Tuesday, February 22, 2011

EDM Challenge 185 ~~ Draw a cat


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I hope you can see this. Sometimes it's hard to see animals
when they're seen from an odd viewpoint. These are two of
my late cats. Kittyboy is the white and black one on the left.
Beany is the black one on the right. I took this picture one day,
laughing because Kittyboy hated Beany and wanted no part of him.
This never stopped Beany from trying to be Kittyboy's friend.
The day I took the picture, they were both sleeping. I came in,
Beany woke up, but clearly didn't want to move because (in my
opinion) he knew if he did Kittyboy would wake up and punch him.
So all he moved was his eyeball, to look at me. Kittyboy died
eleven years ago (13 yrs. old). Beany died three years ago
(18 yrs. old). But this picture has made me laugh for all those years.
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The lyrics are from the song "Love is Just a Four Letter Word".
They're a little hard to read here, so here they are:

"Outside a rambling storefront window cats meowed till the break of day."

18 comments:

Shirley said...

Gorgeous! The cats and the fabric they are lying on are both amazing.

Cheryl Razmus said...

As if your art wasn't inspirational and beautiful enough on its own, you have totally drawn me in with Dylan. I can hear Joan Baez singing this one in my mind.

Sandy in Michigan said...

Your painting/drawing is amazing and you have a beautiful story to go with it!

donna said...

Well, this one is my absolute favorite of all. Yay!

Alex said...

Awwwww... cute little kitty =) Very well drawn Ellen, you've captured it perfectly!

Jolene said...

As a "new" cat-lover (after only having dogs all my life) I LOVE this!

I love hearing the inspiration behind a drawing or painting...and you did it so well in the telling of your story.

I feel as if I can reach in and pet them.

Beautiful.

martinealison said...
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martinealison said...

Très joli dessin tant pour vos minous que pour votre tissu... L'atmosphère est aussi parfaitement bien recrée, celui des chats : tranquillité, sérénité, méfiance...
Nous les avons tant aimés...
Bisous

Dan Kent said...

This is a beautiful page - I love the cats, and the black against the white. Almost negatives. And again the most fabulous pattern! WOW! I take it back, - the more I look - this is an amazing page!

raena said...

Sweet memories! Wonderful page!

BarbaraB said...

This is SOOO nice. I love cats, and you've captured them and the fabric so beautifully.

nanke's stuff said...

Ooh, I love this one,and the story is so sweet and funny! nancy

Ellen Burkett said...

Thank you everyone. I was hoping you'd all like my two boys!
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Cheryl, I agree about the music. The melody of that song is so very unique. And Joan did it beautifully!

kazumiwannabe said...

Lol, cute story, and cute cats! It's a beautiful piece, and the blanket under the cats looks fabulous!

Ellen Burkett said...

Once agai, thank you kazumi!

Rosa María said...

People who love animals, curiosity drives us when we see something concerning them. He left a beautiful image, on par with a real story also beautiful.
A hug from Spain.

Shelley Whiting said...

I really love the dark background. A very haunting and mysterious piece!

Ellen Burkett said...

Thank you so much Rosa and Shelley!