Sunday, August 5, 2007
Share Your Critter Art Sunday, #2
Welcome back to Sharing Your Art Sunday! It doesn't have to be about cats, or critters, but almost all of ours is, so that's what you get from us. We learned how to use our new scanner, and we are very excited! This lets us share images with you that we never hoped to have access to (like all the old photos of US you are starting to see!) Most of these images are from greeting cards or photos.
We wanted to share more of Vicki Ledray Grabicki's art with you. We told the story of how Mosaic Lady found Vicki and came to own two of her originals in our post here. You may recall that ML saw one greeting card at Nepenthe's gift shop in Big Sur.
It was this:
Queen Hanorah With The Much Loved Slyvester
-Celtic goddess of Creation, the arts, and cats.
Mosaic Lady was HOOKED. The kitty was Willie, of course, and while ML was working for an artist at the time, she was desperately unhappy and had not even started to make her own art mosaics yet. Something in this image spoke to her very deeply, as many of Vicki's images do. This was the first thing she ever bought from Vicki and the large print hangs in a neat green frame in our dining room today. We love it!
We have a (not yet framed) print of this one:
Shaman Calling Her Allies
This one is called Sister Cathie.
Lookit the ginger!
We have a (not yet framed) print of this one, too, and we LOVE the title:
Remembering Who She Is
Until we got out our old folder of correspondence we had forgotten that the name of this original painting that we adore is: When All is Well. Isn't that a great title?
The one at the top of this post that is similar is one we did not buy but really wish we had!
The second original we have from Vicki is called The Awakening but we forgot to scan that! You can see it hanging on the wall behind Willie in this photo.
Mosaic Lady really should connect with Vicki and see what she's up to. It's been a while.
In other Art Sharing news...last weekend for WCB we featured some darling cat images on tiles by Mary Tagliarino of Wildflower Studio: Sharing Cat art that we Heart - Weekend Cat Blogging, July 27.
Just this morning we discovered this comment on our post from Mary's kitties who are her muses, of course:
Thank you! Thank you, all! And a special thank you to Laura for featuring our mama's artwork! You must realize that none of it would be possible without us, don't you? We are the indispensable inspiration here at Wild Sunflower Studio - in fact we reign supreme on our cat gym overlooking the easel and all the mess on the art table....
We are really in charge of quality control. Sometimes, at night, we sleep on Mama's desk after we inspect everything because we can't do it when she is awake. We were drawn to the paint water because we like to drink colored water even though we have fresh water by our food bowls, but now that Mama has caught on, she always covers it up.
Thank you again for the compliments!
With kindest regards,
Anastasia (Miss Ana), Noodle, and Marchello (Chelly) all of:
Wild Sunflower Studio