My interests vary from time to time but I remain very much a beginner in the art world, whether it's quilting, drawing, sketching, digital graphics art, painting, photography, zentangling, hand made cards or any other art form. But I keep trying... Here's my bag of information on Where to Go, What to Do and How to Do It. Hence the title: My Art Bag.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Two - Take a Word Art Challenge



Our challenge this week at Take A Word is Two.  Two of anything, so I decided to do a cat and bird.  A cat lounging in the bird's feeder.  The Red-Winged Blackbird is giving the cat quite a lecture!

Actually the cat is mine - Baxter.  (I lifted him from the original photo and placed him in this beautiful scene.)  I had Baxter when I lived on the western slope of the Sierras in Northern California.  This is the house I had there, I just loved it:

I loved the way the sunshine filtered through the trees. 

Funny story - It had a ton of cedar trees front and back and all around it.  One winter we had an enormous snow storm and the top of one of the cedar trees broke off and fell, pointed top first, like an arrow into my roof, through the roof and the ceiling, and hung there, a real cedar tree hanging upside down from the living room ceiling.

It was super early in the morning and made quite a loud crash.  The master bedroom is below the living room, and we ran up the stairs to see what the crash was, and imagine our surprise when we saw the tree top there.  It was three or so feet long that we could see.  Stunned silence.

Anyway, on the left side - in the photo - was a deck on the second story accessible from the living room.  One morning I went out to the deck to water some plants, and this is what I saw in the bird feeder which was nailed onto the corner of the deck railing:

After that day, Baxter often made himself comfortable in the bird feeder.  He was such a beautiful cat and had great personality.  😍😀😗

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...

7 comments:

Sim said...

Wouaouh, your cat is irresistible indeed!
I love the story you've created there. Charming!

Deann said...

Love that Baxter and that house...great collage work, well done.

Meggymay said...

A great post to read and a fantastic story to go with your page. Your cat does look comfortable in the feeder.

Taluula said...

Lovely post and love the pairings of cat and bird ...... and boats. Bravo.

indybev said...


I loved the story of the upside-down Christmas tree, and Baxter is a handsome fellow for sure. I suspect he was quite unpopular with the birds! Thanks for sharing!

Ozstuff said...

What a lovely page, full of eye candy. I enjoyed the story of your cat and believe that he is guarding the birdhouse out of malice (as cats do). I love your photos and I envy you the time you spent in that wonderful house surrounded by trees.

Incipient Wings said...

love your art..Baxter is gorgeous!