Sunday, June 19, 2011

Preening Cat Stamp Print - A gift for my sister.


Spending 2 years in South Amercia my sister fell in love with the Spanish language. Now settled back in Australia, she has named the family house "Casa del Gato" - for her cat, like most, does indeed believe it has run of the household. I have watched and admired this cat assert itself with the much larger family dog, to gain a spot in front of the fire place. Outstretched claws swiped at dog's nose and all is resolved. Don't you wish your biggest problems could be resolved that easily?

Happy (early, woohoo!) Birthday Nickel. Hope you have a great day!

P.S. Quick note on the process. I had planned to carve this from lino but the words would have been quite difficult so instead I carved 2 separate stamps from rubber. Much easier to carve letters from and now my sister will also use the stamp her self at home.

7 comments:

  1. What a cute print. Ohh, the poses a cat strikes.
    Zara

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  2. Totally loving this especially the paw pads, so cute.
    Anne xx

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  3. I love this! It would look so great enlarged and hung near the entrance. And yes, I have had cats just like this. I remember it chasing our doberman around the house!

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  4. Thanks everyone for your lovely feedback!

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  5. I know exactly what you mean, we have a 15yo black Cornish Rex, very snooty she is, our dog is 8 (cattle dog cross) Licorice the cat has Ruby the dog totally scared witless and it started with one swipe at Ruby when she was a puppy and Licorice is still the boss!!!

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