Monday, December 1, 2014

A Bittersweet Tribute

I've been crazy busy in the studio these last few days, following a little pre-Thanksgiving getaway with the Mice President. (more on that another time) For now, I want to show you the latest pieces, the first a rather bittersweet tribute to all the feral kitties out there, trying to stay warm this winter...


 Many years ago I purchase a CD (a Canadian compilation, as I remember), called "Christmas Songs", and it included this sad, sweet tune that served as a reminder of what sweet creatures cats are, and to always do what we can to offer them shelter, especially in the colder months. (Warning: you may need a couple of tissues for this)...


Was I right?

Anyway, back to the piece I painted. It was inspired by this bittersweet song, and painted in honor of all the sweet ferals out there looking for a home. The piece measures 11" long x 7 3/4" wide  x 4 1/2" deep, and is painted in acrylics on a bentwood box, and finished with a clear, acrylic varnish. Inside, I've painted the cat constellation....


It will be available on Etsy later this evening.

In the meantime, there are a couple of other pieces available there, "Santa Paws" (a piece honoring dog rescue), and this little snow leopard ornament - the last of six, five of them already claimed...


I like how the blue background sets off his eyes. :)

There will be more ornaments coming soon, and as always, I'll be sharing previews on Facebook, so please do click the link on the right hand sidebar and find me there!

OK, back to work I go - many Yuletide goodies to paint, and a newsletter to get out too (to be added to my mailing list just shoot me a message or email)....

Wishing you a warm and wonderful December!

♥ Carolee

3 comments:

Victoria said...

I rescue the ferals that will let me catch them, and I wish I could save them all. I didn't have the courage to listen to the song, but the box you painted is truly beautiful.

Blessings,

Victoria

Susan Lester said...

OMG, Carolee! I can't get this story out of my mind. It was so sweet and so exquisitely sad! I love your interpretation of it.

Did I tell you about a book I picked up in London called "Blitzcat?" It's about a cat who searches for her owner through WWII and all her (mis) adventures! I just loved it.
xoxo

Libby Buttons said...

Amazing art !