For several birthdays this year I drew my cat Louis with the day birthday beetle of the day.
I’d been planning on making these since moving out of my college house– I was going to be living with different people in a different city, and I wanted to commemorate the little household we’d built, to say goodbye. And then it took me 10 months to get around to it.
I riso printed the most recent three at Outlet in Portland; I printed the earlier ones at my local print shop.
After making all these I remain uncertain about the concept of giving people an image of themselves. But worst case they can give it to a relation that would be delighted to see it/it’s very easy to store away or recycle.
That said I loved working on these and would absolutely make more of them, if likely photos of pals & their pets showed up in my inbox.