Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cats and Dog, sketch and the real deal

We thought we'd just take a little morning walk in Annapolis on Sunday.
What we discovered was two Festivals going on!!
 We like to be festive!
This picture is from the Fall Festival and an antique store with it's "old stuff" out in front of the store right on the closed street. I was happy to see this iron statue of a poodle.

The other thing I want to show you is a sketch, this time of a cat...(more sketches click here!)
I was thinking about Martha who sent me the poodle pin cushion and her three kittens. I know dogs, but don't really know cat physiques.

When I sat down with my morning coffee to sketch, it was off the cuff. Then I thought to zentangle it, and color it in with faber-castel pens I use on fabric. What fun! I made up a font, and just added stuff I thought might be fun and I loved it! What a surprise!

The way I see it, if I don't know how to draw something I can research it or just try it.

 If it comes out wrong I can salvage it or throw it away. 

If it comes out okay I can show you!



  1. This is super cute! I especially love the font you created and the zentangle design!

  2. Hi LeeAnna,
    Great work! You captured the attitude of the cat!
    Take care,

  3. Great cat! I love your attitude - just jump in and try.

  4. Oh, I love the cat sketch! And my three kitties would comment, "I represent that!" Cats are so predictable in attacking anything that moves and looking so sweet and innocent all the time. Your depiction of the cat with wild, colorful sections speaks to how playful and creative they are. And you are, too! I usually include a cat picture on my blog posts, and the kittens are teen-agers now but I still call them kittens.

  5. Your cat is fun and funky!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. Beautiful this cat painting. Compliments. I love it and will be back to see more of your work.
    Love from Amsterdam.

  7. That is terrific! I've never had a cat but I do love images and fabrics that feature cats. This image would make wonderful fabric!

  8. Love your cat! That Zentangle stuff looks pretty neat.

  9. LeeAnna, how cute. The face is purrrrrr kitten.

  10. Wow, LA! Nice cat! Thanks for sharing at TGIFF Linky Party!