Thursday, July 16, 2009

Resurrecting a fun post


Seth from The Altered Page put out a request for bloggers to repost a favourite of their creation.
"Cat-Like-Thing in Tree-Like-Thing" is mine at the moment. It was fun to make and I still smile when I look at it. C&Ping the original post below:

This creature was inspired by a doodle from the sketching I did at the Vic Poetry Slam, oddly enough.
The media is so mixed that I can't quite recall all the steps I took with it. The original background that you can see peeping through the aurora strip was, if I remember correctly, a watercolour and chalk wash with chalk overtop and was done months ago. It sat in my book waiting for inspiration to strike. After the poetry slam, I knew I needed to draw the little creature, so I did and that sat for a couple of weeks. The bluey-purple nightsky and leaves are acrylic and I did that at Patti's place last weekend. The rest I did last night with my fave white pens and Prismacolor pencils. The photo sucks, unfortunately, but I can give the gist of it at least.

15 comments:

Lumilyon said...

Oh, I'm so enjoying this idea of Seth's and getting to know new people! There are some lovely techniques here, thanks for sharing and thanks so much for stopping by my blog, you liked my favourites!

Stephanie said...

You hit it square on the head...it still makes you smile!!

that's what it's all about after all...

KV Creative Designs said...

Taking the Buried Treasure tour! Your blog is great!! I will explore some more. Thanks for sharing with us!
Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Mar said...

who couldn't smile to look at this piece
the whimsey in it is too much!
pleasure visiting you from seths page

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This spread made me smile. What a perfect gem for the buried treasures find.

deb said...

I'm not sure which i enjoyed most, the image or your description, they are both perfectly whimsical!

Pattio said...

I still love it too! Awesome choice! And I love how it seemed to magically come together.

Cheers

Debrina said...

I love the cat in the tree (it's where they like to be!). Hee hee. Ok, enough of the bad poetry. Great re-post and lovely blog site. Thanks for stopping on by my pad, too! I've become a follower...(is that kinda like being a stalker?).
Debs

Ricë said...

oooh, i love this! esp. those fabulous EARS--

Ginny Gaskill said...

Glad to find you. I browsed your site, fun stuff.

3rdEyeMuse said...

the cat-like-thing is a heart thief for sure ... I love that the piece evolved from a number of starts and completely understand why you'd like it ... it is quite a treasure! thanks for sharing it. :)

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

I love these sorts of journeys when the end definitely is worth the trip! Love the painting!

Seth said...

Love the title and love the painting. You have us all smiling. Thanks so much for being a part of this!

Diane said...

What a darling little creature and a beautiful setting for him!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I love the colors and flow of this page... it's like a stormy windy day... but then would you still see the bunny on a windy stormy day... I say yes! LOL