Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A matter of time.
When we first got the kittens, I didn't want them.  It was a summer project.  But then the stray cat mom cat died, and we had the 5 kittens.  I thought I would find homes for all the kittens, but apparently it is REALLY hard to find homes for kittens, which is shocking because they are so dang cute!  And apparently there are a lot of too cute kittens, too many.  So we ended up keeping them, well 4 of them. A good friend took the only girl kitten.  And thus the flying cat boys entered our tribe.  And I swore I wasn't going to be one of those people making art about cats.  At least if I did, it would be a long, long time. 

But I already have.  And this morning's sketch is of Pumpkin who is always an inspiration to me.  I think cats are such interesting animals and have such interesting shapes.  And when I draw a cat from memory, it usually takes such a different look.  But looking at a cat's REAL shapes, really cool!  Here is pumpkin lying on his back.  I love the simplicity of the line drawing, one of my favorites!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Torn paper and ink, #3
Here's another in the series of my new journal.  Having fun with tearing the paper in ever shrinking sizes.  Nuts!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tearing Paper

Found myself in a paper store and knew I wanted a new moleskin journal and a pen.  Then drifted over to the paper selection.  Not surprisingly, I was drawn to bright colors, so I bought some, and a glue stick.  I spent the next chunk of a day just tearing and pasting.  Then I drew with the pen on the first one.  I had so much fun, and was really drawn to the qualities of paper that it can make shapes like these by tearing.  You can't tear fabric and get these shapes.  Many more possibilities to explore!