Marvelous Portrait

We don’t get a chance on the computer much. A furry sick Dad, work, laundry, appointments and Mom’s total inability to do the blog using her phone or tablet, NOTHING HAS BEEN SHARED with you my furrends!

Now I must tell you about the art Mommy has been doing…apparently embroidery is easy to carry around and pull out in Doctor’s offices and waiting at hospitals.

First here is the picture that lead to the art being thought about. Mom was trying that Photoshop Water Color filter that CK’s human does such a wonderful job using and she really liked how it turned out.

Starting Point

And then Mom turned the computer art into a sketch.


She thought it would make a really good embroidery.

First she traced it onto the material using carbon paper.

Marv 1

Then she started stitching

Marv 1.3

And more stitching

And more

And more

Almost final

Mom just about stopped at the “line drawing”. All she had left to do was add the whiskers, but the Dad was back in the hospital, so she started to embellish

Marv 7

And today, she finished the circle! Mom says it is done, except for washing out the carbon and ironing and framing


I LOVE it! And I am going to share it on Athena’s Artsy Caturday! Click her icon to see all the other great art!


Devil Signature







25 thoughts on “Marvelous Portrait

  1. I love love love the watercolor and the embroidery! I’m sorry your dad is in and out of the hospital but I’m glad your mom had time to finish the piece. Healing purrz to your daddy.


  2. Marv it’s wonderful to hear from you – our prayers continue for your Dad. Your Mom’s embroidery of YOU is absolutely incredible. That was clever of her to figure out a way to make a PURRFECT portrait of you in stitches. We think it’s amazing. Please tell her OK? Take care of yourselves.

    Love and Hugs, Teddy

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  3. The art is beautiful but the embroidery is incredible! Your mom is so talented, Marv. I am keeping your mom and dad close in my thoughts and send my love to all of you.

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  4. Hari OM
    OMC, Marv, that is just the best thing!!! Your mum is so talented. I hope that it gets framed and hung right where everyone visiting can see it.

    As I am in care mode for my father, I totally understand how your mum must be a bit overwhelmed and really, blogging can wait. But it is delightful to see you up on the screen and I send lots of Love and healing vibes to your dad, for support of your mum, and hugs and whiskeries, to you and your fursibs!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  5. Marv, I have missed you and the family so much. It is a joy to see you again. Tell your mom that my mom loves embroidery of that type. She isn’t a cross stitcher; she loves all the other stitches instead. She drew her parrot MacTavish of years ago on a tablecloth and embroidered that once. She still has it somewhere. Love to your entire family.
    Katie Isabella

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  6. I miss you too, but understand the lack of blogging. I love the artwork. Nothing better than recreating Marvelous Marv.

    Have a purrfect day, Marv. My best to your peeps. ♥

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  7. That’s amazing, Marv. Your mommy is so talented. We are purring and praying for your daddy, mommy and all of you. XO

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  8. Oh Marv- what a beautiful portrait !
    We think of you often and send purrayers and POTP that you are all doing better (it doesn’t seem right to say “doing well”). Please take care.

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  9. We are purring for your dad and what a great idea for Mom to make you into needlepoint. We really appreciate how she showed us the process and the final result is wonderful Marv. You are one handsome fellow


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