Back at the dawning of the 21st century, we had two very smart dogs named Chigger and Woody. Chigger and Woody had their own blog called “blogdogs.com.” The site is no longer active but you can visit it via the wayback machine here. I hope to resurrect some of their more interesting thoughts and ideas over time. In particular I want to share this more scientific dog-age calculator they came up with to aid humans who think they can just multiply a dog’s age by 7. As if. Just click on the image below to visit the Age Calculator page.
Our four dogs go for a fall walk. One can only imagine the grandeur of what’s going on in their minds.
Maggie Gets the Meat…
It just warmed my heart to be cruising around Wikipedia one day and discover a deity from Celtic mythology named Secellus, “god of agriculture, forests and alcoholic drinks.” Such a God seemed like just what I needed out here so I created a series of works to honor the dude and bring renewed attention to his efforts. In addition, Secellus (sometimes spelled “Sucellus” or “Sucellos” — I think as long as you get the consonants right you can use any vowels you want) was apparently often depicted with a dog (or three-headed dog) and a giant hammer (and sometimes called “The Hammer God”). He used the hammer to make plants grow and to put the dying out of their misery. He often hung out with a girlfriend goddess named Nantosuelta who traveled around with something resembling a birdhouse on a stick.
This series represents some of the work that will be on display October 10-11 and 17-18 at Bourbon, Dogs and Art as part of the Alamance Studio Tour. Plus there’s the Grand Opening of our Woodland Banners Poetry Walk!
On the left we see Secellus with his hammer in one hand and a drink in the other, accompanied by his one-headed dog. On the right we see him again, this time joined by Nantosuelta with her birdhouse on a stick.