Friday, January 20, 2006

Illustration Friday - Cats

Illustration Friday - Cats

Mountain Lion - I made this about 10 years ago. The material was dyed then free-emboridered on a sewing machine. Then made up into a cushion.

The image was inspired by some rock art.

Here is a detail:

Illustration Friday - Cats - detail

Update - Saturday Jan 21st 2006

Today I happened to catch this cat in my camera:


Whiskers

32 comments:

isay said...

lovely! the dye color effect is beautiful.

carla said...

Cool! It has such a wild, primitive look...I guess it's the rock art influence. I love the colors, too.

ValGalArt said...

this is great!!! love the expression and colours!

andrea said...

I'm so good! :) I thought it was a painting on a rock until you explained that it was a cushion ~ inspired by rock art! The image is very primitive which I adore. the tie-dyed effect looks like veins ina rock, too.

Janet said...

Nice!!!

Teri C said...

Wow, how imaginative and creative!

janey said...

That's one scary looking cat. Love that primative look too.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Ah jist luuuurve it, Caroline. Free style embroidery? As in you didn't sketch the cat first? Ah luv it, luv it.

merlinprincesse said...

I like it Caroline! Primitive yet very modern. Remembers me of Lascaux!

DaveM said...

Our cat can go that that when I tease him.

cream said...

The cat is frightened out of its wits! Can you see the hairs on its back! Meaow!
Well done, Caro.

Mike Thompson said...

That is extemely neat!

Joy Eliz said...

Wow!! what a great pillow!

Caroline said...

Thanks everyone! I've added in a photo of a neighbour's cat to have a more recent contribution too.

Toni said...

Love the colors and the die effects. It also looks like a bit of batik also. Like the primative look also.

zordis said...

This is a fabulous piece. The claws are out of this world. The cat is soooo good. Very good work.

kg said...

that mountain lion art is awesome, and it looks like it was a lot of fun to create. glad that's not a real cat on your chair - those claws would do some major damage to furniture!

ps thanks for your comment on my blog. i appreciate the kindness. i get frustrated from time to time; it's nice to know people understand!

Anonymous said...

Another influence from rock art - excellent!! This is a fine cat specimen!! Love the toes :)

aynaku said...

it looks like a bit of a batik, too...nice colours and dye effects.

johnnynorms said...

Great! Your mountain cat looks VERY hungry!

Caroline said...

Thanks everyone! Its great to have all this appreciation for something I did so long ago.

Shano said...

How clever! What a unique image and cushion! would go well in my home :)

Tony Sarrecchia said...

That's very cool, Caroline.

Tony LaRocca said...

I love it! It has such personality

rose said...

The batik cat is amazing! That's just what I imagine cats looking like when they howl at night. Nice photo, too.

Fern Lady said...

OOO! I Love the feet and the mouth. Very cool!

Aravis said...

This is just so very cool! I love the design and the colors are wonderful. Great cat photo, too! :0)

TXArtcGal said...

I was surprised this was on fabric! AWESOME!! Reminds me of a cave painting!! Love the cat photo as well!! :)

steve said...

These are so fantastic and original. Love the sand painting at the top as well!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

wonderful picasso-like work! and the photo is a cool shot too!

Caroline said...
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Caroline said...

Thank you - I've tried to visit everyone who has commented but I've noticed that the comments don't always stick... blogger!

And atomicvelvetsigh - just in case you return here - trying to leave a comment on your site sent my browser into a spin and I had to force quit the browser to escape... before that just trying to open a comment window in my normal was wasn't possible as you seem to have disabled right clicking... so sorry I couldn't leave anything - and I do think your cat is stunning!