I’m not a great fan of cats although there have been a couple I’ve met who even I can see are quite nice.
But, many of my friends love them and are actually quite bonkers about them if truth be known, even those friends who appear quite normal in other ways….
Anyway, I have had an invite to a friends new house and I am really looking forward to it, there will be plenty of wine and chat, a take-away (I never have take-aways so this is a real treat) and no worrying about getting home because we’re staying the night…perfect (there are two cats also residing in the house!)
So, although we’ve had strict instructions not to bring anything I thought I could decorate for this little cat shaped money box for my host and do a little blog too!
I was in my fave shop The Works when I saw this little box, for some reason I bought it, obviously intending as a gift for one of the above crazy pals…
Not much to say about what I did, I just started drawing a cat, started with the eyes and kept going! I used a permanent drawing pen. The coloured it in with colouring pencils.
I tried to keep the crayon lines in the direction the fur would go…
I used a mix of two greens and yellow for the eyes; light and dark browns and very dark grey for the fur.
I couldn’t decide what colour to paint the rest of the box and my husband suggested just leaving the wood.
I varnished the whole thing in a clear gloss varnish and that’s that.