Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Purrrrrfect Halloween!...

Jack-gets-ready

It gives me great joy when I have the pleasure of experiencing bits of my wild imagination materialize before my eyes! As you may know, I have this fascination with placing conical party hats on the heads of my papier mache black cats. I know I am not the only artist with this urge to whimsify (if that's a word) the 4-legged creature companions we share this planet with. But, it is something I cannot resist! In fact, I just found myself making a mini party hat for my black cat, Jack! He is really a dear as you will see, and so, so kind to permit me to play out my silly fantasy. We had quite the chuckle as I dressed him for the occasion. He patiently posed on an old stool as we snapped shot after shot in utter amazement at his lack of concern. Perhaps, I am less of a loon than I had initially thought, for I have discovered that black cats truly do wear party hats! CHEERS to that, and may you have a purrrfectly HAPPY HALLOWEEN! ~ ENJOY ~ Johanna :-)

Sweet-jack
* Oh, look at that little dear in all his Halloween cheer...

Jack-sits-up
* Picture purrrrrfect poser.....

Jack-profile
* Loving that party hat profile.... utter cuteness!

Jack-looks-up
* In the background... a glimpse of my original black cat firescreen, complementing the Halloween scene...

Angry-Jack
* No words necessary to describe this image.. hehehehehe!

* © 2009 Johanna Parker Design *Photographs are the property of Johanna Parker and may not be used without permission.

29 comments:

Полюшка said...

Красиво! Какой кот спокойный. Он любит праздники и наряды?
Твое творчество меня вдохновляет.

Suzie said...

LOL Those photos are SO precious! And so funny!! He must know that you made his hat, and that is why he is so patient to wear it. .although the last image looks like he has reached his limit. He says it with a "look"! lol

He is the ultimate Halloween Kitty, and how appropriate that he lives with you!

Thanks SO much for sharing those photos with us! They have started my day off with a big smile!

Happy Halloween!

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

OK...how cute is that...what a poser!!!Silly Cat!!! Great pics!!! Susan

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! I love reading your blog and thank you for sharing all the pictures.

Marie Patterson Studio said...

He looks purrrrfect and I'm thinking that he actually enjoys his hat! lol!
Come by and see my Squire in his annual Halloween photo!

Happy Howling Halloween!

William Bezek said...

This is a crack up Johanna...OH! The humiliation of poor Jack. Happy Halloween

snippetgirl said...

Oh my, i can hardly stand it!!!!! He is the cutest things EVER! Nothing better than a cat in a hat :)...especially your cute hats!
Enjoy your purrfect Halloween day!

Designs By CK said...

A big warm Happy Halloween & happy birthday to you as well! :-)

SpOOky Best,
Chris

XOXO

Valeriote Design said...

You should get Jack a modeling contract. He's a natural to be sure.

Wishing you a most magical Birthday and an enchanting Halloween!

Halloween Fanatic said...

Good Ol' Jack! Happy Halloween to yourself, J,D.,and Jack!!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Oh my gosh! I love the last photo especially! SO funny! Happy Halloween!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh he is absolutely beautiful and so gracious to let you done a hat on him..the photos are wonderful..now go and give that boy a huge hug and one for me too..:)

Blasé said...

BOOH!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

That's not just a Halloween hat...that's your birthday party hat!!! Now I understand your connection to wearing this style hat at Halloween! Have a great birthday and a wonderful Halloween Johanna!! (Jack and JP too!)
Laurie

Benedetta said...

These pictures are awesome! I especially LOVE the last one he is just hilarious. Gotta say, your hat matches perfectly!
Also, I'd like to wish you a wonderful happy birthday-may all dreams come true.
All the best for this Halloween/Birthday day and always :-)
Hugs and love,
Benedetta

LYNDY WARD said...

Have A Hauntingly Fun Birthday Today Johanna & A Wonderful Halloween!!!

Jack is adorable & such a patient kitty to accommodate your Halloween photo shoot. I've been trying all morning to get my black cat Magick to wear his Wizard Hat & try to sniff out my Blogspot Halloween Giveaway Winner. He just keeps running around the house & hiding in places I can't reach him... LOL

I'll keep after him, after all he gets more catnip when he chooses the winner...

XOXOs, Lyndy & Magick

P.S. The winner will posted after the stroke of Midnight tonight...

Len said...

Love the pictures they are a hoot. Have a Happy Birthday Johanna. All the best, Len.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy birthday to you and to Jack! Looks like you are both having a good time (he in the hat and you with the camera!). Many happy returns! Theresa

Stella Dora von Swineburg said...

What a handsome fellow! He reminds me of my uncle Tamaqua!

donna pizzi said...

Happy Birthday to you, dearest Johanna. Thanks for brightening all of our lives with your whimsy... and enlivening our various magazine photographs with your artwork! Your talent is prodigious. Jack ain't so shabby either. What an adorable kitty, kitty! BTW, can you translate the Russian entry for us?
Ciao & Happy Halloween!

Johanna Parker said...

Thank you all :) I truly wish you a purrrfect Halloween!.... And, I knew you'd get a kick out of my latest pics of Jack!!

As for the Russian entry... I looked it up and found this translation:

"It is beautiful! What tomcat is calm. It does love holidays and details? Your creation inspires me."

How fun to that a photo or an image of my art can inspire someone on the other side of the globe! It's magical!

xoxo,
Johanna

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Awesome photos of your precious Jack!

Happy Halloween Birthday!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

absolutely enchanting!

I wish my pet would let me dress him up in fun accessories. Alas, no such luck.

Happy Hallowe'en!

jenny b harris said...

Whimsify... a perfectly good word in my opinion! What an awesome fellow to pose so nicely. Don't you wish you could know what he thinks of this?

Leah's Art Magic said...

Hope you had a wonderfully magical birthday!

You and JP look so cute!

That last picture of Jack made me giggle!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

These photos are killing me - too funny!!! Thank you:)

vintagepaletteart said...

Love his look~you know that one...how long do I have to sit here with this hat on my head look~ Too cute!!!

Lori

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Johanna - these made me lol! He's so Handsome.. even as he glares at the camera! (I can't get my black kitty to wear a hat, darn.)
Happy Halloween! :)

Brenda

Carole said...

Jack looks adorable in his party hat, although in that last photo he looks as if to say, 'can we take this off now'? lol

I could have put a hat on my cat Bill, but not on my current Pantera.

And yes, I think all artists have at least some urge for whimsy. :-)