Friday, June 13, 2008

IF : Punchline


Okay folks, I'm stumped this week! While I'm thinking of a new image to create for this week's word, I'll leave you with a collage I did last year or so. I believe that the best pet adoption is when the person and the animal really settle into one another's groove. If an adoption is one-sided, it usually doesn't work out and both sides end up feeling a bit disappointed. Certain pets fit certain lifestyles better than others. Luckily for Lola, her rescues are very social creatures and love a good stogie!


For Illustration Friday : Punchline.

39 comments:

  1. She has found the perfect fit! Ted says our cats are just like their mommy... they all whine when they want something... in fact we all use the same tone and infliction. Meeeooow?

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  2. Yep, this is a tough one this week!! I have no clue what I'll do!

    However -

    I love your collage, and you are so right!

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  3. I love this - the woman with her cigar is wonderful. And the animals too - beautiful! (I was also very stumped on this one:-)

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  4. Well, I'm glad to read that everyone else was just as stumped as I was by this week's IF prompt. Having said that...cute collage! Gotta love that dancing Kitty!

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  5. It's perfect! I love these images.

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  6. funny, funny...

    look at that suave Mr. Cat....

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  7. lovely image and well suited to an odd challenge word. i agree 'you are your pet!'

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  8. The cat wins. What posture!

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  9. Wonderful collage...oh yeah! love the cat, too!

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  10. What sort of brandy does Mssr. Chat recommend?

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  11. very cute and creative image for a very tough concept. Could have been a HAW image also.

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  12. This is very funny ... a great illustration for "Punchline". Your collages are great. It looks like you have a lot of fun with them.

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  13. Oh yes I love this one Laurel!!!

    btw - thank you for your words of encouragement re: my recent move and uprooting...sigh, each day it gets a little better :)

    P.S. I've tagged you my dear!
    http://atailoredline.blogspot.com/2008/06/learning-to-live-in-moment.html

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  14. Amen sister. I've learned to bring dogs home with my head, not my heart...ok, there is still some heart involved, but I always ask myself "is this going to work for ALL of us".

    Bitty is a strange case-she wants to be out with the pack, but not WITH the pack, rather on the fringes. In cooler weather she wants to be in the house on a basket, but with any warmth at all she wants to be where the dogs are-even though she doesn't appear to like them.

    But, it works for us because I don't need anything from her attentionwise either.

    So many people look at what they want to get from a dog-and not at all at what they have to give in return.

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  15. very cute. my daughter and roomie rescued a dog on the freeway in LA last week; a cockapoo, they called the owner who said he just didnt want it anymore. they kept it for a week and then took it to the dog beach and found an owner there. their own house is too full of animals and they just could not take one more

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  16. Oh, how funny is this?! VERY!

    My husband and I got an Aussie Sheepdog from the shelter. After an unsuccessful two year attempt to bond we gave up and took her out to Las Vegas to live with our son. She sends the occasional postcard from casinos to tell us how happy life is for her now.

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  17. There you are! Husband lol at the collage and likes the music. Me too. We were interviewed and had a 'home visit' before getting our rescue dog; and sure enough, we three are made for one another. Still in the RV (Canterbury) and will be leaving your music on while we have dinner (garbanzo beans and chorizo; I love cooking in the van!). Our best to you.

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  18. Laurel, this is so clever and the images are perfect! I like your post about the lifesyles "fit". So true! I bought an Irish Setter pup when my baby was crawling and let me tell you...! I couldn't keep up with both of them...had to keep the kid, but found a great home for the Setter.

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  19. Very good - great humour! I love the size of her cigar! Doesn't she know that is bad for her! Well done!

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  20. I hope i'm not just like my dog... she just lays around all day. ... oh .. wait... crap!

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  21. I hear ya girlfriend, I did the same thing. But I love this collage! All I can really say about it is, Heeeeeeeeeee heeeeeeee heeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  22. Your dogs smoke cigars too? LOL!!!

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  23. so funny!
    love the cat most especially.
    and the Nick Drake tune that
    accompanied my visit.

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  24. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

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  25. This one packs a punch even if it is from last year!

    Very funny.

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  26. Very coool style!!! You're in the groove.
    Thanks for the chuckle Laurel.

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  27. some stump. you put a cigar in the mouth of a dog and a cat. and lets not even GO there with that whomper stogie you gave susan b anthony.

    this sucker's SCREAMIN punchline!
    "))

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  28. This is one of my favorites this week- love the dogs expression!

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  29. Too funny! (off to see your other works)

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  30. I love your writing and this fantastic collage!!!

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  31. classically fitting
    likelike it :-)

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  32. I just signed up for Illustration Friday. I'm glad to know that "Punchline" has everyone stumped. I just thought it was me. Your collage is great. I love all of your other art, too. I think your style is versatility. You can do everything! I'm glad I found this and your other blogs. I've put this one on my favorites. I hope that's O.K.

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  33. Now that's a stogie!!!!

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  34. Hey girlfriend! I tagged you for A Day in the Life. Hope you don't mind. I think it would be fun to find out what your typical day is like.

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