Today’s trifecta includes an item we’ve encountered before, but not in this form: felted cat replicas. “Wakuneco’s” notes on YouTube concern replicating in felt the face of a deceased cat, a companion to another cat recently reproduced in felt:
I found “Cha-kun” the red tabby which I created in 2018 in my hands again. The owner who asked me to create “Cha-kun” had another cat called “Koh-chan” who recently went to heaven.
I decided to create Koh-chan for my new project. I wanted to see them side by side and make small adjustments so I asked the owner to send me Cha-kun. They were both stray cats. Both cats were taken in at different times but were both suffering severely from starvation when they were found. With the much love and care from the owner, both cats found themselves very happy together as a family till their very last day. Cha-kun and Koh-chan were very fortunate to have such a kind-hearted and loving owner take them in.
I had the opportunity to create such cats. I don’t really know what role my cat portraits have but I hope that they somehow help these cat owners who have lost their beloved pets.
This artist does a fantastic job of recreating the cats in felt, though some think the result is so realistic as to be ghoulish (I don’t agree!). Even the eyes are painstakingly created with paint and pigment from glass spheres. The amazing thing is that getting this done for your cat appears to cost only $230 at Wakuneco’s etsy store (there are other gifts as well, like portraits).
The holidays are coming: Hanukkah, Christmas, and Koynezaa, and My Modern Met has a list of the gifts your ailurophilic friends would love to get (click on the screenshot). I’ll show a few of the goodies, with a link to where you can buy them:
Melting cat candle, with a demon surprise inside:
Cat hammock (though your moggy may prefer a cheaper cardboard box):
Cat butt magnets! (I have these on my refrigerator):
. . . and a beautiful cat journal to record your lucubrations. Only $21.
Bored Panda reproduces some lovely cat landscapes by the author of the article. The details:
My name is Lim Heng Swee, and I’m a self-taught illustrator from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Cats, for me, are very mysterious animals. I like their personalities, which are always curious, calm, and relaxed. I always feel soothed when observing their postures, and I found that the curves of cats can perfectly blend into natural landscape scenes. Therefore, I decided to create a series of cat landscape artworks in which the cats play hide and seek with you inside these minimal landscape artworks.
Hope these simple, playful, colorful artworks with a touch of a sense of humor will ease the stressfulness we are facing in 2020.
Here are a few:
h/t: Ronaldo, Bruce, Su