Friday, June 28, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

DA CatToon #16 - Happy Face

I haven't really been as inspired to do the CatToons since Lister died.  I had decided I'd keep him in them even though we're now a one kitty household and that one kitty keeps us plenty amused... still it seems weird and well I've been busy with other things.  Still last night we were discussing how he managed to always look angry where as our other kitty doesn't and he really wasn't an angry kitty.  So in his memory he gets his own solo CatToon today.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CatToon blankie

When our friend Misi announced she was having a baby, I figured I should make her something instead of just buying something generic. First thought was a blankie, though I had never made one before. Once I settled on that idea, I thought it should be Big Bird (mainly as a joke - she's the only person I know who is TERRIFIED of the Big Bird - if I hand made it for the baby she'd have to appreciate it, even if it gave HER nightmares it'd be for the baby). But I'm not that cruel even if it was an amusing idea for a minute. Then I realized the cats. She has a kitty that reminds me of Lister. So I started out with this:
As you can see, it's just a piece of fabric and cutouts of the kitties done on grocery bags. Eventually that turned into:
Yup yup, two fabric kitties done on plain Muslin. I used Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils to color the kitties, then set them with an iron. Of course, the real life Dutchie cat had to *ahem* help -- or just give her opinion of Lister being on HER blankie. Now the back of the blankie was easy to figure out. It was part of what inspired me to do a kitty blankie at all.
Yeah, Kitty Chronicles / Cat newsprint fabric for the back! Still I wasn't sure about the front. I couldn't just have the two cats at the bottom and leave it blank space. Then it hit me. Her name at the top, of course. But the middle? Oooh... their paw prints climbing up toward her name. Dutchie has sharp claws that never fully retract so she got sharp pointy ones. Lister was the sweeter rarely clawed you ones so rounder paws:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Birthday CatToon

My sister and I share our birthday, today.  So this one is for her.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

DA CatToon #15 - Big Bird

Election related, of course. I've left Lister in the CatToons though he recently passed away.  He just belongs in them.  I started one honoring him, it's not really ready yet so for now, onward...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My new Twitter banner

Since Twitter added banners, I had to make at least a temporary one.  Despite Lister's recent passing, he  will remain a part of my CatToons, so he's of course in it.