This set of drawings was originally insired by Toronto based artist Amanda Happe (accent on the last e). In the book 'Creative UNblock', she wrote,
“I challenge you to make something and leave it somewhere public — somewhere it might be found. Something not too grand or careful, but honest and perhaps lovely. When you’re creating it, think about one person happening upon it. Make them a message. If you enjoy this feeling of caring about something without feeling precious about it, do it again. And again.”
There's a stray cat that sits under my car every morning. He sees off the others, who all have their own bit of territory. If I leave the front door open too long, he thinks he's welcome.
We all know these cats, and usually ignore them. I decided to draw their portraits and leave them around the place we live. I wanted to celebrate their individual character and (perhaps) encourage others to give them a bit of thought.
and here's where I put them.......
and on the back...'please look after me'. They all went within the hour, so I think I'll do some more.