Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Meep: Moggies in Morocco

ink & watercolour weensy, 2.25" x 3" [ 6 x 8cm]

On a cold and drizzly day like today, I thought I'd fly us on a magic rug to Morocco where we can amble through the souks and markets for a while, then return several stops short of desiccation.  Thanks so very much to dear Katie of Katiefornia for her photo inspiration.  This illustration is pint-sized, so my kitties {smuggled in one of these} won't feel threatened by these kitties.  I have a sudden yearning for sardines for lunch.  Can't imagine why...

24 comments:

  1. You create such delights in the teeny weeny. I'll bet these cats say "meep" instead of "meow."

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  2. Oh I love them and this illustration. Buckets of love.

    Meep.

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  3. Wonder if these kitties attended the Berkeley protest (see Dive's blog)? That magic carpet could have gotten them there and back tout de suite.

    So that is what the cat that swallowed the canary looks like.

    wv: wiedcali. WTF?

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  4. Forgot to add: what an adorable example of meepness.

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  5. Petrea ~ I'm thinking we should petition to have 'meep' universally accepted as an inclusion in the kitty cat language.

    Thanks, Amy, inventor-of-meep! I like to find subject matter that's worthy of the title.

    LOL, Cali ~ thanks, and thanks also for sending me over to Dive's place. I think they did fly over for it ~ they look a little too nonchalant.

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  6. Oh, just spilling over with meepeosity. I'm enchanted.

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  7. I love this one. How can you paint so distinctly on a space so small? Amazing.

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  8. Meepitude galore! I'm, as always, amazed at the amount of fab pattern and detail you can pack into such a weensy illo! And Morocco—now there's a place I'd love to revisit, only next time with a camera! So nice of Katie to share her pix with you.

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  9. I think, Shell, that this is the brief time of year when we hand over the baton and our weather is exactly the same as yours. So keep those much needed magic rugs and cheering drawings coming.

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  10. Ooh such a sweet little drawing! I too am shocked at how much amazing detail you can pack into such a small space -- the rugs! the pottery! These cats look especially happy to be hanging out in the souks. Stay warm and dry and keep these marvelous meeps coming!

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  11. An exquisite meep! :) And your cats look so pleased with themselves to be lounging in such an aesthetic place.

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  12. Hiker ~ excellent ~ the magic worked!

    Margaret ~ a number 1 tip and a barely-there brush. Extreme short-sightedness has to have an upside.

    Alexa ~ all of you pix-sharers are most kind to me. I don't imagine you travelling anywhere without a camera any more.

    Mise ~ for this brief window, I shall comfort both hemispheres.

    Thanks again, Katie! The sun's out today, hooray.

    Thanks, Ms M ~ they seem right at home amongst those earthy tones.

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  13. I've always wanted to go to Morocco and magic carpet would be the perfect way to get there! How many of us can fit on one? And does it come with seat belts?

    Darling drawing, Shell.

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  14. "Extreme short-sightedness has to have an upside." I think I'll print that out in fancy letters and put it on my wall.

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  15. PCN ~ we don't need seat belts where we're going. :)

    Hahaha, Petrea!! I'd go for extra-large size when printing them out.

    By the way, I need to make a technical correction ~ I told Margaret I used a number 1 tip but that's just my mental shorthand for it. It's actually 0.1mm. Or in imperial: 1/teensieth of an inch.

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  16. It's turned cold here so this painting is perfect for today. I feel so snuggly. You might say I'm now the cat's meow. Meep I say.

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  17. Marvellously meepsome Mademoiselle!

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  18. Debs ~ happy to make your autumn day snuggly!

    Merci, MmeBenaut!

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  19. I wonder how long it will be before I open my Webster's and find 'meep' between 'meek' and 'meerkat' (and illustrated, of course, by our Shell?

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  20. Alexa ~ an illustrated dictionary ~ that would be a nice gig, wouldn't it!

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  21. Delightful! Love how you draw the carpet!
    LL

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  22. Meepster,
    You've done it again! And merci to our dear Katie who gets around doesn't she? And aren't we glad she does. Grand illo.
    V

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  23. Yes, Virginia ~ I thank the Heavens for the kindness of my travelling blogpals {yourself included, of course!!}

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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