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Project 52: Year of the Dog

 

2018: Year of the Dog

 

This week’s theme is the Year of the Dog. Interestingly, in doing my research for this topic, I learned I was born during a year of the dog.

Facts About the Year of the Dog

The dog is the 11th of 12 Chinese zodiac signs. Unlike the zodiac as observed in western nations, where the “signs” of the zodiac alternate in roughly one-month increments, the Chinese zodiac alternates signs on a yearly basis, along with modifications for the five traditional elements  (earth, metal, wood, water, fire).

Other Years of the Dog

In the last 100 years, the Chinese year of the dog was also observed during the following years on the western calendar:

  • 1934
  • 1946
  • 1958
  • 1970
  • 1982
  • 1994
  • 2006

Which means the year of the dog won’t come around again until 2030.

Notable Personalities

Notable people born in a year of the dog include:

Personality Traits

Depending on the year in which  someone born during a year of the dog was born, the following are the traits they will exhibit according to Chinese astrology:

Type of Dog Birth Year Characteristics
Wood Dog 1934, 1994 Sincere, reliable, considerate, understanding, and patient  
Fire Dog 1946, 2006 Intelligent, hardworking, and sincere
Earth Dog 1958, 2018 Communicative, serious, and responsible in work
Gold Dog 1910, 1970 Conservative, desirable, cautious, and always ready to help others.
Water Dog 1922, 1982 Brave and self-centered, even seemingly selfish; well-versed in dealing with financial issues

I based my photo on the Chinese symbol for “dog,” or at least, as close as I could draw it. I apologize if I have butchered it or corrupted it to mean something else.

 

Chinese symbol for dog filled with images of dogs

I got this idea while searching Google for “year of the dog.” I saw the Chinese symbol for dog, I had recently seen a video on making clipping masks, so I got the idea to make a collage using the symbol.

In Photoshop, I drew the Chinese symbol for “dog.”  I was sure to draw the symbol using the color black so I could make the photos I layered over it in Photoshop into clipping masks.


Next Up . . .

Next in the blog circle is Ursula Garrison Photography, serving Northern Wisconsin and the Chequamegon Bay Area! Remember to keep following the links in the blog circle until you get back around to here. Then you will have seen all the great photographers participating in the Project 52!

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Nice idea! Definitely different take on the theme this week!

Neat idea. Well done on the clipping mask, but hats off to you drawing the symbol!!

Thank you for the explanation and I do love the Dog symbol filled in with dog photos. Very nice!

Very creative!

Very clever idea indeed; well done Tim!

Very creative! Lots of great info about the Year of the Dog!

Very clever idea with the symbol. Nice job!

Wow… the chinese symbol is impressive and what a really cool idea!

Love this idea!

That’s always a fear when printing in another language. 😉 Nicely done.

I like that you included a little of the additional traits for wood, fire etc. Nice clipping mask and chinese symbol.

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