Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CC#12 Three Wishes


I haven't been able to do much art this week but had to keep up with my Compendium of Curiosities Challenge at Linda's Studio L3. I love doing the chipped enamel technique. I had to rush a bit but still enjoyed it. I'll be away from my computer this week but promise to visit and comment on all your lovely things as soon as possible. :) Nan


Quick story about Yoshi if you are a cat person....my husband denies this story to this day but I was there. We were going to have sushi and stopped at Earth Pets for dog food and there was this single tiny kitten with a stub for a tail in a cage and of course I had to hold it and whisper to it that it would have a good home soon. I knew that we had 2 dogs and 2 cats and Steve had said no more so I walked away and we went to dinner. We were sitting over tea and he said out of the blue "OK..tell me why we should go back for that cat" ....I was so surprised that I had nothing to say for once. We went back and got Yoshi who has been the devil cat in our home ever since. We lost our sweet old man kitty this year and she is our 3rd and last kitten in residence. We named her after our favorite sushi roll called the Yoshi roll. And that's the truth! This angel image is actually the opposite of her. She ADORES Steve but is my secret studio cat at night after Steve goes to bed. She will not let him see her being nice to me! I keep a stash of buttons on strings to keep her occupied but occasionally she is right in my face like this photo or petting my tummy from under the work desk...what's that about? I know I have a tummy...back off! LOL!

25 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh wow realy love what you have created,awesome hugs cheryl x

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh she is adorable, so lively looking and I am sure she adores you just as much as your hubby. Bless her
hugs June xxxxxx

Jane Wetzel said...

hmmmm...whats better..the tag or the story? ha ha! Lovely tag and GREAT story! tfs!

My name is Toni said...

Nan, you are so funny, Love your Yoshi story, we too have a kitty with her temperment, and she loves to lay in the Glimmermist spray box while we craft. Your tag is wonderfully detailed and try not to stress over the busyness of the week... :)

bockel24 said...

You´re right, it IS an angel face on this photo - love it, and thanks for sharing the story!

Netty said...

This is great Nan, love it.
Annette x

MarleneMAZ said...

Great story about your cat and I love the stamped image you used on the tag, great piece!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, loved your cat story

Terry said...

Not sure what I love more, your tag or the story! Your tag is wonderful! Love the sweet little kitten you used! Great picture of the real deal! Sure looks sweet to me!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Nan, there's nothing I love more than a kitty story, with an accompanying kitty photo and kitty-related art! This post made my day! One of my 3 furballs just jumped up on the desk and took a long look at your lovely Yoshi. I think Bo is a little smitten!

Your tag is wonderful! I love that angel kitty with the big eyes and "I didn't do it" expression on her face, and I love the layout you designed for it, too. The chipped enamel numeral is perfect, and I do have to wonder what this kitty's 3 wishes might be!

Great job, and a sweet post, too. :)

Shelann said...

Cute tag and story. It looks just like Yoshi. We have two crazy cats that like to walk across my project, so helpful! Off to go complete my project.

Shelann said...

Cute tag and story. It looks just like Yoshi. We have two crazy cats that like to walk across my project, so helpful! Off to go complete my project.

CuddlyBunny said...

Awww! The secret life of kitties! I don't actually have a cat ... two ferrets ... but I've HAD cats who were devils/angels depending on who was paying attention.

Love your tag! So fun, especially with the story, and your technique-of-the-week is perfectly executed!

donna said...

So sweet and what a great story. Cats have such amazing personalities.

Lynn Stevens said...

Nan, I Loved your story of your kitty! Guess you just knew you't be taking her home! She dosen't look like a devil, must be those innocent eyes!
Your tag is just purrrrrfect for the ccc challenge!

Sue West said...

I just love that kitty tag , and your kitty story. So cute!!
Sue xx

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Nan!! Fabulous tag!! Love the background and colors you used! And your Yoshi story made me laugh! We have a tuxedo cat as well. I'll have to get an updated pic up sometime soon but there's one of him comfortably sleeping in my hubby's chair on my blog. Thanks for sharing!! I always enjoy stopping by your blog! :)

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Oh, I just love all the layers. And this technique just looks so cool on the metal numbers.

Shawn Caro said...

Hi Nan, this is an adorable tag! It sounds like your Yoshi and my Mina( as in Mina Harker from Dracula) would hit it off. She is our studio cat and is always in the middle of all the projects being worked on.--Take care, Shawn

Marilyn Rock said...

This is wonderful!I enjoyed your story about your cat :)

Jennie said...

aaaw love this piece of art, and your cat is gorgeous:))

minnie_mac said...

Love the tag. The colours are fabulous. Loved the story of Yoshi too. She has such a sweet face.

Marilyn

Sharon said...

I love this story! What a great kitty you have rescued. I know she secretly loves you but wouldn't want DH to find out. LOL Cats rule!

craftytrog said...

Love your cute kitty, & your tag is gorgeous Nan! x

Incipient Wings said...

I love the tag.I love yoshi.I love the story:)