Stanley

For those who don’t know me, I must confess: I am a cat lady.

I love cats and I love my cat Stanley. He is a typical American Shorthair with Tuxedo markings. He is the perfect cat for me at this time in my life.

I won’t bore you with too many details because I know not everyone out there is a cat person. However, I love him so much that I decided to make a typographic poster with his name and this is what I wanted to share. I plan to frame it with a photo of him and a few of his toys, locket of hair and a few whiskers. I know, I’m weird, but he means just as much to me as my family and friends. In fact, he is my family (despite the fact that we look nothing alike.)

Anyway, I found a tutorial on SpoonGraphics that I decided to try, but with my own twist/purpose. I got my background images from Resurgere and my texture from Quansie. (Side note: Deviant art has a ton of resources that you can use for free for personal use and experimentation. The community gives you great ideas. I use a lot of their resources for personal projects like this one.) I followed the tutorial and this is what I came up with. I am quite pleased with it. If Stanley understood design and graphics, I’m sure he’d be pleased too.

Now that the typographic is done, it will go in a shadowbox from Target. I love these frames and have used them in other projects that I will be sharing later. They are cheaply made, but they serve their purpose and look good on the wall. I plan to collect a few of his toys, whiskers, and a clip of hair and put them all in the shadowbox. A photo of the final product will come when I complete the project.

What do you think (besides the fact that I’m crazy obsessed with Stanley)?

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