Passions of an Odd Chick

Monday, November 9, 2009


Today was a good art day for me. I woke up with nowhere I had to go, no chore I had to do (but bottle feed 2 little kittens), and no lunch to cook for Sweet Farmer! I've learned to cherish days like this and so, of course, I got my paints out. I painted this from a boring old photo of my tom-cat. YOU CAN'T IMAGINE HOW MUCH FUN I'VE HAD! I had my music going, bubble gum to chew and fat little kittens running around my feet. And I just took off -on that magic carpet ride of absolute abandon. WHAT A RIDE!

Then I played with what I played with.

I love to add words to my paintings.
Sweet Farmer hates it when I add words to my paintings.

Cropping can be so dramatic!

I asked Sweet Farmer while I was giving him a morning neck rub- "Where would you be today if you could be anywhere you wanted to be?"
He said, "Right here."
whuuu baby- I totally agree. It was so nice to take a ride and stay right here.


Sorrow said...

I love this!
those colors are wonderful, but I just laughed out loud at the words..

Poetic Artist said...

This is wonderful and I love to put words on my art too. You and your farmer seem to have a great life.

Poetic Artist said...

This is wonderful and I love to put words on my art too. You and your farmer seem to have a great life.

linda said...

I love him, he wonderfully fat and happy looking...I LOVE putting words on photos I have taken but must learn a program rather than using photobucket, which rarely works fact, my sweet farmer is off today buying me some NEw goodies I can't wait to try!

you have a good man there! :)

Karin Bartimole said...

What a colorful fun day! I love your bright and vibrant tom cat, as well as the chosen words accompanying :)
Nothing better than contentedness with right here, right now. Blessed indeed! thank you for your recent words - they touched my heart, peace to you and your sweet farmer, K

Renee Howell said...

Absolutely LOVE your color choice and design. You give my days a definite "happy spot."

La Dolce Vita said...

love this piece and the words and the love is palpable! thanks!

simplyred said...

Love the beautiful colors on this "fat cat". And I adore the use of words on artwork (as in "Trust Your Own Path"). It's good to know that you are enjoying your artwork so much. It shows.

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Patti said...

there is absolutely nothing boring about your painting - what a transformation!!
what a great post...

Steve Emery said...

I really like the cat.

I'm with your husband - I prefer the images without words. For me, though, that is likely to be partly because the part of me that does words is not so much in harmony with the image making part of me. So the words look like the left brain got the last word (and lefty should really just stay out of it, in my world).

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