Daily Photo: Mimi Does a Little Framing

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Mimi says, “I like this frame.”

When Mimi does some framing it’s not like cutting mats and cleaning glass, it’s trying on the frame as a quality control measure. As soon as I set the frame down she is in it as if it’s a box! If she can’t fit into it and have a bath then she advises me not to use it, but if she can then I wait until she’s done and continue.

So this is what we spent most of the weekend doing: I prepared the art and the mat and the glass and backing while Mimi settled into the frame and had a cozy bath. When not sitting in frames, she was walking on my matboard or even my artwork. It took me a little longer to get the work done, but for Mimi’s expert assistance, it’s worth the extra time spent.

This time, none of my contrived distractions convinced her to move off my work table. I was just very careful with glass and things…and just a little annoyed at all those extra black cat hairs. Mimi likes to help me frame too, and we’ve even done a little performance art around her love of framing, and those frames truly are an imaginary box!

black cat in picture frame
Mimi is not so fond of the white frame.

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6 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Mimi Does a Little Framing

  • July 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    mimi….better for you ta due de “framing” sted oh sum one tryin ta “frame” you…huh !! 🙂

    • July 24, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Tabbies, Mimi is da boss around here–even over me!

  • July 21, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    The first thing Mom thought of was all those black hairs stuck to the glass. She knows what it is like trying to frame photos or artwork with kitties helping out. We hope you will stop by our current post (Sunday, the 21st) when you have the opportunity as you will find a surprise waiting for you there. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    • July 24, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Kitties Blue, I’m going to start telling people mat boards are supposed to have black cat hairs!

  • July 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    So much conceptual and performance art to be made by multiple black cats, so little time…
    😀 ♥
    (Fun links, too.:))

    • July 24, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      Diana. Mimi, especially, has a vivid imagination.


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