Shiny for Illustration Friday – 4″ x 6″ Postcard

“I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back, turn back; you’ll die if you venture too far.”
Erica Jong

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Shiny for Illustration Friday – 4″ x 6″ Postcard

All the mice  are safe today.   Kitty has something shiny, which is Illustration Friday’s word of the week.  This is Jock and was painted from a photo by Rozzi at WetCanvas.  Jock is a special needs cat who loves to sit like this.  In the photo, there was no toy.  I had to give him something shiny to ponder.

It’s painted on a handmade paper postcard by Indian Village.  I got a bunch of these real cheap a couple years ago.  I’m almost out and I can no longer find them.  Bummer.

About Erica Jong

Erica Jong, the American author who made a splash with the sexual frankness of her first novel, Fear of Flying, has written several works of fiction as well as nonfiction books, including the autobiographical Fear of Fifty. She was born in New York in 1942 and now splits her time between New York City and Weston, Connecticut. She has been married four times and has one daughter.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 13:54:09

    What a fun card Beth!!! I saw a cat on the animal channel a few weeks ago sitting in a similiar position. It just cracked me up. Too funny. You did a fantastic job with this painting. I love it!!! The sleeping mouse is perfect!!! ~Sophia


  2. lesliepaints
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 08:52:48

    The posture is fantastic. You captured this kitty’s intent perfectly. Good one, Beth!


  3. Cindy D
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 08:25:03

    Oh my gosh that is hilarious. Looks like a big grumpy cat, like maybe he’s disappointed the shiny thing is not larger or shinier. Sleeping mouse in its hole, so cute! Great tile and walls, too!


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