Claus and Claws
Our cat finds himself on top of Santa’s blue bag of goodies.
Happy holidays to all!
Lisa came up with the idea of making little wood houses for holiday gifts. I could paint the sides with blackboard paint to write a special message for each recipient. And I could draw a cartoon on one end. Add decorative ribbon on top and voila’, a holiday gift!
I cut the house shapes out of 4×4 redwood scraps, then primed them. As I like to do, I took a picture of one (second image) and drew on it in my cell phone, working out the colors and look (third image).
Happy with the sketch, we went into production, making 11 houses (fourth and fifth images). When they were all done, I couldn’t help assembling them into cat cartoon streets (bottom images). You have to admit, they look pretty neat!
A little gift for my father.
We rummaged through my wood scraps and came up with the basic shape, without any drawings. I nailed the pieces together, primed it and took a photo (top). Then I drew on the photo using my cell phone, trying various color schemes (second to fifth pictures). We selected the last (third from the bottom) drawing and I painted the menorah to match (bottom two pictures).