Friday, February 11, 2011

Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge

The Furry Stalker
 The challenge this week at Inspiration Avenue is "Furry"
brought to us by Lisa of Priti Studio.  
Lisa always has good ideas!
Visit Priti.Studio to see her challenge entry as well as
the other inspiring art she creates
...saints, angels and other beauty...

I've just joined a brand new Etsy team called
Digital Artists. So many wonderful artists 
have joined already. If you love digital art, check it out

The gorgeous blue-green background in my entry above 
was provided by the generous Digital Kiss, team captain.
When I saw this background with all its lovely texture,
I was already thinking about my furriest cat, DeeDee.
Somehow, the two images seemed to compliment 
each other, so, voila, I put them together.

This absolved me neatly of my original thought, 
which was to attempt to paint a cat. 
Bleh, even though I know cats so well,
look at them every day, 
I can never draw one that I'm happy with.

Visit Inspiration Avenue on Sunday to see
all of the "furry" entries in this week's challenge.
And check back every Monday to see 
the week's new challenge theme.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Oooh, I love it, Maggie. Sounds like a fun team. I really love the background too. Speaking of which I have some textures to post about on my blog. They will be free for use.

  2. Ooh I love puss cats - they are great companions to my kind, with so much more to them than meets the eye!

  3. This is gorgeous. I like how atmospheric this picture is.

  4. This is cool Magpie! Love the background.I am never satisfied when I try to paint cats either for some reason.

  5. This is gorgeous, and you're so right that the background was perfect for his face. You really should print and frame this's that wonderful!

  6. Oh, those eyes! Love your background too & of course your furry creature. I may have to try working with some digital now! Happy Sunday to you.~Theresa

  7. The effect of Dee Dee's stunning photo and the gorgeous background (love that colour) is great.

    I so wish I had Photoshop and a computer that would run it so that I could play with images to create new art.

    Kat :-)

  8. Maggie, what an adorable entry. I love how you explained your thought process as you developed the Furry challenge idea. Great entry.

  9. Dear Maggie

    I am a new follower of your blog. I fell in love with The Furry Stalker at Inspiration Ave and had to come to find out more about both cat and artist!

    I look forward to seeing mnore of your work and invite you to join me and my cats over at Create With Joy!


  10. This is super, Maggie. I think it is funny that you said you are never happy with your cat paintings...I was looking through your blog trying to find a cat I remember you painting...I wanted to use it as inspiration :-D
    I never did find it, but I know it was fabulous.


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