Day 48: Tiny Felt Cat

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Today’s kitty is a tiny cat head that I made at the kitchen table while visiting family. I think he needs a magnet glued to the back of him and he can live on a refrigerator.

Another quick cat today. Another cute cat. Not sure I’ve gotten felt cats out of my system. So you might see more of them. We’ll see. And I definitely have more cute cats in my system!

I like that this project is rekindling my interest in fine arts, too. I’ve been reading a little of Simon Schama’s The Power of Art. Two interesting quotes:

“Great art has dreadful manners…. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure and then proceed in short order to rearrange your sense of reality.” (p 6) Hmmm, I don’t think my cat projects are doing that to you as a viewer… yet! (mwahahaha)

“…it’s quite true that for every van Gogh there’s an imperturbable Cézanne; for every Jackson Pollock, a Matisse; for every painter driven by furies, countless more who have gone to work and lived their lives in a state of disciplined serenity.” (p 10) Good to hear you don’t need to be insane, mentally unhealthy &/or self-destructive to be an artist. Although I am absolutely not in a state of “disciplined serenity” myself. If it’s a sliding scale between completely destructively insane on one end and healthy, stable and sane on the other, I’m probably slightly to the stable side of midline, and I like it there!

The next few cats will be quick ones out of necessity. And I’m hoping my paints will arrive early next week and I can begin some exercises with them. Woo hoo! Then: look out! My cats will put you “in a headlock.” Just kidding! My cats are nice… usually. :)

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