Studying a tiny porcelain bead I found in the craft shop recently. It is the Neko cat. I’ve always thought they are cute.
The Maneki Neko (招き猫?, literally “Beckoning Cat”) is a common Japanese sculpture, often made of ceramic, which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw.
In Japanese restaurants they are very common and often mechanics move their little paw, though I have never seen one for sale before this tiny bead Neko. I hope he will bring me some luck.
I did a quick little pen drawing of Maneki Neko and coloured it with my watercolours.
I was thinking I was going to do lots of little drawings this summer, but there is so many things I want to do all the time. Yoga, drawing, collage, paint, sew, blog, write, laundry, meditation, Smilla-cuddle, drinks, cruising, bathing, sun worshiping and morning pages… Plus all the “musts” on my list.
On my Neko page I also did a drawing of a iHanna-girl with black hair and big eyes.
Just sipping my iced coffee in the shade, thinking of nothing special. And you?