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03 October, 2012

WOYWW No 174. More alley cats.

I'm really stuck with the cat theme - well that's true in real life too. Miss Dixie is lying right next to me as I write. She really wishes she was the laptop because it's sitting in her place, in truth! And the Pumpkin cat, oft called Punkie, Spunkie and many more variations is sitting in the garden smelling the catnip and the freesias.

Now down to business for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. This is all about desk hopping, starting over at The Stamping Ground with Julia and 150 or more desk jockies. Go and see for yourself.

I've returned to the street cat from Memory Box and have been playing with various ideas, mostly night time scenes. You will see that I've just decided to move to daylight hours and spring flowers to the lamp post which suits the season here. I've used a variety of masks with blending tool, mostly DI black soot and mustard yellow, and added some shadows with either water brush or Memento London Fog (vintage car).

Lots of panels in the making about a well-bred alley cat. Night scenes to the right, daylight hours centre stage.
 The weather is just glorious here today, as it was yesterday when I had a family outing in Melbourne to the Aquarium then finished the day with a tasting plate and a glass of wine at Southgate on the Yarra River.

Southgate with restaurants humming, boats cruising, and trees in fresh green.

Home to a lovely sunset.

 Today, coffee with friends at Southbeach Cafe near home, and three loads of washing nearly dry although the morning began with mist that lifted by 8 o'clock.  We'll have a barbecue tonight.

Misty morning before a lovely day of 25 degrees.

Have a great week everyone.
Ros. (no numbers yet.)


Redanne said...

Hi Ros, I don't think I would ever get tired of using that street cat, such a versatile stamp, your night scenes look amazing. Great photos of your wonderful city too, the nights are drawing in here and it is so cold....definitely not BBQ weather! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #13

okienurse said...

beautiful pictures Ros! I love the ones of the garden and the river. Your alley cat pictures are awesome. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #22

Annie said...

I do love the changing seasons and the fact that all us WOYWW have different seasons with us all living around the world. Thanks for sharing your fab pictures.
A x #2

EELS said...

Fabulous pics Ros, when Melbourne does good weather it really hums!
Nothing at all on my desk so not playing this week.
Cheers for now

Buttons said...

Gotta love these cat projects Ros. Love the way you are trying out lots of permutations with them. Looks lovely down under too. Hugs, Buttons #57

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Ros, gorgeous gorgeous shots of your spring (25 degrees is a blimmin hot summer day here) - your garden is just wonderful. Liking the well bred alley cat series, the night time scenes are so evocative!

Ann B said...

Beautiful photos Ros, is that last one your garden? (if so - WOW!)

Ann B

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love your desk picture, so much to see. What glorious images of where you live, the beach scene is beautiful, & your garden looks like a joy to wander through.Have a great week, Shaz #60

jill said...

Wow you have a lovely garden.
I really like the night time theme with the cats they look great. jill #29

Anonymous said...

What fab photos! And those cats - they remind me of an old animated film from my childhood called Gay Purr-ee. It had the cutest, slinkiest black cats in it! Great cards.


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your work on the cat scenes looks beautiful and so are the photographs. Gorgeous sunset and the garden looks fabulous. Funny that leaves are turning colours here and there you have spring blossoms ! Enjoy your day, Shirleyx

Darla said...

Cards look your back garden and a bbq sounds divine. #94

Samantha Elliott said...

Oh! To swap places with you. So damp and miserable here today yet it started out lovely and according to my phone it isn't supposed to be raining at all! Huh!
Love that cat.
Hettie 118 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I adore the silvery greys and yellow streetlight in the absolutely gorgeous are they?? What a fab image, you could do that in all sorts of colours for different times of the day/year!
Lovely shots of Melbourne too - we never got there when we visited Australia many years ago, just Queensland where our friend lives and Sydney for a week. Loved it though, especially the Aboriginal Art..that spoke to me, that did :)
Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. Not at all jealous of your wonderful weather! Love the cat stamping. Ali x #74

Brenda Brown said...

Love your street cat cards and to see the differences in the ones you have been making. We are just into autumn, so it's lovely to see your Spring photos and the sunset is magnificent.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} xox #134

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Street cat! I looked for that stamp when you first showed him off. I couldn't find him in any of my usual haunts, mayhaps it is time to check again.

That bottom picture is so gorgeous. We don't do greens and foliage like that here. It looks so peaceful and chilly.

trisha too said...

Well your alley cats are just as fine this time around, and those photos, what gorgeous shots!

#101 this week

Tracey said...

I love what is on your desk. The street cat cards are wonderful. Your photos of where you live are stunning, especially sat here in a very chilly Derby with a jumper on. Tracey R ±93

Sue said...

Your cat creations are so cute. There are so many ways to interpret the life of a cat....night times are very important to them. How beautiful Melbourne live in a wonderful place and it has oodles of scope for inspiration for you:)
Have fun and thank you for your lovely much appreciated.
Have a great rest-of-week and weekend, Ros.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Ros, as a cat fan myself, I'm liking your street cat scenes very much - you've caught the effect of light shining down beautifully.

Gorgeous photos - I especially like the sunset one ... you've caught that little family in silhouette and it looks just perfect.

Your garden looks like a haven in the mist.

Hope you have a good week and a belated happy WOYWW to you. Elizabeth x #49

Darnell J Knauss said...

Awesome post today, Ros! Lovely desk snoop and stunning photos of your beautiful city, sunset, and garden. TFS! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #145

MaggieC said...

Those cat panels are really beautiful, both day and night. I know I could get so much mileage out of those stamps. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us as well. By the way, my green space has vanished again beneath a sea of paper, inks etc. If you want to see the debris and its results, I have posted it this morning. Have a good week. xx Maggie #35

MaggieC said...

By the way, Ros, your other message was still there in my box to read. I just had not had the time to read it properly and answer you so don't worry. Your messages are much appreciated. xx Maggie

Eliza said...

You should of let me know you were going to picture 2 page I would of met up with you in the morning. I a, not going to the show, just want to stay home and rest. Although I would of gone to meet up with you. Maybe another time.

Ah you have been photographing my working space, the city a place I always seem to return too. I work there so much it is unbelievable. Beautiful city we have it never ceases to amaze me especially with the lights on.

Happy belated WOYWW

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I like your kitty projects, but I love your photographs. They are amazing. Blessings!

MaggieC said...

Thank you for your visit, Ros. I know I have already left a comment, but I had to answer your query. There is no hand drawing at all on either of these card. It was just a case of being accurate with all the elements of the stamp set to join them properly. The Hobby Art Scene stamps are very well thought out to create complete scenes. You can also mix and match elements from different sets to make something different. Hope this helps. xx Maggie

Sue said...

It is me again and another week. I won't be doing WOYWW this week as I will be away, but just popped by to say hello and to thank you for your sweet comment. Have a really creative week ahead.

Sue said...

Not sure if I hit 'post comment'. I was here and talking, but it's gone...hope you get it.
I wish I could pay attention, must live in a dream world.
xx said...

That garden is breath taking photo.