Friday, March 23, 2007

IF : I Spy


I Spy with my cat eyes

Eight fat birds high in the sky

If I should wake before I die

Please, oh please put them in my pie!


Not my usual 'sweetness and light.' I'm feeling melancholy today. I can't put my finger on why, but today doesn't feel good. Tomorrow is another day, thank goodness!


acrylic and colored pencil on patterned scrapbook paper, collaged birds from an ad, and awesome letter sticker dots! Click to enlarge the scary cat.

48 comments:

  1. Love the poem...hehehhe. Illustration is wonderful, too. A kitty's dream.

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  2. Cute and perfect for I spy.

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  3. Fun stuff, the illustration. Don't see any "darkness" in this one...

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  4. Hehehehe... looks like my cat Fito ;)

    Adorable illo, Laurel!

    cabanadigital.com

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  5. I like your picture. I think that the cat is great and I really like the variety of objects to look at. Nice job.

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  6. Dark side or not, this illustration is wonderful - full of character! I often think the dark side makes for more interesting art.

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  7. What do you want to catch in the sky yourself? HAHA, don't we all draw ourselves in every piece of art. Thanks for your comment too.

    If you didn't click to enlarge the cat, please do, both colors and detail are great.

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  8. Beautiful painting!
    Thank you for your comment.

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  9. Such awesome work.
    I thinks cats see everything in terms of birdies. It is like their money.

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  10. Great piece! THat cat is great.

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  11. i like your poem and the cat's eyes are great!

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  12. This is so interesting to look at. You always do great work.

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  13. lov the gleam in ur cats face and ur poem

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  14. You have a beautiful style - charming images, wonderful, muted colors. Cats are the purrfect spies. Lovely.

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  15. I love the lettering in the circles. So fun! I recently did a piece with my cat. So much fun!

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  16. perfect expression for a kitty asking for birds!
    wonderful multi-media piece.

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  17. poetry art and cats...all good things.

    -thanks for your thoughts on "how to comment"...I'm still unclear, as I like the banter of a scrolling batch of comments, know what I mean? All that gets lost when hip hopping around to other blogs....though I do skip around a fair bit.

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  18. Wonderful job! I certainly hope you're feeling better today. I know what you mean though, some days just stink no matter what happens.

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  19. Wow! Beautiful piece, Laurel!
    The eyes are really very friendly and warm [and quite stunning!].

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  20. This is great and it's only natural for cats to think of birds in this way. They can't help it. You really do wonderful work!!

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  21. I always enjoy your beautifully drawn and realitically painted images. Your drawing and painting experience shows.

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  22. We never know what is going to happen next. Tomorrow will be a better day... grant its wish... and ours too! An inspiriting day!

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  23. Great illo! Love the poem too (lol!).

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  24. Interesting illustration. I like the colours you used. The cat is great.

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  25. your visit always makes me feel so good! thank you very much...by the way i love cats! (sorry...my english isn't very good)

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  26. It's darling even in the ploy to eat those birdies. It's okay to be a little blue, as we can't be in the light all the time! I've been feeling it too lately, sometimes change in season brings it on. Take care

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  27. Awesome piece! Hope the "tomorrow" was bright for you. Nature can be hard to accept sometimes.

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  28. I love the expression on the cat's face. this is such a great piece with a wonderful combination of elements. I don't see anything dark kere, but sometimes things feel that way when you're down. I do hope that by the time I'm posting this, you're back to feeling fine!

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  29. Love the cat.. great illustration.. I don't think it's dark... reminds me of my cat...
    Thanks for stopping by too!

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  30. very expressive!!! and the cat is beautiful :)thanks for your comment :)

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  31. The best art sometimes flows from times of sadness. Thanks for the fine "handcrafted" piece.

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  32. You may have been down when you painted this, but your cat-he's having a ball. The artwork is super and the idea, even though the idea came on a less than ideal day for you. Hope today is better. Always a treat to visit here Laurel!

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  33. Ha, ha! Great little poem to go with you illustration. Nice job! It's a good thing cats can't fly, eh?

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  34. enjoyed your cat... would match up well with my own.
    Very wistful feel to your illustration.. well done.

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  35. Is your kitty blue cos you are? ;-P Hope you're not so down any more! Love the kitty. I love all kitties. Hehe

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  36. This is really awsome. I love the loose feeling you gave this peice. Nicely done.

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  37. Hee hee, very cute. I always wondered if cats would choke on feathers.

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  38. Definately a carnivore! Really captured some true feline instincts here! Wonderful!

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  39. It's so lovely! I love all your works. Wonderful colours!!

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  40. That's how my cat looks at me just before she jumps up. I hope today is a better day.

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  41. :-) sweet poem...
    and a great drawing to match!

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  42. what a terrific painting! I live the perspective. I have cats so I think I have seen that look of lust before.

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