Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Crazy Cat Lady

I have always told my kids that when I grow old I'm going to be the crazy cat lady. Well, they already know I'm crazy, so it won't be that far of a jump. Because I love cats so much, I have quite a collection of cat-related items, all of them in my studio, which really isn't all that big. In the interest of showing parts of my work area (and of not doing any actual work), I thought I would share some of my cat related items.

Below is one of the many shelves in my office, which has, starting on the left, a little metal lady with magnetic kitties stuck on her (appropriately titled "The Crazy Cat Lady"); a picture of Willow and Sammie; Bastet, the Egyptian goddess and protector of women, and a kitty pin given to me by a friend (I get a lot of cat gifts. The frame here was given to me by my husband.)

A kitty clock. The tail is supposed to swing like a pendulum but I have never been able to get it to work.

One of my wall groupings. Starting at the top and going clockwise is a sign that says "Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. They have never forgotten this.," a picture of a siamese cat that was taken from a calendar, a lovely little card with siamese kitties that I framed and, lastly, a watercolor by Rachel Parker. This particular picture is from a calendar, but I also have several prints by her. I love her renditions of siamese cats. You can check out her work by clicking on her name, above. I highly recommend it.

This is the right side of my window seat. On the bottom are pillows, one with a siamese cat embroidered and another that says "Try to be the person your cat thinks you are." Above are two more prints by Rachel Parker.
Below are the newest additions to my collection, which I bought today (along with the plaque pictured at the top of the page), even though I shouldn't have. I couldn't resist. The clock in the middle represents Willow, a seal point Siamese. On the left is Joey, who was a blue lynx point Balinese and who died in 2007 at age 19. Lastly, on the right is my fat cat Sammie.

Oh, and the real thing as well. My father-in-law made me a bird feeder for outside the window of my studio for Christmas. I wanted it so the cats could watch the birds and squirrels and, as you can see, Willow loves it.

I have much more in my collection that I won't bore you with, including some lovely ACEOs by endlesswhimsy of the Etsy Maine Team. My sales fairy, Seraphina is holding a kitty and I have a lovely kitty ornament hanging on my computer that I got in our Etsy Maine Team holiday gift giving thingy from Kirsten of anabelfuzz. And right now I am drinking coffee out of a mug that says "Crazy Cat Lady". Yup, that pretty much sums me up.

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