Sunday, 21 June 2009

Pussy Cat Pussy Cat, where have you been?

I've been to USA and now I'm living with the Queen...of cross stitch and podcaster extraordinaire Beefranck!
...as Adam Ant may or may not have once said...I cannot tell how much I love him, I happily went out with a white stripe on my face, can still do all the moves to Prince Charming and was one the FIRST people to fancy him without his make up on...Mimi-music FACT no.2 people!

So yup I've been at it again! :)
This time with my aforementioned soul-stitch-sista Beefranck.We are in the process of exchanging stitcheries and this is my piece to her wonderousness!

So I present without further wittering...
ShampooHead&ShouldersAboveTheRest!Thankyouverymuch!


The painting is a pawtrait of Shampoo, quite possibly one of the prettiest cat's I've seen - I hope I've done her justice!


Watercoloury challenged... in shades of lilacs and blues and yellowy greens.



See wee Shampoo all wide-eyed amongst the fronderies!



I've included a few of her favourite things in a Julie Andrews stylee...

The row of folks at the bottom are from the Mystery Science Theatre 3000, pointing at wee peek-a-boo Knocking Frog!

The words are from They Might Be Giants "Little Birdhouse in your Soul":
I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I am a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am!
Not to put to finer point on it...



...Say I'm the only Bee...Franck
In your bonnet



Currently resisidng in the USof A...and I apologise for making the owner cry! x;0)

So if you are looking for a bespoke, totally unique customised portrait, be it pet or person, then gimme shout...and cake...cake's always good.

Thanks for droppin' by! x;)

15 comments:

Robyn said...

I've said it before and will probably say it again...You're a clever girl!

Hens Teeth said...

Pussy cat pussy cat, where have you been......
I been to see Mimi,
she's an artistic queen!

If you know what I mean. x

muriel said...

lovely cat lovely work and thanks for saying where the quote was from I have little enough brain cells to try and remember things. I too am embroiderer with cat as are most of my friends

Kayla coo said...

Hi Mimi, Love those big cat eyes.
So much creativity with your painting,stitching and using song lyrics.
I loved Adam Ant!

Demoiselle Libellule said...

This is really a great and unique portrait of a cute cat!

Mieke said...

She is so beautiful!!! Great painting!! Love your work.Wish I could paint to!

Leanne Pizio said...

Wow! So beautiful. I love the colors, the beading, the words, everything. The sentence, " But I am a little glowing friend, " touched my heart quite a bit.

meplusmolly said...

Absolutely blooming purrrfect!
What a beautiful cat for you to put your creative talents to depicting, you're a true talent lady, so what cake is your poison then? can I tempt you with something homemade.......??!! ;0 X

julie said...

this is so fantastic. *drool*

Joanie Hoffman said...

o-m-g!
You made me cry & Shampoo is not my cat, in fact, my cat is a royal pain in the ass. But I came here to praise you, and you are my very favorite artist except for Whistler & Sargent & Basquiat. This pawtrait is absolutley gorgeous.
Major applause for you.
xox, Joanie

Mz. Spider said...

You've outdone yourself again, lady. Sei meravigliosa!

emma lamb said...

fabulous!

you have certainly done justice to the beautiful Shampoo... you have captured her perfectly!

oh, and i had to show this to my man... it's one of his favourite songs ever!

emma
x

ps ~ if you ever need anything crocheted then i'm your gal ;)

Undaunted said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always. The painting part in particular is stunning. No wonder the owner cried!

Mad Aunt Bernard said...

Absolutely stunning, the cat is beautiful as is your work! Very, very clever...

toriejayne said...

Hi,

What a wonderful picture, you so very creative.

Torie
x