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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt #22: ART


ART


The Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt theme for this week is ART and my house is virtually crawling with artistic stuff.

I had tons of things to choose from, so I didn't select just ONE thing to show ... I chose three.

The first is a photograph of a stained glass kitty that Mom's cousin (Zoey and the Furballs' momma) made.

As you can see, Mom's cousin is furry talented.

She used a picture kinda like a jigsaw puzzle to decide on the size and shape of each piece. She cut each individual piece of colored class and then stuck them together with a special solder. Up at the top, she made two loops so that Mom could hang the stained glass kitty in the window.

In the photo, Mom had the kitty hangin' on the door so that you could get a better view of the intricate details of the kitty.

Our second piece of art is our Gizzy Quilt.

Millie and Jasmine's momma made it for us in our favorite colors: Purple and Green. Charmee is modeling our quilt because efurryone knows that pictures look so much more attractive if cats are in 'em. Besides, Charmee's white fur make the colors of our quilt POP!

The last example of art is a really large still life painting that hangs in the dining room.

It's a Katherine Curran original oil done on a 44" x 32" canvas. Grandma and grandad bought the painting in 1969 paying $180. The painter let my grandparents pay the cost of the painting over the course of a year.

Grandma describes Ms. Curran as being "quite a lady." At the time of the painting's purchase, Grandma was pregnant with my Uncle James. Grandma remembers Ms. Curran as even sending a baby gift when Uncle James was born.

These are just three of the lovely works of art that grace my home ... Although, it has been said that cats are artistic masterpieces, too!
DMM

17 comments:

Rocky the Gutter Cat said...

DMM, yer the prittiest werk of art in yer home!

Darling Millie said...

We are so flattered that you chose your Gizzy quilt as one of your Art pieces. Thank you!

Daisy said...

You have some pretty art in your house! I never knew Zoey's Mommie was so talented.

Suzanne said...

great art! i think i agree with rocky, though...you're the prettiest of all the art you have.

come see your mom's grandpa's art on my blog!

love
--suz

Tara said...

You are lucky to have so much lovely art in your house!

Tara

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Oh DMM, thanks for putting up a picture of mommy's stained glass. She's very honored.

Lux said...

All of those art examples are lovely, but none so lovely as thee!

Chairman Mao said...

What bee-yootiful art! And ya know what, Leonardo da Vinci said, "The smallest feline is a masterpiece."

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Skeeter & LC said...

Nice art stuff DaisyMae Maus! We will have to look for some ourselfs! We think we have seen some stuff and will post about it when we search it out.

PowersTwinB said...

wow, that stained glass kitty is just beautiful! I used to do stained glass, and I suddenly realized I miss it! Great photos, all 3! My photo is up, please come and visit

Jannie Funster said...

Cute cute, cute. From a new cat owner to you, I can now totally appreciate what wonderful inventions these felines are.

Marie the Defender said...

I love the stained glass kitty!!!

Dragonheart said...

Those are all great examples of art. :) That stained glass kitty is very pretty! Your mom's cousin is very talented. :) Your Gizzy quilt is beautiful - I featured mine last week for "colourful". :)

jcfloresinc said...

We like the stained glass kitty, you have very nice Art in your house. The Gizzy quilt is wonderful, too. Sorry we're late, had company all weekend. Have a nice day.
Samantha & Tigger

Vader's Mom said...

Wonderful choices! I really liked the stained glass. Just beautiful!!

Mama Bear June said...

Love the quilt! I almost posted a photo of one of my quilts, but decided to use my daughter's drawing instead. She's much more of an artist than I ever will be!

pelf said...

Aww.. I love the stained glass kitty!! :)