Saturday, May 22, 2010
Of clocks and cats
I have some new projects in my head and have been sketching out others. I also have this grant proposal to put into action as well. Aside from that I have a little piece of whimsy that I've been working on here and there. It will be a little clock eventually. I have the bones of it on the wood and have more work to do with it yet, but here's a little glimpse.
I initially did a watercolour wash on the wood. Of course this raises the wood fibres, but also gives an interesting patterning as well. I will be adding acrylics or oils to finalize this and put in a clock mechanism and paint on the numbers etc. I can't tell you what it means or where it came from, it simply is and mostly done late at night in bed.
I've spent a lot of today working in the garden and wandering around the property, seeing what winter has moved and spring has revealed. Of course Tripod sticks like glue. He has a horrible habit of running in front of me, then throwing himself on the ground, hoping to be picked up and carried. More often he gets kicked or stepped on as you trip over him! Today was no different and as I started out with my camera, there he was. Meowing and racing over to ensure he wasn't left behind.
I wandered down the lane by the house and noticed Tripod stopping for a drink in a little stream by the side of the road. He's a strange cat and won't drink water inside the house from his bowl. He has to go out and drink from puddles or streams. Perhaps a throwback to his feral days.
Of course he noticed I was wandering off so he scrambled up the bank to chase after me and once he caught up, he shot ahead and flopped on the ground.
His attention span in the great outdoors is limited, so the sound of birds or squirrels has him peering into the woods at regular intervals. Until he realizes he's left behind again...