I’m a huge fan of Eastlake furniture. Growing up with a house full of antiques, I never changed my love of them (seeing as most of those antiques are in this house), and like to include things around the house in my paintings. Now most of you with cats will think this unrealistic. The vase would be knocked over, the flowers spewed across the floor, maybe some petals stuck to the walls, and those chairs would be shredded. This painting is more like the “calm before the storm” as I think I might actually paint it again with a more overboard representation of a cat room. =P
A friend of mine suggested the other day, that my Mother and I should do a Crazy Cat Ladies self-portrait photo shoot. This was after my Mom took a photo of me as the Crazy Chicken Lady-we tried to recreate my shot with my daughter and a chicken. Needless to say, my daughter is a much better model, and it’s much easier being behind the camera! So anyhow, dealing with poor lighting indoors, unruly cats bribed with treats and catnip, and then almost comatose cats (after they broke into the bag of catnip we forgot to put away), we managed a couple shots as Crazy Cat Ladies. =)
My Mother, the Crazy Cat Lady.
Me as the Crazy Cat Lady
The Chicken Lady…recreated. My Mother bought me this new Victorian outfit for our upcoming zombie walk. I wanted to showcase it somehow, why not with a chicken?