I’d like to present this group of dogs in honor of my pet and studio companion, Ceilidh, who died last month. Her name, pronounced Kay-lee, is from the Gaelic word for a folk music and dance party. This is the last photo I took of her this past winter, just before she turned 14. She was a lab/golden mix and a real sweetheart who gave us many wonderful years.
The first picture in the series is a faux tile I made in 1990 for our kitchen. See all of the tiles on an earlier post here.
This white dog is in the “Sidewalks” poem illustration from my book You and Me: Poems of Friendship.
Here’s the dog who laughed to see such sport in Hey, Diddle, Diddle!
This little dog is made from a key, hook eyes and other found objects. See an earlier post about the whole piece, “Walking the Dog”, here.
This dog is dancing in a ring around the rosies from my upcoming book, Pocketful of Posies.
Note: See other posts in the Close-ups series archive here.