Yesterday’s post had several great responses to my request asking for feedback. Thank you again for your help. Again, I am going to ask for more feedback. Here is the family companion of my sister’s family – she has her own sitting post at the window.
I thought it might be helpful if you could see what I do. Here is a picture I took of Violet. The second image is what I did with the image to make it into an “Enhanced Animal Image.” I cut Violet out of her picture and created a field of flowers for her to play in. This is how I enhance animals.
Violet III, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
In a comment yesterday Sue O’Kieffe (whose blog is Sacred Circles Mandalas) says, “When I first saw â€œenhancedâ€ on your website, I was expecting something like restored photographs of animals, so maybe there is a better choice of wording.” I had no idea that someone would think that – although, of course, someone would. So I am asking for help in renaming the magic I work on these pictures and the resulting paintings.
Violet in Flowers, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
The day before Neda had suggested variations of “pet”. In yesterday’s post Sue continues, “What if people had a favorite animal that wasnâ€™t necessarily a pet? (Such as a medicine/totem animal?)” I had been using the words “animal companion” to show respect to the relationship many people have with their animals. But that phrase doesn’t really account for totem animals either. And, of course, I would be delighted to make a field of flowers or butterflies for a totem animal.
I would greatly appreciate if you could come up with ideas of which words to use to let people know about this service I offer. I know people who have had their animal companions enhanced have been delighted. So how do I communicate this? Thank you in advance for your help!!
~ Diane Clancy