Drawing Lab-One

March 31, 2011

(drawing by me, Sarah age 43)

30 Cats in Bed? What prey tell is this all about? Well, my daughter Emily and I are participating in a project called 52 Drawing Lab that is being hosted by my friend Angie over at Angie Allen over at angieallen.com (formally Jumping Jack Designs) Each Thursday she will be posting a drawing lab from the book with the same name by Carla Sonnheim and she is inviting you to come along on a “raw creativity” journey…..

Our first project for 52 Drawing Lab was to draw 30 cats in bed….We both did that or at least I did….I have to say it was difficult. I don’t particularly like cats and Em is allergic to them so it was difficult for us to feel much passion about these little critters. One cat that I like is the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland and my most recent memory of him is from Tim Burtons version. I chose to call him Chester and he is shown above with his wild and crazy grin…

(Drawings by Emily-Age 9)

Em chose to take our naming process a little further and named each of her cats…My favorite: Mo and then her version of  the Cheshire Cat (Mr. Chester) Not so sure about Larry on the right, he reminded me of Lilo from Lilo and Stitch but she assures me that it is a cat…..She named all her cats–some of the names: Mr. Angry, No Name, Hippy, 1950’s Girl, Rocky and Elvis–My favorite name: Mr. Body (a cat drawn without a head) She chose not to complete all 30 saying that “I am allergic to cats mom, I don’t want to draw 30 of them” and off she went……

Have a great Thursday everyone…..

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