Yesterday's post about a minimalist Halloween vignette - featuring just an over-sized picture of a spooky black cat - reminded me of the sinuous path from doodles to a finished item. So look what I've found, after rummaging through tons of photos taken in my first year of blogging! Doodles of a very, very surprised black cat, scribbled by yours truly in the middle of my morning "black coffee and sudoku" routine.
I liked the black cat doodles a lot, so I decided to use it as a sketch for a greater piece of art. It took me less than 20 minutes to trace the design on black color block cardboard and to carve out the big black cat, with my scissors. I also made a small version of it - a decoupage cat for which I used (oh, the irony!) a hilarious scrapbook paper featuring... well... more cats.
And the inspiration from the black cat doodles didn't stop here, either! My talented friend Ana is both a bookbinding expert at Uituka and a wonderful artist. She took the doodle to another dimension with watercolor. Her drawing is of a Blue Russian cat - these cats are rumored to come from wild northern cats, agile swimmers who catch fish. Hence the swimming suit :)
So you see, doodles are the gateway to beautiful art work...