Thursday, April 15, 2010

C is for Cat....Cheshire Cat!!

"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire Cat in a tree.
Which road do I take? She asked.
Where do you want to go? Was his response.
I don't know, Alice answered.
Then, said the cat, it doesn't really matter."

I would think by now anyone having read any of my latest post has explored or re-explored the wonderful tale of Alice. It is such an amazing story...filled with so many wonderful characters. One I think that might keep it's self in any readers mind is the Cheshire Cat. He is written into the story at just the right times....popping in here....appearing there or even disappearing with only his grin to be seen. Such typical cat behavior, don't you think? Never come when called and always sneaking up upon you. Have to love the cat.

Here is my imagination bringing Cheshire out in the open for you to enjoy. 
Cat as he will be called from this point on ^_^ is one of my multi median ooaks. He has a strong wire armature that has been needle felted with cotton batting. He is then covered in faux fur....tried to
comb my cat to felt her fur into the batting to get real cat fur but she just wouldn't have anything to do with that idea. Imagine that!! His face and paws are sculpted out of Prosculpt clay and then washed with an acrylic paint mixture to give him that old porcelan look. He has tiny bone beads in his paws to look like claws. He has glass green eyes that have been detailed using acrylic paints and then sealed. His whiskers are twisted wire. His collar is a silk ribbon. He is in a sitting position with his paw up ready to wash and clean his pretty little face. He can also sit on the arm of Alice's chair. When doing this he is trying so hard to give her advice on eating and drinking.

 Such a big old grin Cat has. Makes you wonder just what is going through that mind of his. 
Chaz just informed me that someone drank his milk...I think I see who...look at Cat.
Don't think he finished cleaning those whiskers...Bad Cat..Bad Cat!!!

As always, thank you for stopping by my whimsical world. Please come again and again and again......
Until next time.....Hugs,


  1. REGINA!!!! He is nothing less than amazing! Wow! The details are incredible! So so so so so awesome! Like, wicked crazy awesome! For reals.

  2. Its adorable! Wicked crazy awesome for sure!

  3. That is so great! I followed Jingles advice and came to see the cat. Now I have to pop over to the library's website to ask them to hold a copy of Alice in Wonderland so I can start reading it to my 4yo :)

  4. He is awesome Regina! Quite a personality :)

  5. This is incredible, and thank you so much for walking us through the steps of his creation- those claws were a brilliant idea as are all the other little details you've added in! This is what I love about visiting other artist's blogs- I get the treat of seeing other mediums that I don't work in being used and how they're used and what they become! Simply amazing!

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  7. Oh my goodness, Regi! He is FABULOUS!!!! Those whiskers and that smile. WOW!!! He's definitely my favorite. Excellent work!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend...Theresa :)

  8. very small and beautiful story i like this post

  9. Incredible work hun!!! I love all your little creations!

  10. I love him- especially his grin! :D

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  12. Love the teeth! What a great face! And the whiskers! Oh, so much fun!!

  13. I didn't think there could be a bigger Cheshire Cat fan then our daughter (who actually has a tattoo of him), but I may have found one, you!

    I can only imagine all the hours of work you have into him, but it was definately worth it, he is amazing!

  14. At first I saw the teeth and didn't recognize them as teeth, thought wow that is a big necklace the cat is wearing. I had to refocus and then I couldn't help but smile. LOVE THE CAT.

    So glad I came across your flog through Everything etsy.

  15. I'm loving this piece. It might just be my favorite in the series...but it's hard to say. I'm not committing!