Happy Caturday – Astronaut Cat Portrait

November 9, 2013Allison Murray
Happy Caturday - Astronaut Cat Portrait

Happy Caturday - Astronaut Cat Portrait

Hello everybody. In today’s post I’m just laying it all out there. You probably already know that I love my cats and that I take lots of pictures with cats in them. But you didn’t know (yet) is that I also like to take portraits of my cats in interesting situations… Say as an astronaut by drawing the figure on the box and then cutting a hole for the cats to look out of.

And the thing is, the cats ALWAYS get into the box. It’s never a matter of if, simply when. So I draw my box and I place it on my desk and when a cat decides to play dress up I snap a few pics.

You’re totally thinking I’m a weirdo right now, aren’t you? You’re so thinking I’m a weirdo!! But just so you know my Mom says it’s just because I’m creative :)

Happy Caturday - Astronaut Cat Portrait

At any rate, sometimes we have “situations” with a little traffic jam of sorts where more than one kitty wants to be in the special box.

Happy Caturday - Astronaut Cat Portrait

And then we have Max, a.k.a., Dummy who I have never gotten a good picture of in a cat portrait box because he gets in the box and looks over the edge. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t get jealous when anyone else gets in the box and actually looks through the hole.

Happy Caturday - Astronaut Cat Portrait

Ground control to Major Tom. Ground control to Major Tom.

Happy Caturday - Astronaut Cat Portrait

Well, that’s it for today. No tutorial or how to because it’s pretty simple. Find a box. Draw a character on it. Cut a hole out for cat faces. Set up somewhere with a camera nearby. Snap pics. Accept that you’re just a crafty cat lady and maybe grab a cup of tea.

Happy Caturday!

Comments (12)

  • Brittany

    November 9, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Hahaha, hilarious!! I am so going to do this and it’s not weird at all by the way, it’s awesome! I have two cats that I really hope will cooperate, all I have to do is find a box… :)

    1. Allison

      November 9, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      Oh, I hope your kitties do cooperate, but then again all cats LOVE boxes, don’t they? I’m desperate to see your pics :)

  • Alice

    November 11, 2013 at 6:48 AM

    Haha, I should really try something similar! Cats sure love their boxes. :) :)

    And the kitties are all so pretty!


    1. Allison

      November 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      Thanks, Alice. It’s totally weird and completely fun and there are a million different situations you can put them in :)

  • Francine

    November 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    This is hysterical!!! And brilliant. You should do an entire photo series and have an exhibition. :) I am now off to practise drawing stuff like Santa Claus and Elves so I can try this for Christmas. LOL

    1. Allison

      November 11, 2013 at 12:32 PM

      Thanks so much, Francine. I was worried that rather than hysterical my little hobby would translate to weird and creepy so I’m glad to hear it! Definitely share your little North Pole kitties, will you? :)

  • Leslie

    November 13, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Hahaha! Hilarious!

    1. Allison

      November 13, 2013 at 7:49 AM

      Thanks, Leslie! Very glad you like it :)

  • hilke

    November 14, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    This made me smile!

    1. Allison

      November 14, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      And that makes me smile!

  • Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade

    November 14, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    This is the best! My cats are box fanatics too, naturally, and I know my boys would love doing this for them! I’m totally adding this to our rainy day activity list! :)

    1. Allison

      November 14, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      Oh, that sounds awesome. I’d love to see the boxes your boys make!

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