Wednesday, 20 March 2013



The inevitable


© Cat Hill 2012

dVerse open link night hosted by Grace.

Thursday, 14 March 2013


The white
eight-foot bride turns
dead presidents into
flowers. Her intense eyes unveil 
my soul.

© Cat Hill 2012

Image used with permission, copyright Andy Ihnatko
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Written for dVerse form for all prompt to write a cinquain. This gave me an opportunity to write about one of my favourite musicians, Amanda Palmer. She started out as a living statue, often as 'The eight-foot bride'. After listening to her recent inspiring TED talk (link here) about the 'art of asking' I wanted to get across the true connection she had with strangers. She still makes this connection by making her fans feel loved, appreciated and heard. I found it really difficult to put this concept into 22 syllables... There were many attempts. If you think it's easy have a go!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


The noise so sudden and shocking
makes me cling to you.

Blood smears across
the window pane,
feathers flutter.
Its neck broken.
Part of creation lays motionless
on your patio.
Its watery crimson blood
taints the garden. 
Shattered wings now only controlled
by the wind.

A birthday gift, parting with a kiss.
Yearning to be closer to you;
stifled by this death.

The horror of reality stares
at us through the lifeless glass eyes
of a pigeon.

©Cat Hill

Open link night 84 at dVerse poets

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Blue Curtains

is great. If I open
them, what will be behind?
Maybe the truth? Maybe
Answers to an unspoken
punctuation mark,
with denial

© Cat Hill

Open link night dVerse

Saturday, 26 January 2013


The person you are
calling is currently
please leave a message
after the tone.

Inbox empty,
you currently have no
new messages.

My phone vibrates,
a moments elation
by a network text.

Only Facebook asks me
how I feel.
I tell it I feel
and twenty ‘friends’ respond
sending hollow hugs and
‘thinking of you vibes’.

You are not one of them.

Log-in to Yahoo messenger,
your name fades to

Maybe tomorrow I’ll see
your face.
But then I remember
one Hundred miles away.

© Cat Hill 2013

Inspired by dVerse prompt with focus on the Media 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

St Ninian's Isle, Shetland

Hello lovely people, know it's been ages since I posted. I thought I'd share a painting with you which I did just for fun and to relax. It's of a photograph that my dad took of St Ninian's Isle in Shetland. When he showed me the photo my first thought was "I HAVE to paint that" - so I did and here it is. 

Cat Hill 2012©

Thursday, 29 March 2012

'The Perfect Match' Animation

Today my friend, Louise Hubbard and I finished an animation we have been working on for two weeks. It is for a YCN competition to advertise Triumphs' bra fitting service. I really enjoyed working with Louise and her illustrative style - thank you.

We decided to take the idea of women wearing the wrong size bra and turn it on its head. Which means instead of depicting women, we used bras as characters who wear the wrong size women. We adjusted Triumph bras’ tag line from, “7 out of 10 women wear the wrong size bra - are you one of them?” to “7 out of 10 bras wear the wrong size woman - are you one of them?”.  This transfers the blame from the woman to the bra and also provides a source of amusement. The aim of which is to encourage women to get a bra fitting.