Description: I'm dedicating this to magnicat and pei_kathryn because they both love kitties and autumn. This was inspired by reading pei_kathryn's "Autumn Cloak" and seeing the picture above it. Here's a link to her poem: http://www.eliteskills.com/z/31725
Let me know if the "edible colors" don't work. I'm also not sure about making it a myth (It wasn't originally written that way). If it doesn't work, let me know.
The Cat Who Painted Autumn -------------------------------------------
Autumn is a calico cat
freshly painted by the gods
wearing her bright patches
prancing through the trees
leaving colours behind
her beautiful calling cards
catnaps of cinnamon rest
beside paw licks of apple yellow.
Back arches of pumpkin
are sprinkled amongst
purrs of cranberry,
and the remaining green
comes from a ball of yarn
she furiously unwinds
while her masters sleep.
I would have put falling colours; leaving her beautiful... as a play on fall being autumn. Besides that I really loved the imagery.
This section Catnaps of cinnamon rest Beside paw licks of apple yellow Back arches of pumpkin Are sprinkled amongst Purrs of cranberry And the remaining green Comes from a ball of yarn She furiously unwinds While her masters sleep Worked best for me. i loved the play with colour. Made it magical...wondrous
This is so... vivid. All those colors and the mood... the idea with a cat is perfect, it just fits here perfectly! Actually I'm quite amazed, cause it made me fell so... oh... looking for a fine word... it's so intimate, peaceful and so... soft(?). And I love autumn, and I love cats, and the only sensible thing I can say is: great piece, Amy!
I like this piece. I'm allergic to cats and they love me. I can't touch them or my eyes sting and get all gross. = ( autumn is my favorite season and I like the way you Felineified is. thanks for this beautiful offering. What edible colors? peace
lots of just... lickable energy and metaphors in this piece. i really enjoyed watching the cat prance around the forest with leaves falling on her back... a beautiful image portrayed by this piece... I wouldn't change a thing. I absolutely love 'purrs of cranberry'... creates such an image.
I keep having this vision of a painting for this piece. The cat is sitting licking his paw clean at the right side bottom of the page, behind him is autumns forest across the page. Spills, drips and kitty paw prints are randomly scattered about the page. Just had to share this. nan
This is nice. I love kitties and autumn too. Love how the patches were painted by the Gods. Love how the colors are all autumn foody. Very creative how you made the last ounces of summer are the ball of yarn...as if the kitty IS autumn shoving out the green. Another very creative piece...I think my kitty is winter...he's fat and fluffy and snow white...loves to be lazy and cozy by the fire...
This is really a stroke of genius. The idea is truly inventive and the crafty word play brightens the whole scene. "Leaving colors behind", " beautiful calling cards", "back arches of pumpkin", "purrs of cranberry" The last four lines are so sweet. This piece is littered with purrfect images, the sum of the parts yeilds a painting done as as well as that cat's.http://www.eliteskills.com/smile.gif nansofast
Yes the edible colors work great in this piece. I enjoyed how you added the 'purs' or 'catnaps' in with the colors. That makes it all the more enjoyable to read. I love Autumn and you've done it, and cats, a world of justice. Good job. :) -blt
that's so sweet and refreshing. now I desperately want autumn back (here it's snowing/raining again). you have great visuals ("cinnamon rest", "apple yellow", "Purrs of cranberry", etc.). the edible colors work very well. no problem with that. and I really like cats, too. I miss my two ones at home.
what a refreshing idea - cats are not my favorite creatures, but that's more due to my misfortune of only meeting felines with extremely bad attitudes and tendencies to claw. still here i would wish for a cat like this, just to watch the colors go by. so a fave. =]
I have no idea what a Calico cat is but the poem can't not do them justice. The cat that painted autumn, it's a fabulous concept and one that reminds me of Dr. Seuss for some reason. 'Catnaps of cinnamon rest' it's so pretty. I think I love this line specifically because cinnamon...*sigh*...it's the best thing in the world to me. God made the cat, the cat made Autumn...it's all good. -AC
that is just adorable, Amy! calico cats are so pretty, and the way you compare them to Autum is just beautiful. thanks for the dedication, too. this'll go on my favorites list for sure! very creative and unique of you, as usual! there is a book called "Cats That Paint" that is hysterical, really. i'll have to find you a copy. this is just too cute!