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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

meet eva hovelsrod

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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!"


cate said...

These are incredibly fun - love them!

Rebeka said...

I have two of them! They are super nice!! I love them!

curator said...

Cate, I knew you'd love them! Hi Rebeka and thanks for visiting! Which two do you have?

Art and Sew Forth said...

What a riot! Love these! I'm going to visit her shop and tweet them!