I Will Perish, Please Turn on the FaucetPosted: February 10, 2012 Filed under: black cats, cat photographs, cats, daily photo, jelly bean, photographs | Tags: cat in sink, cat photographs, feline photographs, pet photography, photography 8 Comments
“I’ll just wait here until you turn on the faucet, okay?”
“I’m ready whenever you are.”
“I don’t mind if you have a few other things to do. I can wait.”
“This is comfortable, I’ll just stay curled in the sink.”
“I know you won’t forget me.”
“I’ll be so grateful when you turn on the faucet.”
“Life will be so good when I get my drink of fresh, cold, flowing water.”
“I am so thirsty I will drink forever when you turn on the faucet.”
“Look how weak I’m getting without my drink of fresh water.”
“I will perish if you don’t turn on the faucet.”
Between the eyes and the pleading, I can’t resist.
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Daily Sketch: Two Girls at DinnerPosted: February 10, 2012 Filed under: animal artwork, black cats, cat artwork, cats, daily sketch, kelly, mimi, senior cats, tortoiseshell cats | Tags: art, black cat, cat art, cat sketches, cats, colored pencil sketch of cat, tortoiseshe, two cats 2 Comments
Mimi and Kelly enjoy dinner on the cabinet while “the kids” eat on the floor.
I’ve been wanting to try this idea for a while. It’s every hue of colored pencil in the box following nearly the same lines, but with enough variation that you see full color and mixed color throughout the sketch. It tends to cover up all the little tweaks and trills I add to my sketches as my hand skips from place to place, but I like the strength of the shapes and the colors themselves, it makes me think of confetti and makes me happy.
I am determined not to pull up sad moments as I begin posting again, but I sketch what happens in life. While browsing photos over the week I saw one from two years ago of “the other big four”, four girls at dinner: Peaches, Cookie, Kelly and Mimi.
Then when I began sketching I was glad to catch one of my favorites, “Dinnertime”, featuring three girls at dinner: Kelly, Mimi and Cookie.
So here are Mimi and Kelly with the entire cabinet to themselves. Over the years I’ve seen a parade of cats on this cabinet, always reserved for the ones I need to observe a little more closely, or those who were uncomfortable eating in close proximity to too many cats. Or those who are just special, like Mimi, who is not older or ill and certainly enjoys the company of her children, but who has always felt it was appropriate that she get to eat on the cabinet eating special kitty food, as the seniors often get, like a special kitty should.
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