Artist Eliza Reinhardt found a way to practice her creativity and to stay busy during the pandemic. She teams up with her Australian Shepherd Finn to recreate famous paintings in their own unique style. They use costumes and the items Eliza has at home to remake the paintings.
The recreations may look a bit silly, but they are undoubtedly creative. Eliza says that both she and her dog found a lot of joy in this activity. She says that this project made her much more creative and that she encourages everyone to have fun and make things that they enjoy.
How the project started
Eliza started her project when the “Getty Museum Challenge” trended on social media. This project encouraged people to remake famous paintings using their household items. Eliza thought that it was a good way to spend a boring day.
So she remade Lady with a Dog by Mather Brown and persuaded her dog to help her out. It was fun, so Eliza decided to keep remaking famous paintings.
But she decided to be more original and funny with her compositions. After all, Finn doesn’t have to be a dog in every photograph right? So Finn posed as all sorts of different objects. He even posed as a lobster once.
Why the project is so fun for Eliza and Finn
The recreations became an exciting long-term project for Eliza. She says that every morning she wakes up excited to create a new funny photo. Eliza also says that Finn really enjoys posing for the photos.
He’s an Australian Shepherd, so he’s a working breed. Eliza says that her dog takes posing for the photos very seriously because he enjoys having a job.
Eliza also says that the activity helps with Finn’s anxiety problems. Plus, Finn also gets lots of treats every time he poses for a picture.
Do you have your own personal creative project that you started during this pandemic? Why not emulate Eliza’s example and involve your dog somehow. Your furry friend will enjoy the time that you spend together.
If you cannot paint, you might want to take photos. https://happymutt.org/terrific-tips-for-taking-photos-of-your-pup/