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Girl With Cat Collage Painting

Girl With Cat Collage Painting by Lillian Connelly from itsadomelife.com
Girl With Cat Collage Painting

I started this girl with cat collage painting by gluing down some paper. I had no idea what would come next, but it turned into quite a cute little painting. It reminds me of being a girl, well, it actually reminds me of my whole life. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a cat. Funny this theme should turn up in my art work now. Kind of a nice surprise! Especially since Tiny-Small is all gaga over cats lately.

First I painted a face and then I drew in the cat looking at the face. It seemed to make sense. You have no idea how many times I have stared out the window with my cat. We are like two old ladies spying on the neighbors over here. That’s not even counting all of the times I stared out the window with our family cats when I was a child. It’s practically a profession of mine with all of the experience I have doing it. Too bad it doesn’t pay very well, right? Anyway, what I mean is, I feel like this girl and this cat are staring out of a bedroom window. What are they watching? Probably some birds, maybe a neighbor mowing the lawn, maybe some kids playing baseball in the street….

When Tiny-Small was little she would stare out the window with our dog. Apparently this gift for staring runs in the family. I seem to have passed on my fondness for animals and spectacular backyard views to my innocent, unsuspecting offspring.

Tiny-Small and Rosie waving bye to daddy.
Tiny-Small and Rosie waving bye to daddy.

She still looks out the window with our dog, even though she is practically grown up now at the ripe old age of three. There is something about sharing that moment with an animal that is kind of strange, but great. I mean, it’s like sharing a perspective for a moment. Or admiring how amazing the world is outside with someone or some beast that truly gets it.


Tiny-Small and Rosie in the window a year later.
Checking out the scenery.

When I am looking out the window with my cat, she always turns to look at me. Just like the cat in my painting. I can almost hear her saying, “Did you see that delicious bird fly by?” Indoor cats are always sort of dreaming about what it would be like to roam free, at least that’s what I imagine they are dreaming about. Then again, maybe that is what we are all dreaming about from time to time.

I know there are days I would much rather be outside bird watching or rolling in the grass or just running with the sun shining instead of inside doing laundry and typing on a computer. Even at this moment I keep stopping to look out of the nearest window for a moment. The wind is blowing my flowers around and the shadows are changing as the sun slowly makes its move across the sky. It seems a shame to be inside working on a beautiful day like this, and yet here I am.

I am sure my cat really just wants me to open the window and let her jump out. I can’t really blame her, but for safety reasons and life obligations, we’ll both have to settle for looking out the window for now. Sometimes being a grown up kind of stinks. I guess it stinks to be an indoor cat sometimes too. I hope it doesn’t stink for these two souls trapped inside my mixed media collage painting. At least they have each other, right?

Do you ever find yourself side by side with your pet staring out of the window and wishing you could just run outside and play?




What Color Are Baby Unicorns?

I asked my daughter, “What color are baby unicorns?” She yelled, “Pink!”

Baby unicorns are pink pinata.
Baby unicorns are pink.

So is mermaid hair.

Mermaid Pinata
Mermaid Piñata

But, cats are yellow.

Yellow cat pinata
Yellow cat Piñata that I want to name Seymour.

I am making piñata’s like I am about to celebrate the biggest birthday bash that ever existed, or like I got a part-time job making them. Yay me! Tiny-Small said when we hit the piñata the candy will fall straight into her mouth. We’ll see about that one. 😉


Happy Friday!


P.S. Want to make your own piñata? Check out these instructions on the Instructables website: How To Make Custom Piñatas.


The Cat Came Back The Very Next Day

Tiny-Small and I July 4th 2013
Just being patriotic with our red white and blue.

Tiny-Small loves ice cream and cats so I am pretty sure yesterday, the fourth of July, will go down in her memory as one of the best days of her life. Considering she is barely three her best days ever don’t have much competition, but still…. She got to dance to a song about cats and eat the biggest ice cream cone she has ever gotten her hands on. I am going to go ahead and declare this the most successful holiday of her lifetime.

We went to an ice cream social. There was live music. They played the song, “The Cat Came Back” and claimed it was very popular when it came out and still is to this very day. I don’t know about the popularity part, but Tiny-Small sure liked it. She got to dance with another little girl who was dressed from head to toe as a ballerina. As you can imagine, Tiny-Small was in love.

Tiny-Small and the giant ice cream cone.
Look at that ice cream cone!

We also got to watch the fireworks because it stopped raining just in time for the show. Not Mickey, our cat, curled up on our laps to enjoy the show (we could see it from the front yard). Tiny-Small was so happy. Jim taught her to say “Ohhh! Ahhhh!” For each spark of light in the sky. She kept yelling, “The fireworks make a rainbow in the sky!” I didn’t get any pictures of that part because it was dark and I don’t have a very good camera for that sort of thing.

Tiny-Small and Jim in a photo shoot.
Sometimes you’re the rider, sometimes you’re the donkey…

I did, however, get a shot of this at the museum sponsoring the ice cream social. It’s pretty priceless and matches the photo from Fourth of July last year. It won’t be long before I have en entire collection of these goofy photos matching the passage of time. Next year, I hope to be one of those faces looking out.

Posing with the donkey.
Tiny-Small trying to be tall enough to be the  cow girl.

I hope your holiday was as funny fun as ours!