That Woman here, hijacking the blog to share stuff. This month I be turning 'older than dirt'. In my art group we all choose 'themes' for our celebrations and I chose 'Cats and or Birds'. I want to share the gifts I received at our meeting! (My actual date of dirt isn't till the 13th.)
The card is a riot! The ostrich has a party hat! It says 'Party like a Rock Star'. The button on the base of the tail is a kimono button. My riend Cindy Cooksey made this darling kitty for me. It is a stand alone sculpture. There's a bag of rice in the bottom to weight it. I love the fabric used for the face; TOTALLY looks like that cat is smirking! Anything Cindy makes is just the bomb!
Here's the back.
My friend Peggy does great embroidery. I love the colors she chose for this darling mini quilt and the white rick rack really sets off the polka dots nicely.
My friend joannell made this journal cover. She drew the cat/bird and created a silk screen of it. (you remember seeing the letters on the piece of extra fabric Ms. Stella was perched on) joannell said she was unsure if I would understand the comedy of the letters and not take it seriously and I just LOL'd and said 'are you kidding me, with 5 cats the phrase has become my motto!'
I love, love, love joannells work. Her aesthetic style speak to me. I so wish I had her eye.
Lastly but not least, my friend Vicki (who is a vet in her day job) makes wonderful jewelry. She created this necklace out of a drawer pull. I draped it over this box to keep it on display for now but I love it so much there I may leave it! She told me it was Miss Coco. (we had taken Miss Coco from her after she had rescued the mama cat & litter of kittens at her clinic).
interesting note: the box is pewter over wood and velvet lined. It is quite heavy. It sits in the center on my mantle. The two cats (bookends) were gifted to me by an online friend while we were both learning the Irish language. They remind me of my beloved Gin-gin & Taffers (twin ginger sisters I had all their lives)
The figure on top is a poppet. That is Elliotts collar round the poppet. In the box we have a couple baggies with fur in them and some collars with name tags. All are from past fur family members who have gone on ahead. (The Gurl put Elliotts furrs in there, I am not ready to open it)
This is a mini-poppet;
here we see happy poppet in wonderment of the engineering of big kitty Sylvester
poppet reminds me we are silly humans and there is always something bigger (and full of wonder) than ourselves no matter what our age.
on that note:
may the poppet be with you