How often have you seen images of artworks made my animals: perhaps elephants, monkeys and even cats. There is a published book titled ‘Why Cats Paint’ and also a few interesting youtube videos about this subject. Now I do admit I own the book and must read it one day as I have seen evidence of my cat making swipe marks in the mud and dust on my car. As she is the furry kind of feline I am reluctant to give her my acrylic paints to use, despite possibly missing out on making millions from the sales of her art.
Recently I discovered my cat sits in the paddock and watches the sunrise most mornings. We love to photograph these amazing skies and I see God’s brush work in the clouds. As I am inspired to write on creative process and the way the mind works in the art studio, this realisation posed a dilemma for me. If my cat is getting inspiration from the sunrise, will she one day demand that I allow her to paint?
Leonardo Da Vinci loved the skies and was known to have said said “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return’. I have posted a video on Facebook and here of a sunrise at my home.