I love cats.
Some time ago, I saw a needlepoint canvas online that I really liked but couldn’t get.
Mr. Tabby had been sold, and there were no more to had.
So I made a really crappy photocopy, and mulled over what to do next.
Then I had this bright idea.
Why not have a needlepoint artist interpret Mr. Tabby?
So I asked two talented friends of mine — whose initials both happen to be A. C. — to come up with something, but changing it around sufficiently such as to not infringe on any copyrights.
The truth is, I figured only one of them would come through, particularly since I only had this really tiny, poor quality photocopy for them to work from.
Lo and behold, both ended up making me an original version of Mr. Tabby. What beauties!
I took pics and decided to fool around on Gimp and create a second, Op Art-ish inverted image of each canvas.
And now… without further long-winded ados… here are four fantastic interpretations of Mr. Tabby….. tada!!!
And here they are as an animation.
Goes well with Alabama Song.
And here’s stunned Mr. Tabby watching.
Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016
Alabama Song (Brecht / Weil), recorded by Lotte Lenya.