a hairy toy

one week of brushing yields piles of fluff

what to do? craft s’more that cat hair stuff!

nimble hands now roll now shape then form

that mound of hair? it’s now transformed!

now see, for words cannot express

wild cat exuberance! yes, Yes!  Y E S !

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the fur piles

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cat wildness one

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cat wildness two

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cat eyeing the hairy toy

mr tubular too-two

commission work, ain’t an easy thing to do

especially when iterations make you blue

this here one, was not much fun

glad i was when it got done!

the tubes of hair—too large at first

wire too thick—it made me curse!

i calmed my mind, got back to work

with head at ease, i then rework

persistence finally got me through

i’m pleased—hopefully you are too!

commission two of 3

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I want to hold your paw

I LOVE cat paws!

And I love cat paw prints. I have some of those traveling up my leg. You can see those in a previous post: “Like a Cat Scratch on Sunburn”.

Here we have the quintessential essence of cat in the form of a personal adornment. And worn by no other than big boy Gaia.

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My Star! Need I say more?

Such a glamor puss is he!

A gentle beast who loves to pose!

And here he is, modeling the newest item of cat hair jewelry.

This is a salvaged creation. They are rare. Through an act of destruction, then a recombination, a new form emerges. . .

sleep time

One of Meow’s favorite things: Sleep time.

My kitty cat he loves to doze,

and when he does his eyes aren’t closed.

And if my chance he falls asleep?

His stream of dreams? They aren’t of sheep!

> ‘ ‘ < A new children’s picture book is in the making . . .

. . . The star? No other than the famous flame-point Ragamuffin cat Gaia. I based the storyline on “My Favorite Things,” a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. .  .

Spirally Cosmic Blast !

A new cat hair necklace.

What is this? A spontaneous combustion of neurological activity. Yes! The brain was on a roll in this creation, throughly in the present moment, no saved mental image to refer to.

After a couple of months cooped up at home, I finally am at the studio. In front of me is beautifully colored plated wire—rose, sea green and aqua—as well as a handful of cat hair orbs, begging to be part of something. And so it just happened, my hands, my mind, my joy, began the process of birthing this piece over two sittings.

The final result: An outrageous spirally cosmic blast!

 

In this image Gaia looks more impressive than anyone I’ve ever met in real life, he looks like he should be in charge of something important, like immigration or the military.

Hair we are again—Tubular Too!

An elegant necklace made from tubes and orbs of cat hair.

This past May, while I was laided up, recovering from a foot operation, a second design, based on Mr Tubular, a necklace I created previously, began percolating. It rolled around in my mind for days, actually weeks, before beginning the process of rolling then forming the hair into tubes. That was the easy part. Wire wrapping those elongated shapes, with brass, was a pain and I almost gave up! But I persevered instead.

Gaia is such a gracious model. Not only did he pose for me with the necklace around his neck, holding still for many shots until I got the right one, but allowed me use of his wide back for an overall view of this piece.

And the final necklace: just cat hair and brass wire.