Gothic Arch – Dogs – The Story of Plato

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Gothic_arch_dogs_web_2PLATO was my first love.  A mangy half breed of dubious origin, his hair was ginger like by own & he was a happy enthusiastic little fellow who sadly came to grief under a car.  I remember standing in line at school waiting to get on the swimming bus, when my mother arrived to tell me the news.  It was my first grief.  I was 8 and my first love was gone.  I feel that loss from childhood began a path of enjoying the moments because you may not have another chance to.   You may remember that a couple of weeks ago, the Gothic Arch Challenge was Dogs & I didn’t come up with something??  Well in my fossicking lately for birdie bits, I came across this old postcard & immediately fell in love with it because it reminded me so much of my first little dog, Plato.  I used inks, paints, oil pastel & embossing powder to integrate it into the painted background & generally had good fun with it.  I have used a tech pen on mica to do the back.

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