Saturday, August 17, 2013

Abstracting the cat-- Tillycat, Clyfford Still, and other musings

A kitty I've named Tillycat adopted me a couple of weeks ago.  She's small,  friendly and  has dramatic markings which I had to photograph.  When a friend saw the pics, he said "She looks just like a  Clyfford Still painting!"


 The defined black shapes on her legs remind me of  small bird textiles I made last year....

.....and as I was cropping these pics, I couldn't help putting one of her legs in a box, 
like I did in some of my bird drawings . 

Back to the cat....walking a fence rail.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Local color

Every day I ride my bike around town and see all these great colors and textures.  I particularly love the notes and arrows scrawled on asphalt in spray paint-- it's like riding around in a diagram of life.