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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Quest for Making Cats

I have been trying to find new ways to make kitty cats. I love cats, but for me, they're hard to do.

I can do the typical simple form of the face with the two raised dots for the muzzle, but I'd like to take them another sculptural step farther.

The kitties can be stylized as this photo of Sanders shows, but we all know that most cats don't have van dyke facial hair.

So I joined a cat bead exchange. The other members are all coming up with cute ideas and now I need to get in gear to figure out what I'll be making. I want them to be cute, but a little fancier than what I usually do. I haven't decided whether there should be a full body or just a face.

Got any great links to cute cats that I should use as a model? Thoughts about things I should try? I'm always telling you what I think you should do, so today I'm turning the tables and asking you what do you think?

I have a few more different ones in the kiln right now. It will be fun to see whether any of them are similar to your suggestions. Thanks for your comments.