Most people would, upon seeing this picture, think “cute” and that would be that.

But around the same time I saw this kitten, I also saw these bears. “Cute”.

But not me.

Oh no.

Thinking “cute” is too easy.

I had to immediately whittle a cat.


Where “immediately” approximates “8 months” because that’s how long it took me to do. It’s only my fourth whittled project ever, and there is a lot of white space in the design.

But, when I gifted this to my sister-in-law for Christmas, she immediately yelled “it’s Tim!” which I count as a massive success. Tim is her boyfriend’s cat, and the one I based the¬†maquette on.


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