Friday, March 13, 2009

Meet Melissa Mittens





I had a wonderful, special request from artist, Susan Faye. She commissioned me to create a doll representing her beloved kitty, Melissa Mittens. I am thrilled to have been chosen to create this tribute to such a fine feline. Susan says that Miss Mittens had a wicked sense of humor and would have loved to juggle mice if she could have :). I think she would have thoroughly enjoyed having these little gray critters in her paws! Melissa Mittens was long and wiry, so she got some super long, skinny legs and a less "robust" figure than some of my dolls have. I hope that this doll captures a bit of the joy and fun that the original Melissa Mittens provided her mom with!
Please make sure to visit Susan's blog!! She is an amazing watercolor artist who paints fantastic custom cat lady portraits.

15 comments:

Ronnie said...

What a wonderful tribute to a fine cat. Beautiful job. She'll love it.
We lost an old dachshund last Spring. I've been pining for him for weeks now. Something about the one year anniversary. The trees starting to bud and the light changing reminded me of what we were going through last year, saying our long good byes to the old fellow.
Cheers to your Little Debbie in the great cat beyond. Hard losing them.
Did you do that on purpose! Adding the skinny legs to Melissa's photo? Very clever!

equivoque said...

cute kitty!
--equivoque from etsy

Stacey said...

That turned out adorable, wonderful likeness to the picture, down to the white patch on the chin. :)

GraceBeading said...

Oh man... another masterpiece, nice work!

bluemuf said...

What a great fantisy cat. I love all your little snippet pets.

Karen

barbi malibu said...

animals ruuuuule! :D

Jenny said...

That is so darling! I love every little detail!!

faerie enchantment said...

Hello Melissa Mittens, nice to meet you! Hope you all are having fun at the soiree, don't forget to enter your name in the 7th post for the giveaways!
XO!
Lisa!

Lydia said...

What wonderful animal critters, both hand made and heart loved. I'm a kitty/animal lover, as are so many. My 3 kitties keep me hopping, along w/my 3 kiddies:)

Over from the carnival!

Deborah said...

OMgoodness your art work is ADORABLE!!! I am so happy to have found you.

Turnip head said...

Your a genius no wonder she picked you!!!

Akane Designs said...

How cute! I'm not looking forward to the day I lose Mika, but this would be a great way to remember her:)

www.akanedesigns.blogspot.com

Louise Peers said...

Love your Snippets ,great work !

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

So glad you stopped by and commented so I could come find you!! Love Melissa...great silltel piece!
Laurie

Du Buh Du Designs said...

I saw these on Flickr and they're fantastic! My mom is a cat lover and will love this and how perfectly it ties into the Soiree!!