Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Art Every Day Month - Day 1


I couldn't resist joining in with Leah Piken Kolidas' Art Every Day Month again this year. It has been fun for me before - no pressure, but a chance to push myself and show up more often in my studio and, hopefully, have some new pieces of art finished throughout the month. And that is my operative word this month - finished!
Many things that I'll be tackling will be unfinished projects I've cast aside, but now want to bring to completion. Of course, there will be spontaneous new pieces also, and, of course, CATS!


And so, for my first project, I came across this little paper cut I had started a while ago. It is very small - the cats, in total, are three inches across. I did some more smoothing of edges and added a background and other features, and finally finished it just a few minutes ago.

Sweet Dreams

 I will probably never work on something this tiny again - at least not a paper cut! I can't tell you how many times I cut a little black nose and mouth only to have it slip out of my hands into the depths of my dark green sewing room rug! Could you hear me gnashing my teeth?
Anyway, it does feel good to complete something, and I'll be moving on to my Day 2 project later!

Oops - can't resist adding this photo of Angus and friend from last night!


See you tomorrow!

15 comments:

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

I love your little sleeping cats! I envy you the ability at fine motor skills. I'm a danger with sharp objects now. lol Looking forward to your daily updates. Happy AEDM!
Stay inspired!

rajns (carolyn) said...

Your cats are so delicate and they just capture the magic of a sleeping pet!

dthaase said...

fabulous post - love the creativity!

Christine Martell said...

I love kitties and fabric also :)

Julie said...

I love your cats!

Nigel said...

Fantastic work, I haven't the patience to sit and cut things out any longer :)

Sandy Coleman said...

Hi. I love this sweet little peace. Very nice. And thanks for dropping by. Happy AEDM!

Kristin Dudish said...

Awww - Sweet dreams, indeed!
(And I love the pumpkin pic! Very cool!)

xo
Kristin

Cowgirl Red said...

Thanks for visiting my new blog and leaving a comment. Your cats are darling. I'm looking forward to this month with AED. Terah

Mlissabeth said...

The cats are so cute! I hope you had as much pleasure with creating them as I did seeing them. It will be fun to participate with you in AEDM.

Libby Fife said...

I do love your paper cuts and this one is really sweet!

Good luck with the Art Every Day-looking forward to your results.

Bobbi Lewin said...

I admire the patience and steady hand you must have to cut out the tiny bits of paper! The sleeping cats are sweet:)

Simone said...

A lovely paper cut! I can see that Rosie and Angus are a source of constant inspiration for you! x

sharon said...

Angus illuminated by the jack is a fabulous photo, Judy. What a greeting card that would make.
I'm lovin' it.

Judy Hartman said...

Thank you, each of you, for the fabulous comments. I do love the picture of Angus and the jack-o-lantern. Of course, I had to take 6 successive photos to get a good one!