I'm not a big lover of cats, in fact they freak me out completely (a tragic tale of college anatomy classes lays behind this particular aversion), but when I saw this painting by Toronto-based artist Melinda Josie, I just about swooned:
Look at her!!! Look at her little baggy stockings!!!...And Melinda's many other works are no less darling!
A wee sampling:
Admittedly, put a sweet animal in Mary Jane's and I'm generally sold, but these have something more. They have the heart and soul of childhood, innocent and dear, right there in each piece. And they are so, so beautifully done.
Cheers, sweet friends!