The Cats Come Back the Very Next Day

Hold on to your hats folks and grab the water hoses! I'm about to set your inbox on fire with a second blog post in the same week! *gasp* I just wanted to pop in and clarify a bit about my cat drawing project. It is titled "52 Weeks of Cats" and it is NOT a 365-project (or in this case, a 52-weeks-straight project.) My goal is to spend 52 weeks total drawing cats. It will definitely not happen within the space of a single year but probably two. My only rule is that when I begin working on a two-page spread (there are 52 spreads in my sketchbook,) I must finish that spread within 7 days time. I might draw 15 cats or only two (one per page.) Any media, technique or style is fair game. I make notes along the way about what works and what flops.

I am experimenting with many, many ways to illustrate cats and a lot of my doodles begin with a random watercolor blob or crazy scribble. Hence, the oddball shapes and decidedly uncatlike creatures. (The large colored cat in this page began as a sketch with my non-dominant hand.) As with almost everything I do, I begin with play - lots of it - and wait to see if something cool or useful develops out of my playtime.

Comments

carol said…
I'm love'n the cats and I don't even love cats!
molly said…
Thank you.
Loulou in Texas said…
I like the self-imposed rules you've chosen for your cat project. Seems like I'm always setting myself up for failure when I decide I'm going to follow someone else's 365 project or 52-weeks project. I need to give myself permission to make my own rules like you have!

It will be interesting to see how your little cats evolve over time. You're off to a great start!
jane eileen said…
Loving all these cats and the reference to the song, which I used to sing with my grandwonderfuls when they learned it on Jack's big Music Show! Thanks!