What is it about string and cats? It may be their hunting instinct, chasing a ball of string around a room. Maybe it's the texture they love, because they certainly like the fabric of my carpet and furniture. Whatever the reason, they love it and we sure love to watch them play with string.
Since I had the ball of string out, I decided to introduce my six granddaughters to the unending string game, "Cat's Cradle." I may come to regret that!
A chalkboard background provides a familiar, friendly way for me to introduce a story into the still life setting. To get the correct chalky texture, I drew on the painted surface with oil pastels, erased the words, then re-drew the final dietary confession. The use of a single object gives the piece a minimalist feel and highlights that object.
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