I hope you are all getting back to normal after all the celebrations over the holidays and new year.
Today I am showing the second 'cat' piece inspired by Rosina Wachtmeister for Art Journal Journey. There is one more to come, these cats always fascinate me! I used an A3 page, which had some spots of ink and paint on it, which had leaked through from the page above. I gave it a coat of gesso, and then dusted it with Pan pastels in red and yellow. I made a stencil for the cats, and drew them onto paper, and painted and decorated them before cutting them out and fixing them to my page. The flowers were stamped and coloured with felt-pens, and I added a few strips of washi tape. The sun was cut from self-adhesive paper and given a face, and I used a dinner plate to position the sentiment. When I was living in St Helens, many moons ago, I used to carry heavy things home for a very elderly neighbour who lived nearby with 2 huge marmalade cats. They were her pride and joy, and she spent nearly all of her income buying food etc for them. She always said that marmalade cats lived in their own, sweet world, and were always happy together. Well, her Sally and Solly were definitely very happy together, and this painting is in memory of Mrs B and her two darlings, who surely crossed over Rainbow Bridge together and are now living in their own, particular heaven.
I am also linking to Moo Mania and more, polka dots.
Today a crow was sitting in the tree waiting for breakfast
This afternoon I went walking in the land of the long shadows
I watched the sun go down
And saw the moon rising
All in all, another wonderful day!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!