Midnight in the Garden of Feline Dreams 🐾

A few years ago, I created this piece to portray what my little kitty sees when she explores the wilds of the blankets and pillows on our bed ;). As always, my inspiration was a photo…

That expression! I wondered what she could be stalking in her imagination. I began with the MobileMonet app and blew up the image to a workable size. In the process, I decided that I preferred to flip the direction of the photo…

First, the face. Beginning with a few simple fused layers, I began to build the image…and sketch in outlines of those beautiful eyes.

The background was assembled to resemble the bed: blankets, headboard, pillows sculpted out of layers of fused fabric. Next, the fun part! Threads and inks:

Details of flowers and the butterfly body were created from plastic vegetable mesh…and butterfly wings stitched carefully on top of a freezer paper pattern with variegated thread. A “tree” grew up the side, with a friendly purple snake on its trunk.

Such a fun piece to create! What does your feline imagine as she hunts ;)?

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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