I have a veterinarian hospital interested in my work, in a town that’s right over the state border. That’s Brewster, NY. If anyone of my readers is old enough to remember the TV show, “That Girl’, the Marlo Thomas character lived in Brewster before she moved to NYC. It’s a very pleasant little town.
Anyway, enough of old TV shows. The veterinarians are looking for artwork to decorate the waiting rooms…a cat room and a dog room. As you can tell….I’ve got the cat room covered. Dogs, not so much…haven’t drawn a lot of dogs. After all, I have an inner cat, not an inner dog.
The only dog drawings I can think of are these:
In memorial of a good friend’s pet who left to go over the Rainbow Bridge:
And one I did as a commission for a charity. Unfortunately, nowhere can I find my digital copy of it.
But, back to cats….there’s one I forgot about. It’s this one, called “Kitten”
Not one of my favorites, but here’s a closeup of the kitten:
So, expect me to be doing a lot of dog pictures soon. Also, remember the Bott Shoppe I showed in in Mamaroneck, NY? There’s going to be a Pet Art Show on April 11, at 172 East Boston Post Road. I will have a drawing of a cat in it. Sorry, dog lovers.
St. Gertrude of Nevilles to be precise. Not St. Gertrude the Great, that’s another story.
One thing about being born on St. Patrick’s Day…everyone asks if you’re Irish. I’m not. However, being born on the Patron Saint of Cat’s Day makes sense. Anyone who has known me even a little while, knows I love cats.
So much so, I’ve done several drawings of them:
There’s one very sweet cat of ours that I never got around to drawing. In the interest of all cats, here’s “Odalisque”
And of course my logo:
Thank you for attending this parade of cats in honor of St. Gertrude’s Day! Also, in honor of my birthday.
I can’t sit at my desk. Pumpkin is resting on my desk’s chair, so I took the laptop into the kitchen. I can’t disturb a resting cat, but I can disturb a computer. It’s also a good idea that I keep my laptop away from Pumpkin. He likes to sharpen his claws on the keyboard, and the keys go flying. My “P”, will never work right, now.
I’m about to unveil the picture I drew of my bratty cat, and as I said before, it’s different. I still don’t know if I like it, or whether on New Year’s, it will show up on my list of failures. Never Mind. Without further ado, “Resting in the Sunshine”.
Since I drew a picture of a cat. I call myself a cat lover? Ha! When I’ve neglected to draw one in over a year?
So, I’ve done one. I’m just not sure of it….it’s different. So, I’m holding onto it for a review in the morning. Don’t know if I like or not, because…it’s different.
A while back I did a drawing of my cat Pumpkin. It’s okay, but I started drawing from my imagination, rather than look at what I was drawing, and work from that. I ended up with something which looks more like an illustration in a children’s book, than anything else.
For those of you who are cat lovers, and I know many of you are..just a sad note. Pumpkin has been diagnosed with feline leukemia. He won’t be with us for more than a couple of years. All those years as a street cat, in street fights, took their toll.
I’m working on items for the Winter Boutique again, but this time, a little better rested. So, for serious..here’s the first Holiday Card I’ve done…5 by 7 inches. It’s pretty neutral in the way it presents a holiday. It can be either Christmas or Pagan Yule. I’m going to try to stick with as many winter landscape ideas as possible, because, no matter what religion you are (or aren’t), it’s going to be winter in the Northern Hemisphere in December. So, here ’tis….
And I’ve scrounged some items…notice I didn’t say Scrooge, I said scrounge. I’ve put a copy of one of my cat drawings on a suncatcher, and it came out halfway decently. This is the drawing, the suncatcher itself, is hard to photograph….
But for you cat lovers, I’m sure you don’t mind revisiting a young cat with yarn:
I’m having fun with the pressure off…just coming up with stuff to sell.
I can’t share with you what I am working on right now, so, I’m puttering around. We’ve got a cold, wintry mix in Danbury. So, good news..we managed to recapture our kitty Pumpkin. As you may recall, we captured him last December, from our former home in New York City. This past spring, however, the call of the wild got to our little feline transplant..and he ran off. We found him, but he wasn’t too pleased at the idea of coming back to us..so, we left him, and came every day to feed him in his new environment. If we tried to grab him, he’d bite, scratch and wiggle away.
So, this day was a good day to convince him to come home. So, he’s back…here’s the Throwback Thursday drawing of him…The Cat from New York City
Snow is in the forecast for today. We’re not to get hit as hard as if we were still in New York City, but still a sizable amount. It’s good day to stay inside and do artwork…as if that wasn’t what I’ve been doing for the past week anyway. Ah, I love the snow. It’s so beautiful, if I don’t have to go out in it. Be safe, all of you in the East.
I did do another cat, a picture of dear Hannako. Thing is, I meant to do a drawing I could sell, but it looks so much like my little girl, and so much looks like a cat in heaven, that I think I have to hold onto it. I even put a rainbow in it, for the Rainbow Bridge. I’m usually not so sentimental about things. And I’m running out of paper, again.