Susan wanted her portrait in a festive, flowery costume of green and pink that she was wearing at DarkoverCon, with the addition of a longhaired black cat. The cat, modeled on a similar cat belonging to a friend of mine, is playing with the ribbons from Susan's headdress. Lots of people wanted their portraits done with their cats. It is a way to remember them when they are gone. You could measure your own life in cat-lives, if you were so inclined.
Nametag miniature is ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper, 3 1/2" x 2 1/4", December 1986.