon I tell myself.

6 comments:

b. said...

black cats are my favorite. particularly fluffy ones.

these are lovely.

Anonymous said...

yes, dogs are cool......but not cats.....I hate cats. If you want a cat, I can send you mine.

Love, Boomer

Julia Denos said...

i bet when that cat was a kitty, he had a triangle tail. these are wonderful EBG!

e.b. goodale said...

He definitely did!!! He also had little crossed blue eyes!!!

Lauren Castillo said...

Aww, these are adorable! I, too, am sadly lacking an animal -- I'd love a little black puppy like this one :)
Now are these etchings, or charcoal drawings? ...they look like printmaking to me, but I thought how could you do them so fast?!?

e.b. goodale said...

they are etchings. I did them so fast because I'm a maniac. And because I have a mezzotint tool.

by the way, I love your prints on etsy, Lauren!!