Tag: cats

Cat morphing into cow

Catskill Cat, Sculpture February 16, 2020

Yesterday’s photos are raw cat. Today’s photos show the gradual progression to cow.

I still have to add udders, a collar and cow bell and eyelashes. Then I have to tweak and sand it. I am trying to keep the sanding to a minimum. The Magic Sculpt dries like concrete. It’s amazing stuff.

I tweaked my original design by sculpting the entire cat instead of adding props like a leather collar, because I need to make the cow vandal proof. I also want the finished piece to still reflect the cat underneath so I am adding to the cat without taking the personality away.

Hooves
Face
Tail so far.

And my current project is….

Catskill Cat, Sculpture February 15, 2020

A Catskill Cat. Every year Catskill, NY had about 50 cats on display that are fiberglass molds that artists convert to all sorts of amazing cat art.

My Cow Kitty design was selected and I am in the process of converting this cat into a cow. As you can see, I am still working out of the garage for now. I can’t wait for my permanent studio.

Happy Halloween!🎃

drawing cats for mom, Halloween October 31, 2019

Inktober ends today! And there was joy in Mudville.

Here is today’s Little Witch & friends plus all the ones from 10/22 to yesterday.

I followed the prompts this year and using them gave me ideas that I would not have thought of on my own. It gave me ideas for introducing new characters. I’ll have to use prompt generators more often.

This weekend I’ll be closing the studio to pack. John and I are moving to Florida. It’s a bittersweet move and one that was caused by a job reduction for John. It wasn’t planned but we sensed it was coming and prepared. We’ll miss some things here, but we are looking forward to new adventures. At least we had one more October here before we moved.

Enjoy!

Inktober Week 1

drawing cats for mom, Halloween, Pen & ink, Uncategorized, witches October 8, 2019

It’s Inktober…….again. Like an endless loop on Groundhog Day.

I am a week behind with my postings but that’s ok because I figured it’s easier on your in boxes, lol.

I am working on three simultaneous daily tasks. These are done every day just to keep the creative juices flowing.

One is my daily postcard to mom. I am combining the Inktober prompts with my postcards and I am adding color with Arteza brush pens.

I am including the back of the postcards so that you can read what I sent my mom.

Day Prompt – Ring

Day 2 Mindless

Day 3 Bait

Day 4 Frozen

Day 5 Build

Day 6 Husky

Day 7 Enchanted

Back to school

drawing cats for mom, Halloween, witches September 25, 2019

Here is another “Little Witch and Kitty” post. I don’t know if I will be posting these every day since October is in a week and I may going gung ho on a mixed media project.

Today I remembered to photograph the actual back of the postcard…hopefully you can read it without me having to transcribe it.😊

For those of you just tuning in, these postcards get mailed to my mom who lives in assisted living in another state.

Yesterday was the first day of Autumn

drawing cats for mom, Halloween, witches September 24, 2019

This post was supposed to go out yesterday.

John and I have been very busy going through all of our belongings to reduce what we have, then putting it out for yard sales. It’s been taking some time and it pulls me away from my desk. I still create daily but I keep getting pulled away from the technology. Hence the lack of posts.

The Little Witch and her kitty have returned. They have been doing lots of things since last autumn. The Little Witch has been gardening and growing herbs and mushrooms. She’s been studying herbology to understand the healing and potion properties of plants. Kitty has been helping, usually by knocking over flower pots chasing wildlife and flipping pages in textbooks.

I mailed this out to my mom yesterday with a little story on the back and stuffed it in an envelope before I realized that I meant to take a photo of the back so I would remember the story. Oh well. Mom gets her own version of the story.