Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, February 20, 2009

My cat


We have a cat that always looks pissed off. Maybe she is but I think the markings on her face give her a sour faux demeanor. But her eyes are incredible. It took her about 3 years before she decided she wanted to be a lap cat. Otherwise, she will tease you for attention and then bite you and run away - her favorite game.

I wanted to try my hand at animal hair again and I'm closer than I was the last time I tried.




Actually this is one of those times when I should have just left well enough alone and been grateful that I got a great photograph. Instead of the red-eye reflection, I got her golden orbs - all without re-touching. Pretty gorgeous, huh? Could you believe she was a very sick little kitten that Sweet Farmer found in the road?

This is a good time to show you a little sketch I did from an interesting wine label. I believe it says "Castle of the New Cat" once translated from French.

As anyone knows who has a cat knows- su casa is gato's casa - that's Spanish for "it ain't your house - it's the cat's" -

10 comments:

linda said...

you did a great job in capturing your cat!!

Kimmie said...

You've captured it beautifully.

I miss my kitty witty. He had a sweet face AND was always pissed off. Fooled the best of us - except me :)

Sandy said...

hahaha, I love your pissed off cat!!

redchair said...

Oh-I know that saying to well. Got some gatos that rule my casa and life! They tell when to get up, go to bed and when they need to be fed- in no uncertain terms!

I like your portrait of kitty. She's what I call a Picasso kitty with the beautiful markings on her nose. And I really love your label. That is really pretty.
Vikki

The Victorious place said...

Love the cat. Nice work. Love the illistration of the cat with the long neck to. He is neat.
I should be posting in a day or so again.

Steve Emery said...

Wow - I agree with Linda - you DID do a great job capturing your cat's expression. Beautiful cat, though the markings (as you said) make her look sad, or grumpy.

We actually visited a ruined place on a hilltop in Southern France (decades ago) that was called Chateau Neuf. The British use this name, too - it's Newcastle. And while we were there we did find and rescue a skinny dark cat (full of fleas, it turned out) that had been abandoned there. So your cat sketch (the wine label) rings weirdly like a story from my own life...

Odd Chick said...

that's wild! I got this bottle of wine from a wonderful old farmer who had received it from a friend- this bottle has no further info on it- but the ones we did open were AWFUL

Odd Chick said...

that's wild! I got this bottle of wine from a wonderful old farmer who had received it from a friend- this bottle has no further info on it- but the ones we did open were AWFUL

Sheila said...

I don't know if she's indignant or just grumpy but you've captured her expression perfectly. I followed you over here from Michelle Burnett's blog. I especially enjoyed that Brazilian was post.

Michelle said...

Love it!

I had a fish with a scowl once, wish I had painted it :0)