Hopalong Hollow....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Endeavoring to create a cat's face..

 I have struggled with making cat's faces for over a year in my fiber work.
Cats have a flat face, essentially, with a subtle profile. I find sculpting them much trickier than making a creature with a definite muzzle and nose, like a rabbit or a mouse.
So, in my determination to build a better cat, I started to practice on four faces. 
I really did start with a pretty flat surface. Upon that surface I built up the facial structure, bit by bit.

Fur was added to the face, small tufts at a time.
Kitty #1
   Kitty # 2


Kitty #3

Kitty #4

The Calico in the front

 The Salt and Pepper Kitty looks like a fly has landed on his nose! He is very surprised about it.

Everyone is wide-eyed, except the Tabby... but I find this a frequent expression on all the cats I've known and loved.

 I'm pretty pleased with the way they turned out.
 I do have my favorites. Isn't that always the way it is with cats?


  1. They look cute, and so real. Great job you did on them.

  2. By jove, I think you've got it! They most definitely look like cats! If you put a mustache on the black and white wide-eyed, startled cat, you'd have Jack--Susan Branch's cat.

  3. Oh my gosh, I love them all! Great work as always dear Jeri ~ FlowerLady

  4. You are an honest to goodness (I almost typed goodnest!!) artist in the finest sense of the word. I really love how kitty #2 has those little cat hairs on his ears-so lifelike. I know he's my favorite-I love that expression! Wonderful!!!

  5. Darling kitty cats, Jeri. I'm looking forward to seeing them all full bodied. ♥

  6. Those are pretty catty looking cat heads alright! I think you've got their little flat faces down pat. You should fashion a fly or wasp and sit it on the salt and pepper cat's nose that would be perfect!

  7. Jeri.... As usual...they are absolutely wonderful. Some how you always manage to capture the essence of the animal...bringing it to life! I so enjoy your creations!!

  8. By George, I think you have done it! Jeri, these cats are amazing.. It would be difficult to pick a favorite, they are all so sweet, but the salt and pepper makes me giggle. Beautiful work....
    I can't wait to see the finished cats!


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