My family has two cats and a dog. Our orange cat, Jordan, has a personality for days! He’s hysterical, talkative, and a first-class spooning partner.
My brother was over helping me with a project one afternoon when Jordan plopped down right in the middle of our picture set up. My brother smiled and muttered, “I love that cat”. Then he snapped a quick picture that was included along with all of the other ones from that day.
Fast forward to around Christmas time – I’m looking for something funny to make for my husband. It was right about then I came across the picture from that day that my brother took. Then I had an idea. The image was so clean and clear that I could use it as a base and draw all sorts of stuff on him. From there, I made a series of pictures using Microsoft Paint. No, it wasn’t supposed to look “professional”. It was meant to look cheesy and goofy. Mission accomplished!
I had a blast making this, and I tee-heed the whole time! Well a few years later, my husband hinted that another pillow of our girl cat, Eleanor, would be a good match. The issue? Well Eleanor is…well…a typical cat. Grumpy. Judgy. A curmudgeon. Doing the same image for her wouldn’t work.
But Eleanor is very good at TWO things: blocking your view and putting her butt in your face. So I decided to go that route.
Can I even begin to explain to you how humiliating it is to chase your cat around a bathroom trying to get a good picture of her butt? Can I also convey how awkward it is to send that picture to your ever-patient brother, asking him to isolate the cat image from the rest of the picture? Well, for love and goofiness, I did both. It isn’t the cleanest image by far, but it’s the best I could get all things considered.
From there, I picked out four images of settings my husband (and most people) would recognize. And I let Eleanor do what she does best – block your view.
We have had the dog, Diana, since September, so she hasn’t gotten a pillow made in her honor yet. Stay tuned….
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