Sunday, 23 September 2007

On cat Quilts.

Just a quickie to vent my frustrations. I have been trying for two days to think of a stupendous way in which to portray my three beautiful pussy cats on quilts. My first idea was to do caricatures of them in silly poses and put them on bright backgrounds. So I have been chasing the cats around with the camera hoping for something funny to happen. Of course it did not.

Then I thought I'd get serious and terribly clever. I though that I would print a photo of the cats onto cotton which I had 'water coloured' in my art programme and simply embroider onto that giving a cool half painted/half embroidered look. However that failed too. So now I think I'll go back to my first plan of the caricature.

You see I have these smashing ideas but I can't follow them through as I'm not artistic enough. That's why I nicked cousin Lynne's sketch of Livvie for my last quilt as I'd never have been able to do the initial sketch in the first place! So frustrating. So, I shall persevere with the caricature idea as I usually find that the simplest ideas are the best. :0)

I shall let you know of any design breakthroughs as they happen.

Oh and by the way, I know there are many lurkers out there as my profile has had 175 views. So how come none of you leave me a comment? I'd really love it if you did as I'd love to know who's reading me. :0)

7 comments:

granny grimble said...

That's a good idea. Like I did Willum playing the Bass! Why don't you have a look at some of Zoe Stokes cat pictures? They are just what you need for inspiration!

Sindie said...

When did you do a picture of Willum playing the bass? I've never seen that! I shall go and look at Zoe Stokes' cat pictures right now...

GoldAnne said...

lol Sindie how can I see if I have lurkers?
would love to see pic of your pussie cats!!!
love anne xxx

Beetle said...

Well, you know I wasn't very pleased with my attempt at a cat picture - Not easy to capture their essence. I'm sure you will though :O)

Sindie said...

If you look down the right hand side of your blog under the bit about you, you will see 'view my complete profile'. If you click that you'll see how many views you've had. I think yours says 163 Anne!

Debra said...

My Indian ancestors are going to be upset that you could detect me lurking. I know I was stealthy, quiet, and didn't step on any leaves or twigs.
I love your blog and stop by for a visit now and then. Your daughter's quilt is beautiful and you have the most creative ideas!
Debra (Texas lurker)

Beverley said...

Hi Sindie, thought I would let you know that I pop by from time to time to read and see what you are up to. Love the tree painting. I have gone back to college to study art, have a long way to go until I reach your standard. Beverley