04 November 2005

Night

A velvet bowl
settles, and with the stars,
I am captured.

[click on image for full size]

60 comments:

violetismycolor said...

very original and cool...

anthony said...

i love your illustration. the whole thing turned out great. the fact that it is left without a definite border just makes it more spectacular.

Anonymous said...

Oh my ... the word velvet with night is as luxurious as your epicurean image };-} You have also captured me in voluptuous magnificence!!!

Maria Antunes said...

Very nice! I like it! :-)
Good work!

carla said...

This is the stuff of dreams... beautiful bits of light against the black and a peaceful moon. I really, really like it!

Toni said...

Very captivating and dreamy.

Holly said...

Wonderful restful moon. The swirls are great. Very dream like.

miragee said...

Wow, the words are so beautiful and the illo is really charming. It's simple, but it gives me so much space for imagination.

By the way, did you redesign your blog?

kg said...

beautiful image. love the little stars - makes me think of tiny flowers in the night sky...

Catnapping said...

thank you, all. this is the first time i've been pleased with my submission, and not tempted to change it.

i haven't changed the design, miragee, but i have noticed that each new illustration gives the place a different look for that week.

Janet said...

This is my favorite of your illustrations.This would make a beautiful poster.

Sandy said...

Great job, Cat,

It looks as though the moon and stars are just floating out in space on the page of your blog. So nice.

The haiku is a wonderful addition to the illo. The black velvet bowl works so well, like the soft silence of space.

onclejohann said...

Another beautiful example of what the imagination can do. BTW - don't know why it's been slipping my mind, but today I finally added you to my blogger buddy list. Is that okay?

Pusha V said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog.
I uploaded one of the character designs on my blog today :)

Nice image!
Perfect!

Virginia Valle said...

I was waiting a lot of days for your post :P. now I see and lookkkkkkkkkkk GREATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT :) beutiful done !!!

melba said...

I thought, Oh how beautiful- this is my favorite post of yours; then I scrolled down to comment and I see everyone thinks so too! Good job, I know it feels great to get positive feedback about your work.

R.Soler said...

¡Hola!
¡Gracias por tu visita!
Me gusta tu luna capturando estrellas, tu noche de terciopelo ¡un lujo!

indigo said...

This is simple but dreamy. I like the idea of night as a velvet bowl. Nicely done. Thanks for popping by.

Rowantree said...

Nice illo !

Corrine Nelson said...

nice illustration!

Alison Ashwell said...

Thats is lovely

Valerie said...

Wonderful illustration!!

scribblesk said...

So tranquil. Love the curlicues.

Tony LaRocca said...

I like your night goddess... she's kind of above it all.

Alina Chau said...

I love this a lot!! Sooo charming and magical!

Bea said...

Sweet!!!

LDahl said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!
I like this, nice! Very nice.

Leezy said...

catnapping, you are too funny - number 8 a moon indeed!!! My dad showed me that years ago, and I have to say it crossed my mind, when I drew it, wondering whether I should make it a lamp instead. I like your humour!!!! Hahahaha
:) Thanks for stopping by leezybloggs.

Great illsutartion by the way and I love the quote!

Courtney said...

wow, love that poem and the peaceful moon face.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...
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Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is cool! And so are the others!!!

I like the bad poet, too! :-)

(So sorry, I am having trouble posting!)

Mary :-)

The Tart said...

BEYOND the most creative to date, per this Cheap Tart.

BRAVO! Encore!

Smooch,
The Tart

Linda said...

Such a lovely, whimsical illo!!

aynaku said...

hi, a very dreamy work...thanx for stopping by

998fort said...

so lovely, I always feel afraid to add comments to yours and like blogs when you get so many already, because I feel like I'd be saying something already said. But I do indeed observe, and they're all so wonderful.

Caroline said...

There is an inside outside feeling to this one. Am I looking at the inside of dream or the moon in the sky?

I love the simplicity of this image!

Giles said...

Another lovely piece!

Skee said...

Cat,

Yet another great one. Perfect face on the moon....sorry I'm late, AGAIN, with a comment.

-TRW.

Catnapping said...

I am always flattered that people choose to comment on my illustrations. I never know what to say in return, except "thank you!"

OncleJohann, thank you. I too have had added your site in my link bank.

ski, I don't thinks there's such a thing as being late to comment on an entry. LOL. I find myself commenting on folks' year-old entries, when I come across them!

JacqueLynn said...

HI, I've tried since Saturday using Internet explorer and firefox, I've checked about 10 different times, I can not get the pictures on your blog to show up, yet I see pictures on other people's blogs. You have a lot of comments, so most people must be able to see your pictures,has any one else mentioned to you that they are having problems with this blogs pictures loading?? Anyway, I will keep checking back, since I like your work so much and I do want to get to see it. Best Regrads, Jacque

David said...

nice picture, I like the expression on the moon and the movement of the lines.

Jaimie said...

Very lovely and dreamy

oinker said...

VERY VERY PRETTY!!

garth bruner said...

Oooh, wow. Nice illo!

Amy said...

This is my favorite of all of yours. Just wonderfully drawn. I love the whispy lines. And the stars are almost like flowers in her hair. Beautiful.

Amy Zaleski said...

I really like the three dimensional quality you've created. The face on the moon is nice, too, very tranquil.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Very very apt illustration of the theme. It captures the spirit perfectly.

bridgette said...

Your illustration and words go together perfectly. I especially like your poem. The rhythm of hte words are accentuated with the rythm of the lines around the moon face. I love it!
To answer your question-yes, I used asl clip art for the alphabet to spell dream out. Thanks for commenting!

Ian T. said...

Marvellously imaginative and beautifully drawn!

nicolas said...

it's so cute and nice i love it

Paula said...

Very lovely and Romantic interpretation of the night.

manomecchi said...

very beautiful night!I like it!!

chan wah said...

Very nice work. I love the stars.

angeillo said...

This is a great interpretation of the night. It's dreamy, flowy and captivating. Nice work!

Lisa said...

Oh! This is beautiful beyond words. I love the movement and tone. Just gorgeous.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

this is a beautiful concept as well as illo.. velvet bowl hmm... love anything velvet btw *hee and gee seems like ^they have said it all..

Marina Vazzana said...

Oh I missed this last week, I love it!!! Beautiful.

anne said...

i love this illustration!

Anonymous said...

very lovely illustration

Ellen Marek said...

This is a beautiful illustration. I just love her flowing hair.

And your poem is pretty too. ^^and with the stars I am captured^^