Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Leave it to me to do things a bit backward....

When I create my paperclay animals, i never do preliminary sketches....i really don't plan much at all. They just sort of evolve as I go. Well, years ago, i decided to do drawings of my completed animal dolls and ended up compiling a children's storybook with them. Soooo, I decided to revisit that concept yesterday. I did a little colored pencil and ink illustration of my Tweedledum sculpture. I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, so I pulled out some small canvases and began playing with the idea of a collage painting. After some more drawing and cutting and pasting and painting and varnishing, this is what appeared! The process may be a bit backward, but there aren't any rules in how art is created, right? I was having a terrible day up to this point, so i had to add some verbage to the painting to remind me to just SMILE!!! This painting is available for purchase in my etsy shop for a very affordable price.



Here is something else that makes me smile no matter what! My sweet pea, Rosie...aka the Oozie Buddha. Love her!!!! Look at that body! Hilarious.



I had a very successful cat trapping adventure on Sunday night that i have been dying to share with you, but i forgot to take photos so i am waiting to post until i get some good pics. Stay tuned.

15 comments:

Ronnie said...

Thanks for the pepper upper!
I Love your flat version of froggie.
What a CAT!

Chicken Lips said...

Love the illustration! And no, there are no rules! It's obviously working for you!

Cloud Nine Creations said...

LOL!! I love that cat! Reminds me of me when I'm watching my Golden Girls!

Sheryl Parsons said...

Carrie, I'm glad I'm not the only one who hits the clay running so to speak. I will have a spark of an idea and can't wait to get to the clay. But your idea of paintings of them afterward is inspired! Love the little tweedle painting!

Your cat reminds me of our neighbors cat, I've dubbed her Rudy, Miss Patooty, with the big fat booty. She is so round she almost drags her tummy. She will slim down for the summer, but not much. Her partner in crime is Molly the Moocher, who waits on my patio for a bowl of milk each morning. She was a stray that was adopted and was very shy. I'm the only other person she will let pet her. She likes to keep me company when I'm outside gardening. Cats are such fun to have around. Anyway, stop by my simply sheryl's blog and see photos of Emmett giving her a kiss. :-)
Sheryl

ButterCup said...

So cute.

LOL, your cat is funny! Such a cool picture.

Merry said...

Love the cat photo....can you get anymore relaxed. :-) Your artwork is wonderful you are very clever

Jill said...

Great job on the froggie illustration & the kitty pic is adorable! Can't wait to hear about your successful TNR adventure. The stray cats around your neighborhood don't know just how lucky they are! Keep up your wonderful work! ~ Jill

GraceBeading said...

Ah Rosie... a gal after my own heart I can see how that would never fail to make one smile.

Love the frog painting too. Your art is so happy!

I'm looking forward to hearing about the trapping adventure as well.

Pattee said...

I can hardly wait to hear about your cat trapping...

I love your cat... what a reclining position she's in!

If you write a children's book ~ I want IT!
Pattee

UniqueNurseGranny said...

What a hoot that cat is...Keeps you busy and smiling it seems.

Jake and Micah said...

I'm interested in hearing more about your children's book! I've been thinking of doing a quickie one myself if just for me. :)

Jenny said...

I love the card. Funny kitty, too

I am having a blog giveaway on whimsy...so come check it out!

Jill said...

Hi again Carrie! I left an award for you over at my blog. I got one & I think you're supposed to pass them on so mine goes to you! Have a great day! ~ Jill

Jenn said...

oooh Rosie!! I am just giggling out loud...she is SO cute!! I love her:)

and Carrie...your canvas is amazing! You couldn't possibly do anything backwards. There are absolutely NO rules and I think it is FAB-u-lous!!!!!

xoxo...jenn

Johanna Parker said...

Glad your art made you smile :) That's what it's all about, and that cat of yours is a hoot!

~ Johanna