...these cats are getting outta hand!
...oh my is right. I really feels like summer break now, and I kind of...well...LOVE it! Yay!
Well, I kind of have several projects in the works...per my previous post...so this will be a shorter blog but I did want to take a minute and write about the new series I started yesterday...I call 'em, 'Crazy Cat Ladies'.
I thought of these pieces because I want to show them at a really cool group art event. There is a show coming up in July called, Caturday Saturday at the Greenroom Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale and I didn't make any pieces for it last year and I didn't want to miss out this year...so I am starting early!
Hangin' with some cool cats
Now, let's just get this straight. I am not hatin' on crazy cat ladies, I myself and probably one cat away from being one myself. I use the term lovingly. When I started thinking about the pieces I wanted to make I was checking on-line to see what was already being done, if anything. I came upon this site, http://www.crazycatladies.org. I checked out the site and saw some good information on there about cat hoarding, etc. which is a serious problem and not funny at all, but I definitely think these pieces could at least draw attention to the bigger issues.
So my idea for my pieces is to continue to look for inspiration from fashion magazines and my Pinterest Boards (poses, styling, faces, etc) and then combine the images of my ladies with cats...cats resting on their heads, shoulders, peeking out from behind them, etc. High fashion meets feline fierceness...cat couture...
I will select my three pieces for the Caturday Saturday show from this series, I hope to make lot's of them! When I was making the first three pieces, I kept thinking about the whole animal hoarding thing...and then the importance of spaying an neutering...and how terrible it is that everyday animals are euthanized ..Mackie and Scooter came from an animal shelter and I can't imagine not seeing their furry faces when I wake up...so I want to try and figure out a way to get some of my pieces out there to raise awareness, or funds, for a local animal shelter. I tried to find contact information for the site I found, but could not find anything. Still researching but if anyone out there has any leads please let me know. (email@example.com)
Alright...time to get this day started! Gym, lunch with one of my favs, a nap with Mackie and Scooter, creative everyday pieces, a commission and some more 'crazy cat ladies'!
PS..I added a graphic I made for the Art Hive Magazine FB page and Blog this morning...but I, uh...made some additions specifically for this post!
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