Overwhelmed Cat by Carla Martell


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Some days, it’s all just a bit too much. A dazed and bedraggled cat sits in a downpour, unable to move. Original hand-drawn illustration in cream, yellow, green and black.


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I’m finding the way back home to my old loves of illustration, printmaking, drawing and design, after ages spent working in the crazy haphazard world of dance and theatre. I also design under the name of Scruff, which comes from my longstanding reputation as someone who can’t keep her artwork clean and tidy (luckily, computers came along and saved me from a life of smudgy blobs and fingerprints).

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  • hollyann
    hollyannover 3 years ago

    this is so sweet

  • Thank you :)

    – Carla Martell

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Great image!

  • Thanks, Cindy!

    – Carla Martell

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 3 years ago

    I knew a cat who really did this …(minus the duck)…as always wonderful and whimsica!

  • Haha, I would like to see a cat sitting in a puddle…mine likes to sit in the kitchen sink (preferably in some scummy water). Thank you!

    – Carla Martell

  • Aleksandra Kabakova
    Aleksandra Kab...over 3 years ago

    amazing!!! so cute! I love his look!

  • Thank you, Aleksandra :)

    – Carla Martell

  • DravenStudios
    DravenStudiosover 3 years ago

    Very, cute. :)

  • Thank you! It’s a bit like that here at the moment – endless rain and giant puddles.

    – Carla Martell

  • Marianna Tankelevich
    Marianna Tanke...about 3 years ago

    ha-ha! that’s me now :)

  • That’s me most of the time, I’m sad to say :)

    – Carla Martell

  • Natalie Cat
    Natalie Catover 2 years ago

    Poor kitty :)) cute

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