Saturday, March 18, 2017

Quill Portrait #CaturdayArt

Meows from Mudpie!

You've probably noticed that we typically post our answers for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge (hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy's Reader) on Saturday alongside our Caturday Art entry. This week's fill-ins brought back a lot of memories for Mommy so she decided my artwork needed a vintage feel, and what's more vintage than a portrait done in quill pen? As you can see, the artist is currently drawing in my cute little nose freckles!


1. The oldest item in my home is the early 1940s radio that my mom and her parents listed to the news on during the second World War. She had two older brothers who enlisted; one was stationed in Germany, the other in England. Thankfully they both came home.

2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is Angel Tara's last insulin bottle. I always felt that I should've donated it but it was more than half gone and I just couldn't part with it.

3. My family heritage is French Canadian.

4. My favorite family tradition is spending quality time together decorating, baking and shopping during the Christmas season.

21 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Very nice art today! My human loves the vintage feel too.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Loving your vintage art (Mudpie, you are looking FINE by quill) and enjoyed your Fill in answers. Didn't know your human was French Canadian. Cool!

The Menagerie Mom said...

I love love love this art piece, Mudpie! That adorable nose of yours certainly does deserve extra attention. And I just love how heartfelt and profound your fill-ins are, Melissa. What rich history your family has. I always wondered about your French background, given your awesome last name. I know what you mean with your #2. I still have so many of Rosie's old things, including an unopened bottle of her favorite baby food that I have stored in a box with her other goods. I sometimes feel like I'm silly for doing this and I know I can't keep it forever, but I also just can't seem to part with it. Oh, and I love your #4. Is it Christmas yet?!?

Marie Symeou said...

We love vintage too and you look beautiful as always, Mudpie!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Roby Sweet said...

That is a lovely portrait of you, Mudpie. The artist is doing a great job on your nose freckles! Your radio sounds really special--what a piece of history!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful

Little Binky and Granny said...

You're just in style, Mudpie. Love the vintage artwork😎 Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday😘❤

Mickey's Musings said...

Love the picture Mudpie and the answers to the questions :)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

The Florida Furkids said...

Cool artwork and good fill-ins!!

The Florida Furkids

The Swiss Cats said...

We love your art ! Purrs

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful art and very fitting with this week's fill-in themes. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I understand your keeping Angel Tara's insulin bottle. The radio sounds like a nice heirloom. Maybe we are distant cousins :) Have a nice weekend!

Caren Gittleman said...

I love all things vintage including the artwork! catchatwithcarenandcody

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What beautiful art Mudpie.
Our Mom just got rid of the extra fiber supplement she had for Angel Abby this week. It's been nearly 4 years. She knew it wasn't any good anymore and felt like it was best to let it go. She sure does miss Abby.

Suzanne McClendon said...

I am very glad that your uncles came home. What a blessing. So many didn't. Some of my uncles and grandpas did, a few didn't. I've looked through newspapers from that time frame (as well as during Vietnam) and it always leaves me in tears, just thinking of what those mamas and daddies back then suffered, especially with multiple sons in service. So far, so good with our sons and I hope it stays that way.

I'm sorry for your loss of Angel Tara. :(

What is your favorite thing to bake?

Love the kitty pic. :) Have a blessed weekend.

The Island Cats said...

That artist is doing a great job on your portrait, Mudpie.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We love the quill and ink drawing!

Kitties Blue said...

Mudpie, this is a gorgeous portrait. It's so nice to have family traditions. Mom loved that when she was growing up. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Three Chatty Cats said...

Great fill ins and that portrait is beautiful.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Wow! What a gorgeous portrait!! I LOVE that you have an early 1940s radio - especially the story behind it!

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! That's old. TW feels bad cos she had a treasure trove of stuff in the basement of the house from her peeps that they totally forgot about in the excitement of moving. Stuff that would be worth a lot of money.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful art! I wish I still had my Grampy's old radio from WWII. He still used it when I was a little kid. He was my hero. Hugs.