Category: Craft and Art

LOGaCAT batch 3

Day three of #LOGaCAT on instagram. I hope all of these cats aren’t tiring you out. We still have a long way to go.

I got a little sketchbook (or two or three or four) to dedicate solely to these kitties. I’m loving seeing them all together and flipping through them. I will take some photos of the actually book soon. It certainly makes me want to turn these into a little illustration book. What do you guys think? Stickers? Book? Postcards?

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LOGaCAT batch 1

I had packed so quickly last week that I completely forgot my pens. Perhaps it’s my subconscious way of making sure I go to an art supply store while I’m here. Finding an art supply store is usually one of the first things I do when I’m on a long trip overseas. In Berlin, here was one right around the corner from the office and I think I went every other night. London seems much more spread out, so my first task on Saturday was to make my way to “probably Europe’s largest fine art materials store.” I didn’t make that tag line up. Susannah, from Make or Break, and I headed up there and it was well worth it.

I expected, much like I do in grocery stores, that the brand names would be the same as those in the US. Let me tell you, that is not the case – neither in a grocery store nor in an art supply store. I happily stocked up on new paper and pen varieties that I have never seen in the States.

And it’s a good thing because the #LOGaCAT @afternoonan project is well under way. You can follow along on Instagram where I’m posting five daily or here on, HaveaGoodAfternoonan. The goal is 300 cats, but I only have 215 cats signed up, though, so if you want in on it you still have time. Here are my first six (five from now on). I decided I like them better without the @username below them, so I think I’ll do that from now on. I’m absolutely loving this project so far, and it’s going to be a great effort in doodling for fun.

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LOGaCAT project

I did something crazy! I started an Instagram drawing exercise called #LOGaCAT. I’ve vowed to draw the first 300 cats that come my way with the #LOGaCAT @afternoonan on Instagram. Below is the very quick image that I put together for it.

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I first posted it late Friday, but it didn’t catch until Saturday evening. And then, boy, did the cat pics start flooding in. I was thrilled to see so many excited people and to get so many funny cat pics to draw. Check out a few screenshots that I took Saturday night as the pictures kept rolling in.I got nearly 200 pics on Saturday, but I haven’t yet reached my 300, so if  you want to take part, please do! I may even extend it to 500.

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Join me on Instagram either to watch or to have me draw your cat! It’s going to be a really fun 60 days of cats. My first batch will go up on the blog tomorrow.