Saturday, April 28, 2018

Mellow Yellow

Our doodle for today is a bit of a random one. Well, it's not totally random, because it is in fact our contribution for the letter Y in the A to Z Challenge.

Y doesn't seem like all that hard of a letter to come by, so I thought it might be easy enough to find a classic story on which to base today's contribution. Well, it wasn't as easy as I'd hoped. It's one thing to find a story that starts with Y, and then another to also find a way to put a decent enough animal-inspired twist on it. So, after some brainstorming, I ended using a short story that I remember reading in a college English course. That story is "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I remember this story as being very poignant, and very weighty in its subject matter. It essentially tells the story of a woman who is falling into a state of mental collapse.

I was at first hesitant to make light of this story for our A to Z Challenge. At the same time, though, I honestly liked how it fit for our letter Y. So, with all due respect to the original story, we now bring to you "The Yellow Whalepaper".

The perfectionist in me tried to take over on this one, so that it nearly took me an undue amount of time trying (and failing) to make all of those whales look roughly identical. I may or may not have gone cross-eyed during those attempts.

Of course, our doodle up there is also our contribution into Athena's Caturday Art blog hop.

Happy Caturday to all!

Our Tip of the Day:

As the weather grows warmer, time outdoors with your furbaby may very well increase. For example, you might walk your dog, or even your kitty, more often or farther. Or, time out in the yard might simply increase. That's why this is the perfect time of year to remind you all to take precautions to keep your outdoor furbabies safe. When venturing away from home, keep your furbabies on leashes, or otherwise keep them safely at your side. When it comes to safety in your own yard, ensure that leads and fences are secure and resistant to escape attempts. In addition, ensure that your outdoor kitty or pup is donning identification, such as by means of a tag on a collar and an updated microchip. All of these precautions are important for ensuring that your furbaby remains safe and sound with you, or that they can find their way back to you should the unthinkable happen and they become separated from you. A lost furbaby is certainly a nightmarish situation for all, so do all that you can to prevent it.


Kinley Westie said...

Luv it!

Momma says she read dat story in her AP English class in high school.

Anonymous said...

I think those whales look PURRFECT!

Hugs, Teddy

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a cute picture for the letter Y.

Unknown said...

I love it! I read "The Yellow Wallpaper" in college and remember it as serious and weighty. "The Yellow Whalepaper" is a lot more fun! :)

Marg said...

Great picture for Y. Love the whales and they all look alike to me. You all have a great Saturday.

meowmeowmans said...

I remember reading and analyzing "The Yellow Wallpaper" in college. It was so well-written, but difficult to watch the mental decline of the protagonist.

pilch92 said...

I have not read the original, but I want to now. I love your version and they all look exactly the same :) Great tips too!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

That's a lovely drawing and a good take on the title.

I read The Yellow Wallpaper for my Literature degree and found it really moving.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You've chosen so many books I've never even heard of!

The Island Cats said...

What an adorable doodle. The mom has never read that book...but she thinks she should now.

Cathy Keisha said...

Very cool art! In Photoshop, you could have just duplicated the whales but they look the same to me. Love this A-Z concept.