Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cat Mummy

I paint faces in all colours. I'm learning to stay away from pink and purple tones because they don't feel right to me. I did this one in pink and had to search my stash for some fabric that would compliment the face. There wasn't much choice, however, I found this cotton blend which has a very interesting pink print so I paired the two up.

The result is an Egyptian inspired cat mummy decorated with pearl buttons and sequins which unfortunately cannot be appreciated in the photo. The kitty glitters and sparkles. This worked out OK but no more pink faces for me.


Judy Merrill-Smith said...

I like how you cut the fabric so that the print looks like mummy wrappings. I saw some cat mummies at the Field Museum in Chicago last summer -- very haunting.

Summerset said...

It does look like a cat mummy! I think it is sort of cool - growing up, our family loved history and seeing all sorts of museums and exhibits. My husband has an aunt that did have her favorite cat mummified when it died, sort of odd, but yes you can have pets mummified these days.

Cotton Picker said...

I was seriously considering having my first two cats stuffed by a taxidermist when they died. That was a long time ago and I'm glad I didn't do it. What was I thinking?