Daily Photo: A New Box, and a “Happening”

black cat in box
I’m going to have a “Happening”?

You mean…I’m going to have a “Happening”?

Mewsette isn’t sure she’s ready for her artistic debut, but we all felt like that the first time we put out our stuff for everyone to see. You might call it an “exhibit”. But for those of you who aren’t familiar with the world of art and artists, a “happening” is something well beyond a boring old “exhibit”. It’s a multi-media work in progress where the guests are typically part of the event. We may call Mewsette a “Conceptual Artist” and the “Happening” an “Installation”.

Once Mr. Sunshine got His Lordship out of the new box yesterday, Mewsette had a chance to listen to it and was so completely inspired that she chipped all along the edge, vehemently biting large pieces off and tossing them to the floor below. I don’t like to pressure my Creative Cats where their inspirations are concerned, but I do think it’s time for Mewsette to share her work. I mentioned this to her and explained about the “happening”, and above was her reaction.

But soon an idea began to take form as she crouched inside the box—those are the best, she says, you can really feel what they have to say when you can sit all the way inside them—and thought about how it was to interpret what cardboard boxes had to say to the world, she decided she was more than ready to share her inspirations, especially what she was planning to do with that corner.

black cat in box
Mewsette senses what the box wants to say with the one intact corner.

After a few test bites on that corner she paused for a bit more and put her projects into perspective, in her mind, in her family, in this house. Yes, she was ready. Mewsette is truly looking forward to hosting her “Happening”, and all of you will be invited.

black cat in box
Mewsette ponders her future as a performance artist.

Read more about Mewsette’s technique in determining what the cardboard has to say and helping the cardboard to let it out in Cardboard Interpretation Artist

Other daily photos shared on this date

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2012: Giuseppe Does the Whole Window
black cat wiping window
Giuseppe cleans a spot of the window…

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2011: He’ll Never Know What Hit Him…
two black cats
I’ll just sit here really quietly then suddenly leap…

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2010: My Kitchen Assistant
black cat with flour on his face
Mr. Sunshine wears his efforts proudly.


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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: A New Box, and a “Happening”

  • December 30, 2013 at 10:51 am

    mewsette…thiz bee de most expressive uze oh card board we haz seen yet…de form N chew method ewe applied two
    de edges iz sheer geeniuz !!! will mom B be sellin thiz in her shop??

    • December 30, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Tabbies, she has done even more work on it! Wait until you see the finished work!

  • December 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    How artistic indeed this young lady is..that corner is purrfection..now if only she had thumbs to pick up the pieces she tosses on the floor..lol..I shall be looking forward to seeing more of her creativity..

    • December 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      Nancy, it’s a good thing her human has thumbs…


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