Friday, May 14, 2010

new pieces and what to do on a rainy day

I just finished two more stacked flowers for the artefacts shop.




It has been raining for days. And it is cold. We had planned to go to a garden show yesterday, as it was a holiday, but it rained all day - so we didn't. It is still raining. Well, I can work on my jewelry. But the cats are fed up with getting soaking wet when they go outside. And they are restless. They want to play.

So, what to do on a rainy day? Captain found this entertaining for a while:









What is he playing with? Well, a while back I got a package from Pattie - and in it was a tiny little doll from Mexico. Captain pulled the little doll out of my goodies and has been playing with it ever since. It's his favorite toy. And a paper bag is just irresistable for a cat. Even better than a cardboard box.

Hope the sun is shining for you, where ever you are!

16 comments:

Esther said...

wow!! the first flower is perfect Ren!! love it!! .. and captain is really funny..

Studio Sylvia said...

Renate the flowers are lovely. Captain is obviously passing his time creatively imagining ...

Valerianna said...

Cats and paper bags.... add catnip and you have the rainy day solution here at RavenWood. When I used to teach away in summers and was gone three days out of the week, I'd set up a "paper bag course" for my two house-bound kitties. Lots of paper bags a few filled catnip and toy mice... they would race around flattening bags and having a grand time! These days, Pasha still enjoys the course even without his sister to play with him... sometimes I have to be the other cat, its great fun!

sharon said...

Wonderful flower Renate...so so you!
Captain has the right idea...he is a dollbaby!
Rainy and cold here too.

mairedodd said...

your pieces are beautiful... ahhh, paper bags for kitties are the best... and even better when you come back from the grocery store and they smell like cold cuts! :0) hope your rain begins to stop soon... i think someone needs to inform the skies that april showers bring may flowers...

Narrative jewelry said...

Both are beautiful Ren, but, like Esther, i especially love the first one.
Thanks for sharing these funny photos of Captain, he is so lovely.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

lovely photos, your cat is sweet and the layered flowers beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Oh my my my....I have a kitty who loves paper bags too! And boxes! It looks like you are a kitty lover? I have three gorgeous Maine Coon cats and they are the center of my life. I like your jewelry. Marcy
mantle@piedmontcenter.com
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

mermaiden said...

oh, the second one has a Tudor Rose feel to it. Just lovely :D

Silke said...

Oh, Renate, I wish I could send you some of our sun and a few of our temperatures. It's almost 30 degrees Celsius and I'd be just fine with 20! We have had an unusually dry spring and I think you are getting all of our rain! I hope the sun comes out soon... Love, Silke

Cindy said...

Renate...such beautiful stacked metal flowers! I think my favorite is the 2nd one. Your Captain is a sweet little kitty...gotta create your own fun on a rainy day! I hope the sun comes out for your weekend!

Judy said...

Your May rains sure created beautiful copper flowers! Our new kitty will be called Captain Morgan, and he will be a gray tabby too. I just love tabby's, they have so much personality! Your guy is just so handsome!

cat said...

I would say to build a boat just in case that rain does not stop!!! Love the flowers!

The Joy of Nesting said...

HAAAAHaaaahaaaaa!!!!

How hysterical Hermanita!! :) There must be a bit of Mexican in Captain :) It's so small I'm surprised he hasn't swallowed it, although it's gotta be awful dry and tasteless. Has he named his best bud yet?? Now, here cats love to play with La Cucaracha!! :)

I love the second flower it reminds me of the beautiful old wild roses. Simple, beautiful, and quiet.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

steufel said...

Die Sachen sind so schön, Renate und Dein Shop ist klasse! LG Stefanie, gerade zurück aus Franken:-)

diane said...

Great stacked flowers Renate! Love the mix.
Cats & bags~too funny!