Sunday, January 22, 2006

Illustration Friday: Cats

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So many ways a person could go with this week's Illustration Friday topic: cats. For whatever reason, the phrase "The Cat's Pajamas" jumped into my head and stuck, so here you go - kitties in their PJs. I love kitties, and I love pajamas, so this was a fun one for me.

As to the phrase, according to the website Cat-ch Phrases, "The Cat's Pajamas" means:

"something considered to be outstanding. The term "cat's pajamas" comes from E.B. Katz, an English tailor of the late 1700's and early 1800's, who made the finest silk pajamas for royalty and other wealth patrons."


Learn something new every day...


32 comments:

  1. Oh my, Becky this is too cute! the mice and duck slippers are a hoot. This has got to be one of my favorites so far. I love, love, love it

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  2. Your characters have a lot of character. I agree with Toni... those slippers are way cool. Great illustration!

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  3. So wonderfully fun and playful! Love the pajamas!

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  4. That is wonderful. Great job. I have heard the term "cat's pajamas" many times!

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  5. the colors are so nice and the kitties are so lovely:)

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  6. Love it! dontcha just wanna crawl up in jammies and eat some popcorn... :) great work always!

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  7. Very cute and fun. Nice job.

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  8. I've wondered that the cat's pyjamas looked like and now I know! Brilliant!

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  9. i love the colors and the pyjamas looks really silky royal

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  10. this is such a fun illo - really great detail work, too.

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  11. That illo really rocks. Love you pajama cats!

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  12. VERY cute, Becky! The meaning behind "cats pajamas" is facinating, too. Thanks for sharing that tidbit!

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  13. Love It! Let me grab my pj's and fuzzy slippers too!!! Great Illustration!

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  14. Your Cat's Pajamas are the Cat's Meow! Fantastic illustration. I am working on a paiting adapted from one of cat illo's where there is a cat in pajamas, balancing on a big red ball.

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  15. This is totally awesome!! I would love to go to this pajama party!!

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  16. fun kitties illo!! :)

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  17. Must say, you have a very nice style! Great job on this topic.

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  18. I LOVE it! so sweet and cuddly and fun. Looks like a really fun slumber party!

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  19. you always make happy art! I love this!!!

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  20. Love the colors. Wonderful work, Becky!

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  21. Pure fun! Thanks for the bit on the term...I never knew that!

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  22. Anonymous12:45 PM

    These are so cute! Nice idea.
    wynlen - www.wynlen.no

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  23. HI Becky, I like these cat's PJ's!

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  24. Yes, but can a cat look at a Queen (even when it's wearing pyjamas)?

    Seriously, this a funny concept and these are strong character designs - I think you have the makings of a new childrens TV show right here!

    Lovely colour choices and design, with lots of neat little touches (some favourites - the mice and duck slippers and the fish biscuit pattern). A lot of fun!

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  25. So cute...kitty that party! This goes on at our house all the time!

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  26. Such cozy kitties!

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