Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sleeping patterns

I've been working on a normal sleeping pattern.  It's so hard to turn off my brain at night.  Kira Nichols' sick kitty reminds me how I feel when the clock reports it's not yet time to wake up!

This week's Stampotique designer's challenge calls to use an animal or bird.  It was hard to select one from Stampotique's great assortment. As soon as I picked up "sick kitty" I knew I had to create a paper pieced bed for him.  It was a little tedious (especially his tiny pillow) but I really got a kick out of making the bed with assorted patterns.

The background is acrylic on gesso with newspaper transfer.  I thought is was a perfect backdrop for sick kitty to be floating into yet another sleepless night.

Hope it gives you a smile.


  1. Oh Janet this is wonderful! He really does look like he's floating around into a mini waking nightmare. I can imagine you lost the will to live with all the paper piecing, but it looks fabulous, so from my point of view worth every minute lol xx

  2. It was worth all that cutting Janet, it's super cute xxx

  3. Beautiful! Love the colours and your background is fab!