Recently, I joined two Yahoo groups for those interested in Artist Trading Cards. Wow! What a wealth of information, friendship, creativity, and visual resources.
I began looking at some of the links to online databases for images of people with their pets. This led me to two websites that were goldmines: http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/ and the Library of Congress.
The images that caught my eye gave me a glimpse into life with pets in an earlier time in American history and several images and articles that sparked ideas for future art and writing projects.
Photographing pets is a great hobby. For more on photographing pets, see this previous blog article.