Friday, June 8, 2012

Tis a Gift to Be Simple


What to do on a rainy day?

Just wanted you to have a glimpse at what I do when I am not wrestling with the great issues of creativity and the meaning of life and how best to go about it all without losing too much sleep or sanity. 


  Good Things Come in Threes

Yes.  Felted Finger Puppets. Made from cat hair.  So much for ever being taken seriously again. But I had the biggest and best laugh of the year.

  "Smart move not giving me claws"

And if I haven’t now lost every ounce of credibility and respect, please take a moment to check out my new image shop under the tab above called Prints On Demand, where I will be offering prints of any of my images you can find here or on Flickr, made to order, on demand.
 
 "I'd eat you but you smell just like ME!"

Go ahead. Have a laugh this weekend!

22 comments:

  1. G,

    A smile and a chuckle, not an easy feat. Well done!

    B

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    1. Well, thank you Brian! I "felt" I owed it to Little P to post something cat-oriented on her birthday!

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  2. Truly brilliant. If I could only knit our cats certainly moult sufficient black fur for me to knit another cat. And everything in our home (visitors included) is covered in a patina of black fur.
    I would also like to thank you (mega heaps) again for your prompt and marvellous attention to my request for prints of two of your photos. I love them. And smile as I walk past.

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  3. EC - I hear ya! We have but the one cat, and it seems she is determined to carpet the whole apartment in a second larger version of herself. Hence the daily brushings that quickly yielded enough fuzz for three finger puppets, and, truth be told, more cute craft projects than I am willing to risk my sanity embracing!

    You are most welcome regarding the prints! Your passing smile amounts to riches beyond measure. Grateful to be the cause.

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    1. Thanks, Wong! It was fun capturing these three creatures looking out the window. The best photographic subjects - very easygoing with no complaints! Have a good weekend.

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  5. At least all three are easy to photograph..
    Good idea for making puppets out of your cats hair.
    This is it, never loosing humor!! Like recycling..

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    1. Thanks Monika - Every once in a while you need to have a lighthearted moment!

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    1. Thank you Laura - I got the project from a book full of crafts to do with cat hair, so it was not exactly an original idea, but I think I made it my own!

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  7. Gaby,,if having the talent such as for creating these adorable and lovely critters from a completely unexpected material while staring at the rain out there, caressing the world thirsty for water of renewal, is losing credibility and respect, well I need to know where can I apply for being the next in acquiring such skills :)
    ""the great issues of creativity and the meaning of life . . ."" sometimes, maybe we all need is just to sit by the window while it rains, drinking a good cup of coffee and the life is going to give us some answers, if we pay attention enough and open the eyes of our spirits :)
    Have a lovely sunday my dear friend !!

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    1. Alberto, you have put it so well! I am always happy to read your comments here. I hope all is well with you.

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  8. I can't believe they're made from cat hair - it's a wonder Little P's skin isn't on show! That's a lot of hair. What a hoot, a wonderful, whimsical detour on what was a wet long weekend here. We got to celebrate ERII 60 years on the throne...

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    1. Oh, Little P has plenty more where that came from. I have only been "harvesting" little clumps of hair from her every day for a little while and it has already built up into quite a collection now! Better stored in a crafts bag than coating the entire apartment and its occupants! All the best to you and B from me and B!

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  9. ha Gabriela, i like to be surprised this way, adorable! xx

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    1. Renilde, glad I could oblige! There's plenty of time and opportunity to be serious - I think we were all overdue for a little whimsy!

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  10. Haha, thank you so much dear Gabriella for this delicious post after a intense working day. I have a HUGE HUGE smile upon my face. Sweet daorable photo's and i just love these fingerpuppet kitties.
    And now i am going to catch up all the posts i have missed from you. Is also a big joy!
    xoxo

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    1. Monica, I thought we all could use a silly laugh right now! So much seriousness going on, we have earned a break from the gloom! Have a wonderful week, and may all you wish for begin to materialize.

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  11. These are lovely images!!!
    I´m happy to know you´re offering your beautiful works for us. I want one! Right now I´m running, but next days I´ll write to you to take all the informations to make it happen, ok?
    Wish you laughs and beautiful days!
    Kisses.

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  12. Thank you so much, Cris! I'm so happy you want one of my works - no hurry to make it happen - I know we are all very busy lately it seems! Write to me when you can. And please have a beautiful weekend!

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  13. Those are so cute! I just keep smiling - especially at the picture of the puppet and cat together :-D Thank you!

    And there actually exists a whole book of crafts to make with cat hair?! I'm remembering a high school crafts class in which the teacher said that a past student had spun yarn out of her cat's hair as a final project, but that's the only remotely relevant thing I've encountered ...

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  14. JMG thanks for your comment and bringing me back to this post - it still gives me a much needed chuckle! I brush my kitty every day - better that than dealing with the occasional hairball - so I have quite a bit of "creative material" collected. There is indeed a book available on Amazon, and I know someone who has already purchased it and will be sending me some excerpts of the projects. They can be quite complicated, so I might just stick to puppets!

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