Monday, November 29, 2010

Cat Sleeping under a Peony

Sleeping Cat Asian Inspired Pin

Artwork Pin
For Pick-Me-Up Monday I thought I'd share a new piece that I finished this weekend, a sweet miniature art sculpture of a sleeping cat that I fashioned into a pin. I sculpted most of the scene using Fimo translucent clay over custom color blends dusted with pearl powders. The bamboo frame was created using a wonderful mold by Lisa Pavelka.

On Sale
This pin, as well as everything in my Young Creative shop, is on sale until Dec. 15. Just use the code YOUNGCREATIVE1 at checkout to get a 10% discount on your entire order.

My Inspiration
The inspiration for the piece comes from a beautiful Chinese painting, Cat, Rocks, and Peonies, that belongs to the Freer Gallery. I picked up a postcard  featuring the work, and another of my favorites, the Japanese work, Puppies in the Snow, when we were living in Washington, D.C. I mounted the postcards on some mulberry paper and framed them together in an asian-themed stamped frame that I made especially for these works.

Happy Monday, I hope these sweet sleeping babies make you smile.



Ooh,a comment! How delightful.


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