For years now the Creatively Belle studio has had a very diligent supervisor, one who makes sure that work is done, especially if there’s a chance to be in the middle of it, and attention is paid to the finer details.
Her name is Shelly, the beautiful tortoiseshell (or calico, if you’re in the USA) cat who introduced herself to me at the Cat Protection Society over 10 years ago.
Fortunately for me, much more work is achieved when I’m being diligently supervised by such a creature. I’m never distracted with requests (demands?) for food and cuddles. Work is never tipped over and scattered everywhere when a certain feline decides it’s the right moment to get up on the work table because I’ve left the room. None of this ever happens.
So I’ve come to the natural conclusion that every studio needs to a supervising cat, if for no other reason, that they’re adorable.
You can follow the antics of Shelly the Studio Supervisor Cat on Instagram.
Shelly can be very clear in her intent for me to understand her instructions about what she wants to have done. Sadly for her, I don’t always interpret her meaning properly which can be awfully frustrating.
As a Supervising Cat it is important that work in progress is regularly inspected to ensure the high standards of the studio are maintained.
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
It’s important to be well groomed and washed before starting Supervisor duties in the morning.
Keeping an Eye on Proceedings
Even from her comfory homemade quilt, Shelly the Supervisor keeps a constant vigil on works in progress, even if the quilt was made for someone else.
Obviously planning for the year ahead requires deep and serious thought as it certainly can’t be trusted to those humans.
Her deep thinking and love of watching the moon has inspired paintings too.
Sleeping on Duty
It does get all too much for an innocent little cat sometimes and a good afternoon sleep is required. Rest assured, that work inspections will be completed after the mandatory cat nap!
Finding Her Way into Jewellery Designs
Tell Us What You Think?
Do you think Shelly the Supervisor Cat is doing a good job? Who’s your supervisor?