While clearing out some things in her office, my human came across this old painting. There is quite a story behind it! It was created by Sparkle and Boodie in May 2012 — almost 9 years ago!
The kit was called the Kitty Casso Paint Kit for Cats. That is not me looking at the box. It’s Sparkle. The box is long gone. In fact, the company doesn’t even make these anymore.
It’s too bad this kit is no longer available, because the concept is pretty cool. The human would squeeze some paint on the enclosed canvas, put the clear plastic over it, and encourage the cats to “paint” with the use of the toy, also enclosed. So the cats didn’t even have to get their paws dirty.
This is how the process went here. Both Sparkle and Boodie worked on it.
Binga apparently didn’t have much of an artistic spirit because her contribution was mainly to get in the way. In fact, my human spent so much time removing her from the painting that she got annoyed and left.
Boodie actually wound up being the one who put in the most effort. At some point during the process, my human brought out a toy she already had because both Boodie and Sparkle liked it more.
The finished product was mostly Boodie’s work. You can tell she is proud of it.
However, that did not stop Sparkle from putting her own paw print signature on it and taking credit.
In the original blog post, she claims that Boodie forgot to sign it. I still don’t think that is quite right!
There was actually a giveaway for a kit, but my human never heard back from the person who won it after they got it. It is probably a little late to go back and ask about it now!
I hope you enjoyed this special Caturday art edition!
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