Bedugget! It's Norwegian for "bedewed," which also means "slightly drunk." Would you like a few more of these fun language lessons? Then visit Eva Hovelsrod's Etsy shop, where a bevy of cats show you what it is to be bedekket, or tilsidesatt, or oppstemt.
When I asked her how these jolly works came to be, Eva wrote me:
I came up with these one night, doodling up a few simple cats with various looks. I arrived at the concept of using words with a dual meaning, particularly where one meaning describes an emotion and the other something physical, expressing the physical part via a cat. I think it works well but I haven't come up with a lot of good words. I was inspired by a Norwegian artist called Gunilla Holm Platou. (She does similar things with cows.) I have worked with watercolors mostly through creative journalling. I love the way it looks, even as simple as this. Or maybe particularly as simple as this.Other than that, I absolutely love the work of Tadahiro Uesugi - he did the concept art for the Coraline movie.
I for one cannot wait to see what other words Eva's cats can teach me.
Update: my husband walked by and said, "Those are cute! I want one!"