Friday, January 15, 2010

The owl and the pussy cat, in Andrea's moleskine

andera's moleskine 1/2 page

When I saw the cat (or is it a lynx?!) Heidi draw, I had a whole drawing made up in my mind, it was supposed to have a rainbow and moths in it, and be very light in color.

Yesterday, when I opened the book, I didn't quite feel like drawing the moths and rainbow, so I moved to my first spread. This morning, I still didn't feel like it, I realized that the drawing I had in my mind, was beautiful, but not in my style at all, and that it worked well in my imagination but should be executed by someone else, so I end up googling "cat + poem" and the first thing that came up was one of my favorite poems - The owl and the pussycat and so, I changed my plan, and got to use my new bird book for the owl.

6 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I LOVE your birds and this is a wonderful way to collaborate with Heidi--it came out great!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love the oak leaves and acorns in the background! :-D

henniemavis said...

Aya, this is fabulous, I love it! When I drew the bobcat, it was difficult for me to stop at such a simple black & white line drawing. I had a thought that doing a line drawing might enable you to integrate it more easily, and wow, did you ever! Beautiful :-)

Love that poem, btw. Ingrained in my head as a song, from a childrens' record. I can still sing it. I remember always wondering what a "runcible spoon" was... it seems like the Old English version of a "spork," HA!

ballookey said...

Oh, what a wonderful way to collaborate with the bobcat.

steve said...

This is a very fine collab here - perfect!

Andrea said...

Fantastic! I was unfamiliar with that poem - shame on me!