Sunday, September 16, 2007

I came across a small bag of natural coloured wool when I was going through some things the other day. I might add that I have enough "stuff" to be able to make frequent discoveries of things I have not seen for years and I had forgotten I had.

Anyway, this wool really reminded me of the coat on my cat Oliver, who is a Si-rex. These cats are a cross between Siamese, and Cornish Rex, which is a breed that has a curly coat.
So I decided this would be a good project for my new needlefelting machine, and once I got myself organised, it only took me a few minutes to create a small version of Oliver. Mind you, I broke 2 needles in the process, but next time I will tackle it differently, and hopefully avoid that problem.
My little model of the cat just begged to be put into a setting, so I decided to make a postcard picture. I had three attempts at creating a background, but finally came up with one I am happy with. The other two will be kept for future projects.

The Art, Mixed Media and Textile world has been playing with, and exchanging postcards for a year or two now. They are an ideal size for playing with and exploring different techniques and ideas. And the opportunity to exchange them with other artists provides a challenge to explore new ideas and skills, the chance to learn from others, encouraging feedback, and most importantly builds friendships right across the globe.
To date, I have resisted becoming a part of any organised postcard exchanges. It has been something on my "to do" list, but a growing distaste for "deadlines" has deterred me.

However, I know where this one will end up. There is a lovely lady who has been going through a tough time lately. I know she is a great cat lover, like me, so I am hoping that this little thought and message from me and Oliver will brighten her day when the postie delivers it.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

My goodness Mary,Has it really been nearly eight weeks since Oliver landed in my letter box?
I knew I had not blogged, or read any blogs for some time,owing to Ken's ill health,but.......
I can now tell everyone what joy both Ken & I received from your lovely was deeply appreciated & treasured.
(your photo does not do justice to your work!)

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