Cream-Colored Blankets

And on we go with Meow’s Favorite Things: Cream-colored blankets!

Snug-a-lug-lug,

A little bed bug,

In Missy’s bed,

Under the spread.

Cream-colored flannels,

Nappy and warm,

Enfold and tuck,

Such kitty cat luck

And catnapping bliss.

And there he stays,

Snoozing away,

While Missy’s gone for the day.

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and maybe…a nap time!

Continuing on with Meow’s favorite things.

The day is new, so much to do!

But first a NAP, then follow through.

I’ll eat a bit, then groom my bib.

And now a NAP, it’s how I live!

A crow to watch, a bee to chase,

I’m tired now, is this my fate?

I guess I’ll take a NAP, before it gets too late!

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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. . .

Bright Sunny Spaces

Continuing on with Meow’s favorite things.

There is a time for fun,

and then, there is a time for the sunny sun sun!

Flipping and turning from side to back,

within these golden rays he stays,

never to stray, while basking away, until the last ray fades!

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Smykk deg! Gibberish? Not!

Yes, it’s Norwegian for “Adorn Yourself” (with jewelry)!

Gaia and cat hair jewelry has a small feature in the latest issue of KAMILLE, a Norwegian Magazine! He is looking pretty adorable wearing the I LOVE GAIA neckpiece!

I am not learned in Norwegian but in San Francisco one can easily partner up with a foreign speaker for a translation.

At the top of the page Gaia is looking coy donned in his heart-shaped hair necklace. His bubble says: Even YOU can wear this jewelry! But, will Gaia let it go? I think he is happy wearing it! Thank you very much!

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tuna@meal time

And now, the next installment of Meow’s favorite things: tuna at meal time.

My kitty cat he loves to eat

and tuna is his favorite treat!

He’ll smacks his lips whilst eating fish

then lick his bowl—was it not just full?

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

play time

Continuing on . . . another of Meow’s favorite things: Play time.

Oh how Gaia LOVES to play and play,

and so he does this night and day!

Strings and things transform to toys,

especially for this playful boy!

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

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.