The cat sat on the picture

I finished this piece yesterday. (Well, I look at it and see bits I should perhaps tinker with but experience says NO). I was quite brave with it and I like the way the colours have worked out.

I put it last night on the kitchen table, sitting loosely in its frame. And guess what?

The cat spent the night on it. If you look closely at this snapshot, taken in the garden this morning on the ‘fig’ table (see yesterday’s pics) you will see some stray cat hairs on it. Worse has been known: muddy footprints; even (when the paper is still damp) deep claw imprints. I have been known to tear my hair.

Yesterday I mentioned some of these hazards on my Facebook artist page:

But I didn’t actually think the cat would find that particular spot at all tempting! Such is life.